The population of Littleton Maine today is around 1068 folks. The town like most of Northern Maine started out as a land grant to a Southern New England school sold off to fund the education in Massachusetts. Littleton’s north half belonged to Framingham Academy, the township’s south half controlled by Williams College.
The laying it all out on paper in Littleton started in 1800-1801 and development of this rich farming community began after that. The early settlers came to Littleton came to Aroostook County in search of good land. The elevation of the town is 472′ and GPS coordinates latitude and longitude (46.23088,-67.84113).
Head North young man, US RT 1 divides Littleton Maine in two halves. But before paved department of transportation Maine roads were steamed with new hot top to zip along, it took a long time.
Sometimes the early settlers would not have made it without the help of First Nation Maliseet and Micmac locals. There are stories about wayward travellers loosing their way and wandering over into Canada. With kind souls in Woodstock New Brunswick nursing the tired, hungry and bug bitten discouraged Boston area hikers back to health.
I have read stories of food deprived early settlers who were given fish broth to keep the food down as hydration and rest got them back on their feet. There was no GPS to punch in and sit back, waiting for the New Zealand like voice do all the work in early days settling Northern Maine.
We’ve blogged about Littleton Maine before, it’s one of my favorite local towns where we list, market, sell properties. How to explore Littleton and get here. If you don’t come up from Houlton Interstate 95’s Exit 302 with a straight US RT 1 shot.
Some Maine towns we can brag up hunting, fishing, all the variety of trees and some abandoned farm fields to explore. But they don’t have lakes, there is nothing much more than a road or two and wildlife. Littleton Maine is different. For starters, there is the Southern Aroostook Agricultural Museum video to tour. The public suppers are too shabby either. Lots of food, little money, often there is music too! And the Meduxnekeag Rambler Snow Sled Club video. This place feeds you, is a great social setting and you can rent the facility for weddings, parties, business meetings, family reunions.
I learned how to swim in Cary Lake that has quite an undertow out in the middle.
It lies north of the snow sled club Ward log home clubhouse on the Wiley Road. The local potato farms offer activity to watch and learn or to pitch in for a salary. My kids all worked the fall potato harvest and earned spending money, funds for clothes they wanted from local farmers Leslie and Greg Schools in Littleton and Amy and Danny Corey’s operation in Monticello.
You are only one town north of Houlton Maine, the shopping, business and county seat which has lots of conveniences and facilities from public libraries to indoor ice hockey arena, movie theatre, community band shell and farmer’s markets. Littleton Maine has a playground for the kids and you won’t believe the view from Littleton Ridge that can get a little windy at times!
Looking forward to providing the best insider local information from a native passionate about living here. Let me share what living here as a native I can offer you! Thank you for visiting our Maine real estate website and we will work hard to show you the ropes, the lay of the land. To give you the small town community online tour perspective the best way possible to educate and not waste your time.
You get involved living in small Maine towns. I do. You will too. You will fit in just perfectly. Proud member of the state and national REALTOR associations. Past president of the Aroostook REALTOR Council, Rotary Club, Chamber Of Commerce, the Southern Aroostook Growth Council and Drews Lake Property Owners Association. Past chairman of the Houlton Zoning Board.