Newry Real Estate
Neighborhoods/Developments in Newry, ME
Newry is a town in Oxford County, Maine, United States. Newry was the site of one of Maine's worst Cold War aircraft crashes. Newry is the home of Sunday River Ski Resort and has a proportionately large seasonal (winter) population.
First called Sunday River Plantation, it was settled in 1781 by Benjamin Barker and his two brothers from Methuen, Massachusetts, together with Ithiel Smith of Cape Elizabeth. But the settlement was plundered in 1782 by Indians and abandoned. Then John J. Holmes of New Jersey purchased the land in 1794 with his sister's surname on the deed: Bostwick. On June 15, 1805, Bostwick Plantation was renamed by settlers that had come from Newry in what is now Northern Ireland.
According to the US census, the town has a total area of 61.4 square miles, of which, 61.4 square miles is land and 0.04 square miles (0.05%) is water. Newry is drained by the Bear River and Sunday River, which both flow into the Androscoggin River.
As of the 2000 census, there were 344 people, 142 households, and 90 families residing in the town. The population density was 5.6 people per square mile. There were 1,075 housing units at an average density of 17.5 per square mile.
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