Boothbay Real Estate
Neighborhoods/Developments in Boothbay, ME
Boothbay is a town in Lincoln County, Maine, United States. It includes the villages of East Boothbay and Trevett. The Boothbay region is a center of summer tourist activity, and a significant part of its population does not live there year round.
Originally names Townsend for Lord Charles Townshend, this settelement was incorporated November 3, 1764. It was renamed Boothbay in 1842 after the hamlet of Boothby, which is located about a mile east of Welton le Marsh in Lincolnshire, England.
According to the US census, the town has a total area of 46.1 square miles, of which 22.1 square miles is land and 24.0 square miles (52.09%) is water. Situated on the Cape Newagen peninsula extending into the Gulf of Maine, Boothbay lies between the Sheepscot River and Damariscotta River. The town includes Damariscove Island.
It borders the towns of Edgecomb to the north, and Boothbay Harbor to the south. Separated by water, it is near the towns of Westport to the west, and South Bristol to the east.
As of the 2000 census, there were 2,960 people, 1,261 households, and 881 families residing in the town. The population density was 134.0 people per square mile. There were 2,046 housing units at an average density of 92.6 per square mile.
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