View of Brooksville Harbor circa 1910
|Location in Maine|
|Foundation :||June 13, 1817|
|State :||United States|
|County :||Hancock County|
|Time zone :||Eastern ( UTC − 5 / −4 )|
|Residents :||934 (as of 2010)|
|Population density :||11.6 inhabitants per km 2|
|Area :||132.4 km 2 (approx. 51 mi 2 ) of
which 80.63 km 2 (approx. 31 mi 2 ) is land
|Height :||26 m|
|Postal code :||04617|
|Area code :||+1 207|
|GNIS ID :||0582372|
Brooksville is a headland in Penobscot Bay in the Atlantic Ocean and is located in the southwest of Hancock County. The area of the town also includes some islands off the coast. The most famous is the Nautilus Island . The surface is slightly hilly, there are no significant elevations. Several arms of Penobscot Bay protrude into the mainland area. There are also some smaller lakes, such as Parker Pond , Snake Pond or Fresh Pond .
All distances are given as straight lines between the official coordinates of the places from the 2010 census.
- North: Penobscot , 5.1 mi
- East: Sedgwick , 14.1 km
- South: Deer Isle , 3.7 mi
- West: Islesboro , Waldo County , 10.3 mi
- Northwest Castine , 4 miles
Brooksville there are several settlements: Black Corner , Brooksville , Cape Rosier , Flat Landing , Harborside , Herricks , North Brooksville , Norumbega , South Brooksville , Stover Corner and West Brooksville .
The mean mean temperature in Brooksville ranges from −6.1 ° C (21 ° Fahrenheit ) in January to 20.6 ° C (69 ° Fahrenheit) in July. This means that the place is around 6 degrees cooler than the long-term average in the USA. The snowfalls between October and May are up to two and a half meters, more than twice as high as the average snow depth in the USA; the daily sunshine duration is at the lower end of the range in the USA.
The Town of Brooksville was founded in 1817 from areas that previously belonged to the towns of Castine, Penobscot and Sedgwick. Brooksville was named after John Brooks , who was the governor of Massachusetts when it was founded. The first explorer to reach this area was James Rosier in 1605 . Cape Rosier on the Penobscot River in Brooksville, Maine was named after him.
The first settlers were John and Samuel Wasson and David Hawes, who upon arrival met three illegal settlers who had settled in the area without permits.
At Henry's Point and near Oliver Bakerman, the British built six-cannon batteries in 1779. Both positions have since expired.
Excavations were carried out on the site of Edmund von Mach with his approval in the 1920s by the archaeologist Warren K. Moorehead . During these excavations, ceramic finds with fine decorations came to light. The archaeological site was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1989.
|Census Results - Town of Brooksville, Maine|
Culture and sights
In Brooksville, an archaeological site and building has been listed and listed on the National Register of Historic Places :
- Archaeological site
Economy and Infrastructure
There are very few streets in Brooksville. The Maine State Route 176 along the coast of Brooklin.
Brooksville does not have its own medical facilities or hospitals. The closest ones are in Belfast.
The Brooksville Free Public Library is located in the Brooksville Town House.
Brooksville is part of the School Union 93 with Blue Hill, Castine, Penobscot and Surry . The Brooksville School Department is responsible for school education in Brooksville.
Brooksville is home to Brooksville Elementary School, with classes from Pre-K through 8th grade.
Personalities who have worked on site
- Archibald Cox (1912–2004), professor of constitutional law and state special investigator in the Watergate affair
- Edmund von Mach (1870–1927), art historian, university professor, author and translator
- Scott Nearing (1883–1983), author, educator, and farmer
- Peter Suber (* 1951), Professor of Philosophy, a leader in the Open Access movement
- Brooksville in the United States Geological Survey's Geographic Names Information System , accessed May 26, 2018
- Maine 2010 Census Results ; official publication of the Census Authority, (English; PDF; 32.5 MB)
- Coordinates of the locations of the Census Authority 2010
- Brooksville, Hancock County | Maine Genealogy. In: mainegenealogy.net. Retrieved May 26, 2018 (English).
- Brooksville, Maine (ME 04617) profile: population, maps, real estate, averages, homes, statistics, relocation, travel, jobs, hospitals, schools, crime, moving, houses, news, sex offenders. In: city-data.com. www.city-data.com, accessed on May 26, 2018 (English).
- History of Brooksville, Maine, from A Gazetteer of the State of Maine, by Geo. J. Varney, 1886 , Retrieved May 26, 2018
- Population 1820–2010 according to census results
- Brooksville Free Public Library. In: brooksvillelibrary.org. Retrieved May 26, 2018 (American English).
- School Union 93 ( Memento of the original dated December 14, 2017 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. , accessed on May 26, 2018
- Local: Maine.gov. In: maine.gov. Retrieved May 26, 2018 (American English).
- Brooksville Elementary School. In: brooksvilleschool.org. Retrieved May 26, 2018 .