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Welcome to Alexander ...

Alexander is located in Washington County<1>.


The location of Alexander has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>


The pronunciation of Alexander: a-lek-SAN-dur<3>

While we don't have a date for the founding of Alexander, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1846.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Alexander has a population of 483 people<4> (see below for details).

Alexander is 410 feet [125 m] above sea level.<5>.

Time Zone: Alexander lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel east from Alexander (for example, toward Saint Andrews (NB)), you will leave Eastern Time and cross into the Atlantic Time Zone (AST/ADT).

The area code for Alexander: (207)

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Alexander had an population of 483 people. This is a decrease of 3.21% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 6.03% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Alexander had a population of 499 people. This makes Alexander the county's 27th most populous community.

The population of Alexander represents 0.04% of the population of Maine (which has 1,328,361 people), making it the state's 368th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 499 people, the population of Alexander decreased 2.92% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 514 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Alexander.

Communities Also Named Alexander ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 28 communities that are also named Alexander - they are located in Alabama, Alberta, Arkansas (2), Colorado, Georgia (2), Idaho, Illinois (2), Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky (2), Manitoba, Michigan (2), Mississippi, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio (2), South Carolina, Texas and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Alexander.

Communities near Alexander ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Alexander.

  • Saint Stephen
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Stephen came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<6>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Stephen
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Stephen <7>
  • Calais
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Calais have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Calais
    • Calais is located in Washington County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,026 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Calais <7>
  • Saint Stephen Parish
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Stephen Parish came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<6>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Stephen Parish
  • Baileyville
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Baileyville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baileyville
    • Baileyville is located in Washington County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,456 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Baileyville <7>
  • Woodland
    (5 miles [8 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodland
    • Woodland is located in Washington County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,141 people
  • Princeton
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Princeton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Princeton
    • Princeton is located in Washington County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 799 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Princeton <7>
  • Pembroke
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast)
  • Robbinston
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the east)
  • Dufferin Parish
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dufferin Parish came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<6>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dufferin Parish
  • Dennysville
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dennysville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dennysville
    • Dennysville is located in Washington County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 331 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dennysville <7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Alexander. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Alexander.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Alexander. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Alexander.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Alexander. See our Newspapers Page for Alexander.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Alexander ...

Looking for more information about Alexander? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Alexander, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Alexander.

Adding Alexander to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Alexander in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Alexander was in the book titled U.S. Post Offices (Oct. 1846).

We also found Alexander in the book titled Table of U.S. Post Offices in the United States (Jan. 1851).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Alexander.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Alexander. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Maine: https://www.maine.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Maine's counties, including Washington, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Alexander. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Alexander.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alexander - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>If we found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.









 

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