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There are 2 versions of the Maine County Song.

Version 1 to the tune of Yankee Doodle:

Sixteen counties in our state:
Cumberland and Franklin,
Piscataquis and Somerset,
Aroostook, Androscoggin,
Sagadahoc and Kennebec,
Lincoln, Knox, and Hancock,
Waldo, Washington, and York,
Oxford and Penobscot.

Listen to the County Song sung by the entire fourth grade class at the Dike-Newell School, Bath, Maine in 2008.

Image of a music noteMaine County Song Version 1 ( MP3 Format)

Image of a music noteMaine County Song Version 1 (MP4 Format)

 

Version 2 to the tune of Yankee Doodle:

There are 16 Counties in our state:
Cumberland and Franklin,
Piscataquis and Kennebec,
Oxford, Androscoggin,
Waldo, Washington and York,
Lincoln, Knox, and Hancock,
Sagadahoc and Somerset,
Aroostook and Penobscot.

Listen to the County song sung by Mrs. Dawson's 4th Grade class and recorded by Mr. John Fenlason of Harrison C. Lyseth School, Portland, 2014

Image of a music noteMaine County Song Version 2 (MP3 Format)

Image of a music noteMaine County Song Version 2 (M4A Format)

 

Poem of the "County Song" Courtesy of the Maine State Library archive. (PDF Format)

Updated June 12, 2014

Map of Maine's 16 Counties Aroostook County Aroostook County Aroostook County Aroostook County Somerset Count Somerset Count Sagadahoc County Cumberland County Oxford County Oxford County Cumberland County Waldo County Knox County Lincoln County Androscoggin County Kennebec County Cumberland County York County Oxford County Oxford County Oxford County Franklin County Hancock County Hancock County Hancock County Washtington County Washtington County Penobscot County Penobscot County Penobscot County Penobscot County Somerset Count Somerset Count Somerset Count Piscataquis County Piscataquis County Aroostook County York County Cumberland County Sagadahoc County Lincoln County Knox County Androscoggin County Oxford County Kennebec County Franklin County Waldo County Hancock County Washtington County Penobscot County Piscataquis County Somerset Count Aroostook County

Androscoggin

SIZE:  459 square miles
INCORPORATED:  1854
COUNTY SEAT:  Auburn
POPULATION:  107,702

CITIES:  Auburn, and Lewiston.
TOWNS:  Durham, Greene, Leeds, Lisbon, Livermore, Livermore Falls, Mechanic Falls, Minot, Poland, Sabattus, Turner and Wales.

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Aroostook

SIZE:  6,453 square miles
INCORPORATED:  1839
COUNTY SEAT:  Houlton
POPULATION:  71,870

CITIES:  Caribou, Presque Isle
TOWNS:  Allagash, Amity, Ashland, Bancroft, Blaine, Bridgewater, Castle Hill, Caswell, Chapman, Crystal, Dyer Brook, Eagle Lake, Easton, Fort Fairfield, Fort Kent, Frenchville, Grand Isle, Hamlin, Hammond, Haynesville, Hersey, Hodgdon, Houlton, Island Falls, Limestone, Linneus, Littleton, Ludlow, Madawaska, Mapleton, Mars Hill, Masardis, Merrill, Monticello, New Canada, New Limerick, New Sweden, Oakfield, Orient, Perham, Portage Lake, Saint Agatha, Saint Francis, Sherman, Smyrna, Stockholm, Van Buren, Wade, Washburn, Westfield, Westmanland, Weston, and Woodland.

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Cumberland

SIZE:  853 square miles
INCORPORATED:  1760
COUNTY SEAT:  Portland
POPULATION:  281,674
CITIES:  Portland, South Portland, and Westbrook
TOWNS:  Baldwin, Bridgton, Brunswick, Cape Elizabeth, Casco, Cumberland, Falmouth, Freeport, Gorham, Gray, Harpswell, Harrison, Naples, New Gloucester, North Yarmouth, Pownal, Raymond, Scarborough, Sebago, Standish, Windham, and Yarmouth. 

