Houlton is a town located in Aroostook County, Maine, on the Canadian border As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 6,476. It is perhaps best known as being at the northern terminus of Interstate 95.
Houlton is the county seat for Aroostook County, and as such its nickname is the "Shire Town". The Meduxnekeag River flows through the heart of the town, and the border with the Canadian province of New Brunswick is only three miles east of the town's center.
The town was settled by and named for Joseph Houlton, who immigrated from Massachusetts in 1805. Houlton was officially incorporated as a town in 1831.
This article describes the town as a whole. Additional demographic detail for the central settlement is available, although the values are also included in the aggregate values in this article. See: Houlton (CDP).
Web Sites and Links
Houlton IndexInformation and web directory for people, organizations and businesses in the Houlton area.
Houlton Maine Chamber Of CommerceFeatures chamber members, schools, industry, businesses, recreation, calendar of events, and a virtual tour of the area.
Houlton OnlineCommunity resource for schools, towns, maps, dining, lodging and area businesses.
Houlton.NetHoulton web directory information, local shopping, real estate and Houlton High School Alumni association featured.
Madigan Health Care ServicesProvides clients and residents with wide range of health services to suit individual needs, from nursing facility, residential care, home health care, and assisted living.
Southern Aroostook Minor Hockey AssociationInformation on the hockey program, games, sponsors, and teams.