Bucksport Real Estate
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Bucksport is a town in Hancock County, Maine, United States.
Bucksport is a historic town across the Penobscot River from Fort Knox and the Penobscot Narrows Bridge, which replaced the Waldo-Hancock Bridge.
The first inhabitants of Bucksport were a 5,000 year old prehistoric culture known as the Red Paint People, that would later be referred to as the Maritime Archaic. They were thought to be a highly advanced native fishing culture that buried red paint in their graves along with stone tools and weapons. The first archaeological dig in the state of Maine, if not the entire United States, was initiated by Professor Charles Willoughby in 1891 on Indian Point, on a site where the present-day mill is located.
Incorporated on June 27, 1792 as Buckstown, it was renamed Bucksport in 1817.
According to the US census, the town has a total area of 56.5 square miles, of which 51.6 square miles is land and 4.9 square miles or (8.68%) is water. Located at the head of Penobscot Bay, Bucksport is drained by the Penobscot River. It includes Silver Lake, a recreation, fishing and birdwatching site.
It borders the towns of Orrington and Holden to the north, Dedham and Orland to the east, and (separated by the Penobscot River) Verona to the south, and Prospect, Frankfort and Winterport to the west.
As of the 2000 census, there were 4,908 people, 2,049 households, and 1,360 families residing in the town. The population density was 95.2 people per square mile. There were 2,282 housing units at an average density of 44.3 per square mile.
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