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East Millinocket, formerly knowns as Burnt Land Rips Incorporated in 1907 from a portion of TA R7 WELS Township. It is known as the “Town that Paper Made” because it was home to Great Northern Paper Mill 2. The construction of the mill began in 1899 and was completed in 1906. The GNP mill site and subsequent owners was the economic driver in the community for more than 100 years until the mill was shuddered permanently in 2014.
Dolby Dam which spans the West Branch of the Penobscot River is located on Rte 11 west of the town and flooded a portion of the town creating Dolby Pond.
Summerfest is a local festival held the second weekend in July to celebrate the town’s paper making history along with its vision of the future. Also a time for high school reunions and the induction into the Schenck High School Hall of Fame.

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Population: 1,630 (2018)

Elevation: 367′

Area: 7.9 square miles

Median Household Income: $42,955 (2019) Mil Rate: 29.5%

School System: Schools include Opal Myrick Elementary School (named after a prominent educator) for students PreK to fourth grade; and Schenck High School (named after GNP founder Garett Schenck) located on the same campus at 45 North Street, East Millinocket, Maine, 04430; 207-746-3511, students in grades five through eight attend Medway Middle School. More information can be found at www.eastmillinocket

Government System: Board of Selectmen

Trash: Transfer Station, 20 Cedar St., Millinocket • 207-723-7037 Hours: 9am – 4pm Monday, Tuesday, Friday & Saturday Water: Town water & private wells Sewer: Town sewer & private septic systems

Crime Rate: Low

Town of East Millinocket: is governed by a board of selectmen and administrative assistant. The town municipal building is located on Main Street, East Millinocket, 04430; 207-746-3376. Office hours change seasonally for current information go to

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