Old Town Real Estate
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Old Town is a city in Penobscot County, Maine, United States.
The city's developed area is chiefly located on relatively large Marsh Island, though its boundaries extend beyond that. The island is surrounded and defined by the Penobscot River to the east, and the Stillwater River to the west.
The Abenaki Indians called it Pannawambskek, meaning "where the ledges spread out." The French established a mission here in the 1680s. Later the area was settled by English pioneers in 1774. The name Old Town derives from "Indian Old Town", which was the English name for the largest Penobscot Indian village, now known as Indian Island.
Located within the city limits but on its own island, the reservation is the current and historical home of the Penobscot Nation.
The city of Old Town includes Treat-Webster Island, a.k.a. French Island, a predominantly residential neighborhood located on a small island in the middle of the Penobscot River. French Island is the intermediate land mass between Milford and Old Town; it is connected on either side by a bridge.
According to the US census, the city has a total area of 42.7 square miles, of which 38.3 square miles is land and 4.4 square miles 10.24%) is water. With its business district located on an island, Old Town is drained by the Stillwater River and Penobscot River.
It borders the towns of Orono to the south, Glenburn to the west, Hudson to the northwest, Alton and Argyle Township to the north, and (separated by water) is near Milford east, and Bradley to the southeast.
As of the 2010 census, there were 7,840 people residing in the town, and according to the 2000 census there were 3,426 households, and 1,993 families residing in the city. The population density was 212.3 people per square mile. There were 3,686 housing units at an average density of 96.3 per square mile.
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