Millinocket incorporated in 1901 from a portion of Indian Township Number 3. The town’s name comes from the Wabnaki “dotted with many islands” and was first settled by Thomas Fowler and his family in 1830. His eight children all made homes there.
Millinocket is considered the gateway to Baxter State Park and Mt. Katahdin and is the starting point for south bound hikers on the Appalachian Trail or conversely the end of the trail for northbound hikers. The famed Golden Road, established in 1970’s is privately owned and was a main transportation route for GNP and extends from Millinocket over 100 miles to the Quebec boarder. It is still used today and is open to the public but vehicles must yield to logging trucks when present. The road crosses Abol Bridge and offers a spectacular view of Mt. Katahdin. The Golden Road also takes drivers to Ripogenus Lake and “Rip Dam” as well as Lobster Lake in Lobster Township, Seboomook Township where a Maine public boat launch is located at Seboomook Lake, and Pittston Academy Grant Township home of Pittston Farm founded in 1907, a lumber camp that serviced GNP. Pittston Farm is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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Population: 4,287 (2019)
Area: 18.3 square miles
Median Household Income: $32,730 (2019) Mil Rate: 29.5%
Granite Street Elementary School, 191 Granite St. • 207-723-6425
Stearns Junior/Senior High School, 199 State St. • 207-723-6430
Government System: Town Manager & Board of Selectmen
Trash: Transfer Station, 20 Cedar St. • 207-723-7037
Hours: 9am – 4pm Monday, Tuesday, Friday & Saturday
Water: Town water & private wells
Sewer: Town sewer & private septic systems Crime Rate: Low
Millinocket Town Office
197 Penobscot Ave, Millinocket, ME 04462 • Phone: (207) 723-7000 • Fax: (207) 723-7002