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Statistics & Facts

The Maine state capital is Augusta.
The population of Bucksport is approximately 4,825 (1998), 2885 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 1,289 (1990), 1302 (2010).
The amount of land area in Bucksport is 29.504 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 8.02 sq kilometers.
The distance from Bucksport to Washington DC is 598 miles.
The distance to the Maine state capital is 53 miles. (as the crow flies)
Bucksport is positioned 44.60 degrees north of the equator and 68.79 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Bucksport elevation is 43 feet above sea level.


twenty miles from Ellsworth, Bangor or Belfast. We are about forty miles from Bar Harbor and also forty miles from Camden, all wonderful, coastal communities.
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History & History Related Items

We are a small coastal town with a lot of charm and some interesting historical sites. Check out our Main Street and see the historical sites of the Buck Memorial in the local graveyard with it's erie story of witches and trials. There is a folk lore story about a witch putting a curse on Jonathan Buck's grave because he had the witch (Sarah Ware) put to death for practicing witchery. When Jonathan Buck died and his grave stone was put on his grave a leg complete with a foot appeared on the grave stone within days of the stone being placed over the grave. That stone was removed and a new one put in its place and yet another leg with a foot attached appeared on the second stone. Thus the folk lore of witch's curses.

Settled as Buckstown in 1764 by Jonathan Buck
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The settling of Bucksport


The incorporation of Bucksport



We have a wonderful view of Fort Knox with all it's glory and the Champion International Papermill is available for tours to interested parties. Bucksport is a unique harbor because of the fort that is located right on the harbor. It overlooks the harbor and has a great historical value in its own right. Many people visit the fort which is a State Park located actually in Prospect, Maine right across from Bucksport.
Alamo Theatre, Meriden Studios, Bittersweet Gift and Garden Shop, AJohn Crooker Insurance Company, Roland Grindle Insurance Company, Dairy Mart, Bookstacks Book Store, Sheehan's Flower Shop, Bayview Diner, MacLeod's Restaurant, Jed Prouty Inn, Jed Prouty Motel (Best Western), Rosen's Department Store, Foster & Carpenter CPA's, Clay's Flowers, Ming's Oriental Restaurant, Port Harbor Marine, Dockside Restaurant, Bunker's Auto Sales
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Bucksport City Government

Town Office
Main Street
Phone: 207-469-7368
Fax: 207-469-7369
Mailing Address:
P.O. Drawer X
Bucksport, ME 04416

Bucksport Chamber

Bucksport Bay Area Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 1880
263 Main St.
Bucksport, ME 04416
Phone: 207 469-6818

Bucksport Organizations

Bucksport Bay Area Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 1880
263 Main St.
Bucksport, ME 04416
Phone: 207 469-6818

Bucksport Libraries

Buck Memorial Library
Main Street
PO Drawer DD
Bucksport, Maine 04416
Phone: 207 469-2650
Hours: Monday-Friday: 10:00 to 5:00. Saturday: 10:00 to 12:00
librarian: Geraldine Spooner (as of 11-2001) Collections on: Substance Abuse, Self help, Hospice - Death and Dying, Parenting, Audio Books and donated Videos, Genealogical Materials
Children's Story Hour on Wednesday morning.
The building, built in 1887, was a gift of Richard Buck, a grandson of Bucksport's founder, Col. Johathan Buck. There is much information on the Buck family that is available to descendents. A compilation of historic houses and their owners is an ongoing undertaking. Bucksport


The population of Bucksport was:
1990 - 2,989
1998 - 4,825

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