Blue Hill Real Estate
Neighborhoods/Developments in Blue Hill, ME
Blue Hill is a town in Hancock County, Maine, United States.
The town was one of six townships granted by the Massachusetts General Court to David Marsh and 351 others for their service in the French and Indian War. First caalled Plantation Number 5, it was first settled in 1762 by Captain Joseph Wood and John Roundy from Andover, Massachusetts. The name was than changed to Newport Plantation. On January 30, 1789, the town was incorporated and renamed as Blue Hill, named after its commanding summit overlooking the region.
According to the US census, the town has a total area of 86.7 square miles, of which, 62.5 square miles is land and 24.1 square miles of (27.84%) is water. Located on Blue Hill Bay, the town is drained by Mill Brook. It borders the towns of Surry to the northeast, Brooklin to the southeast, Sedgwick to the southwest, and Penobscot to the northwest.
As of the 2000 census, there were 2,390 people, 1,074 households, and 681 families residing in the town. The population density was 38.2 people per square mile. There were 1,486 housing units at an average density of 23.8 per square mile.
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