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The population of Machias is approximately 1,773 (1990), 1274 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 684 (1990), 619 (2010).

The amount of land area in Machias is 6.472 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.243 sq kilometers.
The distance from Machias to Washington DC is 658 miles. The distance to the Maine state capital is 122 miles. (as the crow flies)
Machias is positioned 44.70 degrees north of the equator and 67.47 degrees west of the prime meridian.

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Machias location: in eastern Maine. Nearby communities include Marshfield, Hoyttown, Whitneyville, East Machias, Machiasport, Larrabee and Kennebec. Here is a map page for the area.

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Machias history:

Machias was settled in 1763. Most of the townspeople earned their livings then from the forests around the town with shipbuilding and lumber. Fishing was also a large portion of the economy.

The first naval battle of the Revolutionary War was fought near Fort O-Brien State Park. A building from that era, the Burnham Tavern, has been maintained and used as a museum today.
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Machias attractions:

Because of its location near the Atlantic coast, Machias has many outdoor activities such as hiking, sea kayaking, beachcombing, sunbathing, birdwatching, boating and more. There are many hiking trails in the area.

Machias is the summer home to the largest puffin colony on the Maine coast with thousands of birds here. Both fresh and saltwater fishing opportunities abound with many lakes and ponds within a 30 miles radius of Machias.

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