Greenville Real Estate
Neighborhoods/Developments in Greenville, ME
Greenville is a town in Piscataquis County, Maine, United States.
The town is centered around the lower end of Moosehead Lake, the largest body of fresh water in the state. Greenville is the historic gateway to the north country and a center for outdoor recreation in the area.
Greenville High School, with 89 students, was ranked as the third best high school in Maine and one of the top 1,000 in the US in 2010.
First called T9 R10 NWP (or Township 9, Range 10, North of the Waldo Patent), the land was granted about 1812 by the Massachusetts General Court to Thornton Academy in Saco. In 1824, Nathaniel Haskell of Westbrook bought the Thornton Academy Grant. On February 6, 1836, Greenville was incorporated from Haskell Plantation, and named for its green forests.
According to the US census, the town has a total area of 46.4 square miles, of which, 42.5 square miles is land and 3.9 square miles (8.39%) is water. Situated beside Moosehead Lake, Greenville is drained by Wilson Stream.
Located north of the 45th parallel on a line with Montreal, Greenville, in climate and vegetation, has more in common with the northernmost United States and southern Canada than it has with southern Maine.
As of the 2000 census, there were 1,623 people, 731 households, and 437 families residing in the town. The population density was 38.2 people per square mile. There were 1,378 housing units at an average density of 32.4 per square mile.
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