Market Square Historic District (2001)
Market Square Historic District (2001)

Houlton is a town in Aroostook County, incorporated on March 8, 1831, from Houlton Plantation. In 1834 it annexed land from the Williams College Grant. As the shire town (county seat) of Aroostook County, Houlton hosts the County offices, including the Superior Court, and serves as a commercial and professional center for southern Aroostook County.  As with many communities, its traditional downtown shares development with strip commercial areas along its highways. This small city is surrounded by forests and farms where the potato industry remains an important economic asset. — Maine, An Encylopedia

GPS Coordinates

46°7′32″N 67°50′23″W


Houlton, Aroostook County, Maine, 04730

Census Locations

1850 Census


1860 Census

Plantation letter B

1870 Census


1880 Census

Houlton & Houlton Village

Grid Location


Associated Place Names

Carys Mills, East Hodgdon, Hodgdon, Hodgdon Corners, and Jackins Settlement