Postal Abbreviation: ME
Population 2018: 1,338,404
Legal Driving Age: 17
(*16 w/ Driver's Ed.)
Age of Majority: 18
Median Age: 42.7
State Song: “State of Maine Song”
Lyrics & Music: Roger V.Snow
Median Household Income:$53,024
Entered Union..... Mar. 14, 1820 (23rd)
Present Constitution Adopted: 1819
Nickname: Pine Tree State
Old Dirigo State
“Dirigo” (I Direct)
Origin of Name:
May be named for the French providence Mayne– Owned by Queen Henrietta Maria (wife of Charles I of England) or to distinguish the maineland from the offshore islands.
AGRICULTURE: Apples, cattle,
blueberries, eggs, milk, potatoes,
MINING: Gemstones, sand and gravel,
MANUFACTURING: electronics, food
processing, leather products, ships,
Total Area: 33,741 sq. miles
Land area: 30,865 sq. miles
Water Area: 2,876 sq. miles
Geographic Center: Piscataquis
N of Dover
Highest Point: Mount Katahdin
Lowest Point: Atlantic Ocean
Highest Recorded Temp.: 105˚ F (7/10/1911)
Lowest Recorded Temp.: –48˚ F (1/19/1925)
Maine is a hilly state. Its coast line is highly irregular, so that the total length of the coastline comes to nearly 2,000 feet. Much of the state is covered by forests. It has many lakes and small rivers. The White Mountains are the major range in the state.
South Portland, 25,002
1497-1499 John Cabot explored the coast of Maine claiming it for England.
1524 Giovanni da Verrrazano explored the coast for France.
1628 Pilgrims from the Plymouth colony moved into Maine.
1652 The Massachusetts Bay Colony annexed Maine.
1675 A warfare began with the French and Indians that lasted for 100 years.
1819 Maine voted to separate from Massachusetts.
1820 Maine was admitted to the union as the 23rd state.
Maine National Sites
1) Acadia National Park
Located on Mount Desert Island. The park was created by private donations. The park covers 35,000 acres.
2) Saint Croix Island International Historic Site
this site is located at the site of the first attempted French settlement of Maine.