Location in Maine
|Foundation :||February 13, 1787|
|State :||United States|
|County :||Hancock County|
|Time zone :||Eastern ( UTC − 5 / −4 )|
|Residents :||1,263 (as of 2010)|
|Population density :||12.2 inhabitants per km 2|
|Area :||120.56 km 2 (approx. 47 mi 2 ) of
which 103.26 km 2 (approx. 40 mi 2 ) is land
|Height :||26 m|
|Postal code :||04476|
|Area code :||+1 207|
|GNIS ID :||0582668|
Penobscot is located at the mouth of the Penobscot River in Penobscot Bay on the Atlantic Ocean , in the southwest of Hancock County. Today Pond borders in the north and the Bagaduce River in the south . In the area of the town, Wight Pond lies in the east and Pierce Pond in the center . The surface is flat, without any significant elevations.
All distances are given as straight lines between the official coordinates of the places from the 2010 census.
- North: Orland , 3.4 miles
- Northeast: Surry , 14 mi
- Southeast: Blue Hill , 12 mi
- South: Brooksville , 5.1 mi
- Southwest: Castine , 7.7 mi
- West: Stockton Springs , Waldo County, 9.1 mi
- Northwest: Verona Island , 5.3 mi
There are several settlement areas in Penobscot: Marks Corner , North Penobscot , Penobscot , Penobscot Center , South Penobscot and West Penobscot .
The mean mean temperature in Penobscot is between -6.1 ° C (21 ° Fahrenheit ) in January and 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.
Penobscot was part of the Pentagoet settlement district, one of the earliest settlements in North America. The name comes from the Indian "Penobskeag", also "Penopeauke", which means "rocky place". Originally this area also included the towns of Castine and Brooksville. It was named Township No. 3 East of Penobscot River, Livermore Survey (T3 EPR LS) or Township No. 3 West of Union River designated. Other names were Majorbigwaduce, Magorbigwaduce, Magabagwaduce and Maja Bagadoose .
The first grant for the area was given to David Marsh and others, and it was measured by John Peters. The first settlers were the Scots Duncan and Findley Malcolm as well as Daniel and Neil Brown. The first permanent settler was Charles Hutebings, who settled on the area in 1765.
Penobscot was organized as a town in 1787 under the name Penobscot. Castine was spun off in 1796 and Brooksville in 1817. Additional land was ceded to Castine in 1817, 1839 and 1927 and to Town Surry in 1843. In 1845 parts of Surry and Blue Hill were added to the area and in 1857 parts of Sedgwick Town.
|Census Results - Town of Penobscot, Maine|
Economy and Infrastructure
There are no medical facilities or hospitals in Penobscot. The closest are in Belfast and Ellsworth.
There is no library in Penobscot. The closest are in Brooksville, Bucksport and Bangor.
Penobscot belongs to School Union 93 with Blue Hill, Brooksville, Castine and Surry . In Penobscot, the Penobscot School Department is responsible for school education.
Penobscot is home to the Penobscot Community School, with classes from pre-kindergarten through 8th grade. Middle and high schools are offered through the School Union.
sons and daughters of the town
- George W. Emery (1830–1909), politician and governor of the Utah Territory
- Roy L. Wardwell (1874–1949), politician and Maine State auditor
- Penobscot in the Geographic Names Information System of the United States Geological Survey , accessed June 16, 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
- Penobscot, Hancock County | Maine Genealogy. In: mainegenealogy.net. Retrieved June 16, 2018 .
- Penobscot, Maine (ME) 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 June 16, 2018 (English).
- History of Penobscot, Maine. In: rays-place.com. history.rays-place.com, accessed June 16, 2018 .
- Population 1790–2010 according to the census results
- 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 15, 2018
- penobscotschool. In: penobscotschool.org. penobscotschool, accessed June 16, 2018 .