Newcastle Real Estate
Neighborhoods/Developments in Newcastle, ME
Newcastle is a town in Lincoln County, Maine, United States. The village of Newcastle is located in the western part of the town, on the Damariscotta River. Together with the village of Damariscotta linked by the Main Street bridge, they form the Twin Villages.
Originally called Sheepscot Plantation, Newcastle was first settled in the 1630s by fishermen and around 50 families. In 1730, Colonel David Dunbar, the superintendent and governor of the Province of Sagadahoc, resettled it as Newcastle, named in honor of the Duke of Newcastle.
According to the US census, the town has a total area of 32.6 square miles, of which, 29.0 square miles is land and 3.6 square miles (11.02%) is water. Newcastle is situated beside the Damariscotta River.
It borders the towns of Jefferson to the north, Edgecomb to the south, and Alna to the northwest. Separated by water, it is near the towns of Wiscasset to the southwest, and Nobleboro, Damariscotta, Bristol and South Bristol to the east.
As of the 2000 census, there were 1,748 people, 724 households, and 493 families residing in the town. The population density was 60.3 people per square mile. There were 880 housing units at an average density of 30.4 per square mile.
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