Aroostook History

Contact Person: Dr. Dena Winslow
Street: 29 State Street
City: Presque Isle
State: Maine
Postcode: 04769
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Aroostook County, Maine, is the second-largest county in the United States. It contains 6,408 square miles today and is larger than the states of Rhode Island and Connecticut combined. Originally Old Map Compass Rosepart of Washington County, Aroostook County was incorporated on March 16, 1839. “The County,” as Aroostook is fondly known, is surrounded on three sides the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick and Quebec. The county is named for the river which meanders through it. Originally called, “Restook” the word is a Native American word meaning, “beautiful river.”