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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,
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.
Maine County Song Version 1 ( MP3 Format)
Maine 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,
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
Maine County Song Version 2 (MP3 Format)
Maine County Song Version 2 (M4A Format)
Poem of the "County Song" Courtesy of the Maine State Library archive. (PDF Format)
Updated June 12, 2014
SIZE: 459 square miles
COUNTY SEAT: Auburn
CITIES: Auburn, and Lewiston.
TOWNS: Durham, Greene, Leeds, Lisbon, Livermore, Livermore Falls, Mechanic Falls, Minot, Poland, Sabattus, Turner and Wales.
SIZE: 6,453 square miles
COUNTY SEAT: Houlton
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.
SIZE: 853 square miles
COUNTY SEAT: Portland
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.
SIZE: 1,789 square miles
COUNTY SEAT: Farmington
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.
SIZE: 1,522 square miles
COUNTY SEAT: 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.
SIZE: 879 square miles
COUNTY SEAT: Augusta
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.
SIZE: 374 square miles
COUNTY SEAT: 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
SIZE: 457 square miles
COUNTY SEAT: Wiscassett
TOWNS: Alna, Boothbay, Boothbay Harbor, Bremen, Bristol, Damariscotta, Dresden, Edgecomb, Jefferson, Newcastle, Nobleboro, Somerville, South Bristol, Southport, Waldoboro, Westport, Whitefield and Wiscasset.
SIZE: 2,023 square miles
COUNTY SEAT: Paris
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.
SIZE: 3,258 square miles
COUNTY SEAT: Bangor
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.
SIZE: 3,770 square miles
COUNTY SEAT: Dover-Foxcroft
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.
SIZE: 250 square miles
COUNTY SEAT: Bath
TOWNS: Arrowsic, Bowdoin, Bowdoinham, Georgetown, Phippsburg, Richmond, Topsham, West Bath and Woolwich.
SIZE: 3,633 square miles
COUNTY SEAT: Skowhegan
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.
SIZE: 724 square miles
COUNTY SEAT: 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
SIZE: 2,528 square miles
COUNTY SEAT: Machias
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.
SIZE: 989 square miles
COUNTY SEAT: Alfred
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.
Information obtained from: U.S. Census Bureau, Geographic Comparison Table