Charleston Real Estate

Neighborhoods/Developments in Charleston, ME

Name Type
A Puddle Duck Road Real Estate For Sale Neighborhood
BACON ROAD Real Estate For Sale Neighborhood
BRADFORD ROAD Real Estate For Sale Neighborhood
North Road and Harris Road Real Estate For Sale Neighborhood
Route 11A (Main Road) Real Estate For Sale Neighborhood
ROUTE 15, DOVER ROAD Real Estate For Sale Neighborhood

Charleston is a town in Penobscot County, Maine, United States.

Home to the Higgins Classical Institute, Charleston includes the village of West Charleston.

It was first settled as early as 1795 by Charles Vaughan. The land was granted on July 14, 1802 by the Massachusetts General Court to John Lowell. Known as T2 R5 NWP, or Township 2, Range 4, North of the Waldo Patent, it was incorporated on February 16, 1811 as New Charlestown, to distinguish it from Charlestown when Massachusetts included the province of Maine. But in 1820, Maine achieved statehood, so any confusion between the two ceased. Consequently, in 1827 the name was shortened to Charleston.

According to the US census, the town has a total area of 40.2 square miles, of which, 40.2 square miles is land and 0.04 square miles (0.05%) is water. Charleston is drained by Rollins Brook and South Gate Brook.

The town is located near the intersection of Charleston Road and South Stagecoach Road-Atkinson Road, between Route 15 (Bangor Road) and Route 221, halfway between Schoodic Lake and Sebasticook Lake.

As of the 2000 census, there were 1,397 people, 431 households, and 334 families residing in the town. The population density was 34.7 people per square mile. There were 470 housing units at an average density of 11.7 per square mile.

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