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Franklin

SIZE:  1,789 square miles
INCORPORATED:  1838
COUNTY SEAT:  Farmington
POPULATION: 30,768

TOWNS:  Avon, Carrabassett Valley, Carthage, Chesterville, Eustis, Farmington, Industry, Jay, Kingfield, Madrid, New Sharon, New Vineyard, Phillips, Rangeley, Strong, Temple, Weld and Wilton. 
PLANTATIONS:  Coplin, Dallas, Rangeley and Sandy River. 

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Hancock

SIZE:  1,522 square miles
INCORPORATED:  1789
COUNTY SEAT:  Ellsworth
POPULATION:  54,418

CITY:  Ellsworth
TOWNS:  Amherst, Aurora, Bar Harbor, Blue Hill, Brooklin, Brooksvile, Bucksport, Castine, Cranberry Isles, Dedham, Deer Isle, Eastbrook, Franklin, Frenchboro, Gouldsboro, Great Pond, Hancock, Lamoine, Mariaville, Mount Desert, Orland, Osborn, Otis, Penobscot, Sedgwick, Sorrento, Southwest Harbor, Stonington, Sullivan, Surry, Swans Island, Tremont, Trenton, Verona, Waltham and Winter Harbor.

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Kennebec

SIZE:  879 square miles
INCORPORATED:  1799
COUNTY SEAT:  Augusta
POPULATION:  122,151

CITIES:  Augusta, Gardiner, Hallowell and Waterville.
TOWNS:  Albion, Belgrade, Benton, Chelsea, China, Clinton, Farmingdale, Fayette, Litchfield, Manchester, Monmouth, Mount Vernon, Oakland, Pittston, Randolph, Readfield, Rome, Sidney, Vassalboro, Vienna, Wayne, West Gardiner, Windsor, Winslow and Winthrop.

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Knox

SIZE:  374 square miles
INCORPORATED:  1860
COUNTY SEAT:  Rockland
POPULATION:  39,736

CITY:  Rockland
TOWNS:  Appleton, Camden, Cushing, Friendship, Hope, Isle au Haut, North Haven, Owls Head, Rockport, St. George, South Thomaston, Thomaston, Union, Vinalhaven, Warren and Washington.
PLANTATION:  Matinicus Island

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Lincoln

SIZE:  457 square miles
INCORPORATED:  1760
COUNTY SEAT:  Wiscassett
POPULATION:  34,457

TOWNS:  Alna, Boothbay, Boothbay Harbor, Bremen, Bristol, Damariscotta, Dresden, Edgecomb, Jefferson, Newcastle, Nobleboro, Somerville, South Bristol, Southport, Waldoboro, Westport, Whitefield and Wiscasset. 
PLANTATION:  Monhegan.

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Oxford

SIZE:  2,023 square miles
INCORPORATED:  1805
COUNTY SEAT:  Paris
POPULATION:  57,833

TOWNS:  Andover, Bethel, Brownfield, Buckfield, Byron, Canton, Denmark, Dixfield, Fryeburg, Gilead, Greenwood, Hanover, Hartford, Hebron, Hiram, Lovell, Mexico, Newry, Norway, Otisfield, Oxford, Paris, Peru, Porter, Roxbury, Rumford, Stoneham, Stowe, Sumner, Sweden, Upton, Waterford, West Paris and Woodstock.
PLANTATIONS:  Lincoln and Magalloway.

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Penobscot

SIZE:  3,258 square miles
INCORPORATED:  1816
COUNTY SEAT:  Bangor
POPULATION:  153,923

CITIES:  Bangor, Brewer and Old Town.
TOWNS:  Alton, Bradford, Bradley, Burlington, Carmel, Charleston, Chester, Clifton, Corinna, Corinth, Dexter, Dixmont, East Millinocket, Eddington, Edinburg, Enfield, Etna, Exeter, Garland, Glenburn, Greenbush, Greenfield, Hampden, Hermon, Holden, Howland, Hudson, Indian Island, Kenduskeag, Lagrange, Lakeville, Lee, Levant, Lincoln, Lowell, Mattawamkeag, Maxfield, Medway, Milford, Millinocket, Mount Chase, Newburgh, Newport, Orono, Orrington, Passadumkeag, Patten, Plymouth, Springfield, Stacyville, Stetson, Veazie, Winn and Woodville.
PLANTATIONS:  Carroll, Drew, Prentiss, Sebois and Webster.

