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Baileyville, Maine
Nickname(s): 
Woodland
Motto(s): 
"...The Road to Home"
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Coordinates: 45°9′29″N 67°25′8″W / 45.15806°N 67.41889°W / 45.15806; -67.41889Coordinates: 45°9′29″N 67°25′8″W / 45.15806°N 67.41889°W / 45.15806; -67.41889
Country United States
State Maine
County Washington
Area
 • Total 41.91 sq mi (108.55 km2)
 • Land 37.15 sq mi (96.22 km2)
 • Water 4.76 sq mi (12.33 km2)
Elevation
249 ft (76 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 1,521
 • Estimate 
(2012)
1,494
 • Density 40.9/sq mi (15.8/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
04694
04694
Area code(s) 207
FIPS code 23-02480
GNIS feature ID 0582337
Website Baileyville, Maine

Baileyville is a town in Washington County, Maine, United States. The population was 1,521 at the 2010 census. Within the town is the census-designated place of Woodland. The town was originally settled by Quakers in 1780. In 1830, Ezekiel Bailey began the commercial manufacture of oilcloth. The business flourished and expanded until it comprised several factories, which burned down in 1921.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 41.91 square miles (108.55 km2), of which, 37.15 square miles (96.22 km2) of it is land and 4.76 square miles (12.33 km2) is water.

History

Water powered sawmills and paper mills at Woodland used wooden logs and pulpwood floated down the Saint Croix River. These mills were connected to the national rail network via the Maine Central Railroad and under Georgia-Pacific operation originated or terminated over 6,000 railway carloads in 1973. The Maine Central business has since been discontinued, and the only rail service left as of 2012 was a spur line that connected Woodland to St. Stephen, New Brunswick for the shipment of pulp and paper to Saint John.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1830 189
1840 329 74.1%
1850 431 31.0%
1860 363 −15.8%
1870 377 3.9%
1880 376 −0.3%
1890 226 −39.9%
1900 215 −4.9%
1910 1,137 428.8%
1920 2,243 97.3%
1930 2,017 −10.1%
1940 2,018 0.0%
1950 1,821 −9.8%
1960 1,863 2.3%
1970 2,167 16.3%
1980 2,188 1.0%
1990 2,031 −7.2%
2000 1,686 −17.0%
2010 1,521 −9.8%
2014 (est.) 1,467 −3.6%
U.S. Decennial Census
See also: Woodland, Washington County, Maine

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,521 people, 662 households, and 444 families residing in the town. The population density was 40.9 inhabitants per square mile (15.8/km2). There were 875 housing units at an average density of 23.6 per square mile (9.1/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 95.7% White, 0.7% African American, 0.8% Native American, 0.7% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.2% from other races, and 1.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.7% of the population.

There were 662 households, of which 28.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.2% were married couples living together, 12.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 32.9% were non-families. 27.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.73.

The median age in the town was 46.8 years. 21.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.5% were from 25 to 44; 32.4% were from 45 to 64; and 20% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 48.1% male and 51.9% female.

Education

The high school, Woodland Jr./Sr. High School, has about 250 students in grades 7-12. The school's principal is Dan Ross, and its vice principal is Michaelene Spencer. Woodland Jr/Sr High School's mascot is the Dragons, and the school's colors are purple and gold.

Sports are an important part of the school's culture. The school offers JV and varsity girls' volleyball, varsity co-ed cross country, boys' and girls' soccer, boys' and girls' basketball, co-ed wrestling, co-ed cheerleading, baseball, softball, tennis, and e-sports. The boys soccer team participated in the very first Class C State Championship in 1974, losing 3-0 to Richmond High School at the University of Maine. The school has won the Class D Girls' Basketball Championship 4 times, most recently in 2008. Also, in the 2008-2009 season, the boys' basketball team won the Class D Boys' Basketball Championship for the first time in the history of the school, making Woodland High School the first school since 1994 to win both Boys' and Girls' State Championships. In 2009, the girls' softball team also won the school's first State Softball Championship. The varsity Cheerleading team won the school's first ever State Championship by capturing the Class D State Championship in 1993. The cheerleading team won the Class C State Cheerleading Championship in 1997 by completing a "perfect season" in which they never lost in any round of competition.

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