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Welcome to Portage ...

Portage is located in Aroostook County<1>.

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

Portage is 640 feet [195 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

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

Portage is within the (207) area code.

The ZIP code for Portage: 04768<4>

Communities Also Named Portage ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 22 communities that are also named Portage - they are located in Alaska, Illinois, Indiana (2), Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan (2), Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, New Brunswick, New York (2), Nova Scotia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Prince Edward Island, Utah, Washington (2) and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Portage ...

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

  • Mapleton [Aroostook County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mapleton
    • Mapleton [Aroostook County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the east of Portage
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,824 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mapleton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mapleton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mapleton<6>
  • Washburn [Aroostook County]
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    • Washburn [Aroostook County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the east of Portage
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,533 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Washburn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washburn
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Washburn<6>
  • Ashland [Aroostook County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ashland
    • Ashland [Aroostook County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the south of Portage
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,214 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ashland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ashland<6>
  • Eagle Lake [Aroostook County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eagle Lake
    • Eagle Lake [Aroostook County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the north of Portage
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 796 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eagle Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eagle Lake
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eagle Lake<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Chapman [Aroostook County]
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      • Chapman [Aroostook County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Portage
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 450 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chapman
    • Castle Hill [Aroostook County]
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      • Castle Hill [Aroostook County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the east of Portage
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 390 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Castle Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Castle Hill
    • Perham [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Perham
      • Perham [Aroostook County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Portage
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 364 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Perham
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Perham<6>
    • Wade [Aroostook County]
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      • Wade [Aroostook County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the east of Portage
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 261 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wade have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wade
    • Masardis [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Masardis
      • Masardis [Aroostook County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the south of Portage
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 227 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Masardis have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Masardis
    • Winterville Plantation [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winterville Plantation
      • Winterville Plantation [Aroostook County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Portage
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 205 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winterville Plantation have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winterville Plantation

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Portage ...

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

Adding Portage to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Portage 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 Portage was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Maine

About Aroostook County

About Maine

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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>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.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Portage - 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 Portage). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Portage 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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Portage) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Portage. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from PortageOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Portage. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.7631, Longitude: -68.4759       In this case, the coordinates for Portage have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>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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