Houlton Real Estate
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Houlton is a town in Aroostook County, Maine on the United States – Canada border.
It is perhaps best known as being at the northern terminus of Interstate 95 and for being the birthplace of Samantha Smith. The town is home to the annual Houlton Agricultural Fair.
Houlton is the county seat for Aroostook County, and as such its nickname is the "Shire Town" and the Houlton High School sports teams are named "The Shiretowners." The Meduxnekeag River flows through the heart of the town, and the border with the Canadian province of New Brunswick is three miles east of the town's center.
Aaron Putnam and Joseph Houlton started a village and named it for Joseph Houlton, who moved to Maine from the more populated part of Massachusetts in 1807. Maine separated from Massachusetts in 1820. The United States government in 1828 established Hancock Barracks, a military post. Houlton officially incorporated as a town in 1831.
According to the US census, the town has a total area of 36.8 square miles, of which 36.8 square miles is land and 0.0 square miles (0.03%) is water. Houlton is drained by the Meduxnekeag River.
The Houlton/Woodstock Border Crossing, located just east of Houlton, marks the northern terminus of Interstate 95.
As of the 2010 census, there were 6,123 people residing in the town, and according to the 2000 census there were 2,677 households, and 1,654 families residing in the town. The population density was 176.2 people per square mile. There were 2,994 housing units at an average density of 891.5 persons/sq mi.
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