Jackman, Maine

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Jackman is a town in Somerset County, Maine, United States. The population was 718 at the 2000 census.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 42.2 square miles (109.3 km²), of which, 41.0 square miles (106.3 km²) of it is land and 1.2 square miles (3.0 km²) of it (2.77%) is water.

The town is twinned with Trowbridge, England

Railroad History

Jackman became connected to the international North American rail network upon completion the International of Maine Division of the transcontinental Canadian Pacific Railway in 1889.[1] Jackman Lumber Company built the Bald Mountain Railroad in 1915 north from Jackman up Heald Stream and across the South Branch Penobscot River into Moose River Plantation. This logging railroad brought logs to the Jackman sawmill until 1926.[2]

Jackman Lumber Company Locomotives


As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 718 people, 310 households, and 190 families residing in the town. The population density was 17.5 people per square mile (6.8/km²). There were 585 housing units at an average density of 14.3/sq mi (5.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.75% White, 0.14% African American, 0.56% Native American, 0.56% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.81% of the population.

There were 310 households out of which 33.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.8% were married couples living together, 9.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.4% were non-families. 31.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.25 and the average family size was 2.84.

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