Machiasport Real Estate
Neighborhoods/Developments in Machiasport, ME
Machiasport is a town in Washington County, Maine, United States. Machiasport is a historic seaport and tourist destination.
In 1633, the Plymouth Company established a trading post here to conduct business with the Native Americans. But this was part of Acadia, territory which New France considered its own. So in 1634, the trading post was sacked by French forces from Port Royal under the command of Charles de Saint-Étienne de la Tour. In 1770, the area was granted by the Massachusetts General Court to 80 petitioners, 54 from Scarborough. It was first part of Machias, incorporated in 1784, then set off and incorporated as Machiasport in 1826.
According to the US census, the town has a total area of 62.3 square miles, of which 21.3 square miles is land and 40.9 square miles, or 65.71%, is water. Drained by the Machias River, the town is located at the head of Machias Bay on the Gulf of Maine, part of the Atlantic Ocean.
It is bordered by the towns of East Machias to the north, Whiting to the northeast, Machias to the west, and (separated by water) is near Cutler to the east, and Roque Bluffs to the southwest.
As of the 2010 census, there were 1,119 people residing in the town, and according to the 2000 census there were 413 households, and 289 families residing in the town. The population density was 54.3 people per square mile. There were 576 housing units at an average density of 27.0 per square mile.
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