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Welcome to Washburn ...

Washburn is located in Aroostook County<1>.

We aren't confident of the location of Washburn, so consider the above location as an estimate.<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Washburn has a population of 1,544 people<3> (see below for details).

Washburn is 480 feet [146 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

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

Washburn is located in the (207) area code.

The ZIP code for Washburn: 04786<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Washburn had an population of 1,544 people. This is a decrease of 8.48% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 5.1% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Washburn had a population of 1,687 people. This makes Washburn the county's 10th most populous community.

The population of Washburn represents 0.13% of the population of Maine (which has 1,328,361 people), making it the state's 184th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,687 people, the population of Washburn increased 3.69% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,627 people).

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

Communities Also Named Washburn ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 18 communities that are also named Washburn - they are located in Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas (2), Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, New York, North Carolina (2), North Dakota, Ontario, Tennessee, Texas, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Washburn ...

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

  • Presque Isle [Aroostook County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Presque Isle
    • Presque Isle [Aroostook County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the southeast of Washburn
    • 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.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Presque Isle
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Presque Isle<8>
  • Caribou [Aroostook County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Caribou
    • Caribou [Aroostook County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the northeast of Washburn
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,622 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Caribou have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Caribou
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Caribou<8>
  • Fort Fairfield [Aroostook County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Fairfield
    • Fort Fairfield [Aroostook County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the east of Washburn
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,278 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Fairfield
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fort Fairfield<8>
  • Limestone [Aroostook County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Limestone
    • Limestone [Aroostook County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northeast of Washburn
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,164 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Limestone have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Limestone
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Limestone<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Mapleton [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mapleton
      • Mapleton [Aroostook County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the south of Washburn
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,824 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mapleton have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mapleton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mapleton<8>
    • Ashland [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ashland
      • Ashland [Aroostook County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Washburn
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,214 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ashland have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ashland<8>
    • Easton [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Easton
      • Easton [Aroostook County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southeast of Washburn
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,177 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Easton have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Easton
    • New Sweden [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Sweden
      • New Sweden [Aroostook County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the north of Washburn
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 563 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Sweden have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Sweden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Sweden<8>
    • Westfield [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westfield
      • Westfield [Aroostook County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southeast of Washburn
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 505 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westfield have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westfield
    • Chapman [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chapman
      • Chapman [Aroostook County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the south of Washburn
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 450 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chapman

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Washburn ...

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

Adding Washburn to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Maine

About Aroostook County

About Maine

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Washburn. 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>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Washburn.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Washburn - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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 Washburn). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Washburn or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>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- Washburn) 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 Washburn. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from WashburnOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Washburn. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.7885, Longitude: -68.1565       In this case, the coordinates for Washburn have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>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.
<8>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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