Dexter Real Estate
Neighborhoods/Developments in Dexter, ME
Dexter is a town in Penobscot County, Maine, United States.
Dexter was settled beginning in 1801 by Ebenezer Small, David Smith, and others from New Hampshire, and was originally called Elkinstown. When incorporated as a town in 1816, it named itself after Samuel Dexter, who was then running for governor of Massachusetts (of which Maine was a territory).
According to the US census, the town has a total area of 37.2 square miles, of which, 35.2 square miles is land and 2.0 square miles (5.38%) is water. Dexter is drained by the East Branch of the Sebasticook River, which flows from Lake Wassookeag.
Dexter is almost exactly half-way between Bangor and Waterville.
As of the 2000 census, there were 3,890 people, 1,615 households, and 1,106 families residing in the town. The population density was 110.6 people per square mile. There were 2,054 housing units at an average density of 58.4 per square mile.
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