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Welcome to Fort Fairfield ...

Fort Fairfield is located in Aroostook County<1>.

A typical abbreviation for Fort Fairfield: Ft. Fairfield

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Fort Fairfield has a population of 3,290 people<2> (see below for details).

Fort Fairfield is 380 feet [116 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Note: While Fort Fairfield is in the Eastern Time Zone, the area just to the east is in the Atlantic Time Zone (AST/ADT).

Fort Fairfield lies within the (207) area code.

The ZIP code for Fort Fairfield: 04742<4>

Websites for Fort Fairfield ...

Official Website: www.fortfairfield.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Fort Fairfield had an population of 3,290 people. This is a decrease of 5.89% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 8.07% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Fort Fairfield had a population of 3,496 people. This makes Fort Fairfield the county's 6th most populous community.

The population of Fort Fairfield represents 0.26% of the total population of Maine (which has 1,328,361 people), making it the state's 100th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,496 people, the population of Fort Fairfield decreased 2.32% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 3,579 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Fort Fairfield.

Communities near Fort Fairfield ...

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

  • Presque Isle [Aroostook County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Presque Isle
    • Presque Isle [Aroostook County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Fort Fairfield
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,950 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Presque Isle have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Presque Isle
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Presque Isle<7>
  • Caribou [Aroostook County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Caribou
    • Caribou [Aroostook County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Fort Fairfield
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,622 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Caribou have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Caribou
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Caribou<7>
  • Grand Falls
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grand Falls
    • Grand Falls lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the north of Fort Fairfield
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grand Falls came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<8>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grand Falls
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grand Falls<7>
  • Limestone [Aroostook County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Limestone
    • Limestone [Aroostook County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the north of Fort Fairfield
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,164 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Limestone have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Limestone
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Limestone<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Mapleton [Aroostook County]
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      • Mapleton [Aroostook County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the west of Fort Fairfield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,824 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mapleton have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mapleton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mapleton<7>
    • Perth - Andover
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Perth - Andover
      • Perth - Andover lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Fort Fairfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Perth - Andover came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<8>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Perth - Andover
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Perth - Andover<7>
    • Washburn [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Washburn
      • Washburn [Aroostook County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the west of Fort Fairfield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,533 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Washburn have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washburn
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Washburn<7>
    • Mars Hill [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mars Hill
      • Mars Hill [Aroostook County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the south of Fort Fairfield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,461 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mars Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mars Hill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mars Hill<7>
    • Pert Parish
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pert Parish
      • Pert Parish lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the east of Fort Fairfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pert Parish came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<8>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pert Parish
    • Grand Falls Parish
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grand Falls Parish
      • Grand Falls Parish lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the north of Fort Fairfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grand Falls Parish came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<8>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grand Falls Parish

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Fort Fairfield. Our list includes 4 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Fort Fairfield.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Fort Fairfield ...

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

Adding Fort Fairfield to Our Gazetteer ...

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

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Fort Fairfield was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Fort Fairfield on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Maine (1897).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Fort Fairfield on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Maine

About Aroostook County

About Maine

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Fort Fairfield: www.fortfairfield.org/

The official website for Aroostook County: www.aroostook.me.us/

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 Aroostook, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Fort Fairfield.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Fort Fairfield - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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 Fort Fairfield). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Fort Fairfield or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Fort Fairfield) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Fort Fairfield. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Fort FairfieldOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fort Fairfield. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.7728, Longitude: -67.8354    
<6>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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>If we have 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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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