Histopolis Place-of-the-Day

Histopolis features a different cemetery, town, county or other place every day on the Place-of-The-Day.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

The Histopolis Place-of-the-Day for Thursday, February 17, 2011 is the Aroostook County in Maine.

"Aroostook County is a county located in the U.S. state of Maine. In 2000, its population was 73,938. It is the largest county in the state. Its seat is Houlton. In land area, Aroostook County is the largest U.S. county east of the Mississippi River. Among residents of Maine, it is often referred to simply as "The County."

"As Maine's northernmost county, its northernmost town, Estcourt Station, is therefore also the northernmost town of New England and of the continental U.S. east of the Great Lakes.

"Aroostook County is known for its potato crops, as well as its French culture. In the northernmost region of the county, which borders Madawaska County, New Brunswick, many of the residents are bilingual.

"The county is an emerging hub for wind power.

"Aroostook County was formed in 1839 from parts of Penobscot and Washington Counties. In 1843, Aroostook gained land from Penobscot County; in 1844, Aroostook again gained land from Penobscot, plus it exchanged land with Piscataquis County. In 1889, Aroostook gained slightly from Penobscot, but gave back the land in 1903 when Aroostook County gained its final form."

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February 2011

DayPlace
1Mobile National Cemetery, Mobile, Mobile County, Alabama
2Jefferson City National Cemetery, Jefferson City, Jefferson Township, Cole County, Missouri
3Roseburg Veterans Cemetery, Roseburg, Douglas County, Oregon
4Union Confederate Monument, Union Cemetery, Kansas City, Kaw Township, Jackson County, Missouri
5Quantico National Cemetery, Prince William County, Virginia
6San Antonio National Cemetery, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas
7Fort Bayard National Cemetery, Grant County, New Mexico
8Kerrville National Cemetery, Kerrville, Kerr County, Texas
9Biloxi National Cemetery, Biloxi, Supervisor District 1, Harrison County, Mississippi
10Winchester National Cemetery, Winchester, Winchester City, Virginia
11Alabama National Cemetery, Shelby County, Alabama
12National Military Cemetery, Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio
13Saint Francois County, Missouri
14Lincoln Parish, Louisiana
15Conecuh County, Alabama
16Saint Tammany Parish, Louisiana
17Aroostook County, Maine
18Sumner County, Tennessee
19Hendricks County, Indiana
20Carroll County, New Hampshire
21Dakota County, Nebraska
22Madison County, Kentucky
23Allegany County, Maryland
24Becker County, Minnesota
25Mitchell County, North Carolina
26Kootenai County, Idaho
27Sumter County, South Carolina
28Miami County, Kansas

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Note: The first Place-of-the-Day was in September 2010