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Welcome to Brookton ...

Brookton is located in Washington County<1>.



While we don't have a date for the founding of Brookton, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1855.

Brookton is 440 feet [134 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

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

Brookton is within the boundaries of the (207) area code.

The ZIP code for Brookton: 04413<3>

Communities Also Named Brookton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 3 communities that are also named Brookton - they are located in Georgia, New York and Ohio.

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

Communities near Brookton ...

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

  • Danforth
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Danforth have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Danforth
    • Danforth is located in Washington County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 584 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Danforth <5>
  • Topsfield
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Topsfield
    • Topsfield is located in Washington County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 227 people
  • Weston
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Weston have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weston
    • Weston is located in Aroostook County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 209 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Weston <5>
  • Carroll
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carroll
    • Carroll is located in Penobscot County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 145 people
    • Carroll has also been known as:
    • Carroll Plantation
  • Orient
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orient have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orient
    • Orient is located in Aroostook County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 139 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Orient <5>
  • Vanceboro
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vanceboro
    • Vanceboro is located in Washington County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 134 people
  • Waite
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waite
    • Waite is located in Washington County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 96 people
  • Bancroft
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bancroft
    • Bancroft is located in Aroostook County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 65 people
  • Talmadge
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Talmadge have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Talmadge
    • Talmadge is located in Washington County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 62 people
  • Drew Plantation
    (18 miles [29 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Drew Plantation have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Drew Plantation
    • Drew Plantation is located in Penobscot County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 37 people

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 Brookton. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Brookton.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Brookton. 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 Brookton.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Brookton ...

Looking for more information about Brookton? 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 Brookton, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Brookton.

Adding Brookton to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Brookton 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 Brookton was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<6>

From that list, the Brookton post office opened in 1855.

We also found Brookton in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Brookton.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Brookton. 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 elevation is an estimate for the area around Brookton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Brookton). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Brookton or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<4>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.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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