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Piscataquis

SIZE:  3,770 square miles
INCORPORATED:  1838
COUNTY SEAT:  Dover-Foxcroft
POPULATION:  17,535

TOWNS:  Abbott, Atkinson, Beaver Cove, Bowerbank, Brownville, Dover-Foxcroft, Greenville, Guilford, Medford, Milo, Monson, Parkman, Sangerville, Sebec, Shirley, Wellington and Willimantic.
PLANTATIONS:  Kingsbury and Lake View.

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Sagadahoc

SIZE:  250 square miles
INCORPORATED:  1854
COUNTY SEAT:  Bath
POPULATION:  35,293

CITY:  Bath
TOWNS:  Arrowsic, Bowdoin, Bowdoinham, Georgetown, Phippsburg, Richmond, Topsham, West Bath and Woolwich.

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Somerset

SIZE:  3,633 square miles
INCORPORATED:  1809
COUNTY SEAT:  Skowhegan
POPULATION:  52,228

TOWNS:  Anson, Athens, Bingham, Cambridge, Canaan, Cornville, Detroit, Embden, Fairfield, Harmony, Hartland, Jackman, Madison, Mercer, Moose River, Moscow, New Portland, Norridgewock, Palmyra, Pittsfield, Ripley, Saint Albans, Skowhegan, Smithfield, Solon and Starks.
PLANTATIONS:  Brighton, Caratunk, Dennistown, Highland, Pleasant Ridge, The Forks and West Forks.

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Waldo

SIZE:  724 square miles
INCORPORATED:  1827
COUNTY SEAT:  Belfast
POPULATION:  38,786

CITY:  Belfast
TOWNS:  Belmont, Brooks, Burnham, Frankfort, Freedom, Islesboro, Jackson, Knox, Liberty, Lincolnville, Monroe, Montville, Morrill, Northport, Palermo, Prospect, Searsmont, Searsport, Stockton Springs, Swanville, Thorndike, Troy, Unity, Waldo and 
Winterport. 

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Washington

SIZE:  2,528 square miles
INCORPORATED:  1789
COUNTY SEAT:  Machias
POPULATION:  32,856

CITIES:  Calais and Eastport. 
TOWNS:  Addison, Alexander, Baileyville, Beals, Beddington, Centerville, Charlotte, Cherryfield, Columbia, Columbia Falls, Cooper, Crawford, Cutler, Danforth, Deblois, Dennysville, East Machias, Harrington, Indian Township, Jonesboro, Jonesport, Lubec, Machais, Machiasport, Marshfield, Meddybemps, Milbridge, Northfield, Pembroke, Perry, Princeton, Robbinston, Roque Bluffs, Steuben, Talmadge, Topsfield, Vanceboro, Waite, Wesley, Whiting and Whitneyville.
PLANTATIONS:  Baring, Codyville and Grand Lake Stream.

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York

SIZE:  989 square miles
INCORPORATED:  1636
COUNTY SEAT:  Alfred
POPULATION:  197,131

CITIES:  Biddeford and Saco.
TOWNS:  Acton, Alfred, Arundel, Berwick, Buxton, Cornish, Dayton, Eliot, Hollis, Kennebunk, Kennebunkport, Kittery, Lebanon, Limerick, Limington, Lyman, Newfield, North Berwick, Ogunquit, Old Orchard Beach, Parsonsfield, Sanford, Shapleigh, South Berwick, Waterboro, Wells and York.

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Information obtained from: U.S. Census Bureau, Geographic Comparison Table