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Town Info

County: Penobscot
School District: School Choice
Senate District: 8
House District: 141
Congressional District: 2
Population: 363
Area: 56.8 sq miles
Population Density: 7 per sq mile
Longitude: W 68:22:20
Latitude: N 45:16:08

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Yearly Rain Average: 44 inches
Yearly Snow Average: 86 inches
Average Sunny Days: 161
Average Summer High: 79 deg F
Average Winter Low: 4 deg F

Burlington, Maine, on average, get some type of precipitation 142 days per year. This precipitation is in the form of rain, sleet, snow or hail that reaches the ground, and measures at least .01 inches.

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Burlington is a town in Penobscot County, incorporated on March 8, 1832 from the unorganized township of T2 R1 NBPP, EPR. Named for a Massachusetts town, it annexed a two-mile strip in 1835 and some additional land from Lowell in 1847.

The town is about 45 miles north of Bangor, and east of the Howland exit on Interstate 95 following Route 188 east from Enfield.

Burlington is bordered on the north end with the town of Lincoln. Madagascal Pond is on the northeast side of Burlington and Saponac Lake on the South end. “Saponac” comes from the Indian word for the big opening. Originally Chibanook, the lake was a big opening when ascending the Passadumkeag River.

From Maine: An Encyclopedia (www.themaineencyclopedia.com)