Rockport Real Estate
Neighborhoods/Developments in Rockport, ME
Rockport is a town in Knox County, Maine, United States. Rockport is a popular tourist destination and art colony.
Rockport, or "the River" was settled in 1769 by Robert Thorndike. Goose River Village (as it was known until 1852), was originally part of the Megunticook Plantation, incorporated in 1791 as Camden. On February 25, 1891, Rockport officially split from Camden because of a dispute over the cost of constructing a bridge. The town of Rockport was born and from Camden it took half the population, three quarters of the land, and most importantly the profitable lime and ice industries.
According to the US census, the town has a total area of 34.1 square miles, of which, 21.7 square miles is land and 12.4 square miles (36.41%) is water. Drained by Varnah Brook and Goose River, Rockport is located beside Penobscot Bay and the Gulf of Maine, part of the Atlantic Ocean.
It borders the towns of Rockland to the south, Warren to the southwest, Union to the west, Hope to the northwest, and Camden to the north.
In the 2000 census there were 3,209 people, 1,373 households and 918 families in the town. The population density was 147.8 per square mile. There were 1,677 housing units at an average density of 77.2 per square mile.
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