Fort Fairfield was settled in 1816 and incorporated as a town on March 11, 1858. A fort was constructed to protect the region during the Aroostook War. The replica blockhouse pictured above was built in 1976 and now houses a treasure trove of historical artifacts.
The town lies on eastern Canadian border and is a dual township, meaning it consists of two six mile by six mile parcels with a total area of just over 78 square miles - comprised mainly of thick woods and fertile farmland.
Once the Potato Capital of the World, agriculture continues to play an important role in our economy with large potato, broccoli and livestock farms spread throughout the town's borders.
The powerful Aroostook River cuts through the community. Once an important means of transportation for timber operations and power for starch mills, the Aroostook River is now a recreational resource.
Fishermen line its banks in the spring and summer. Nature lovers, especially those hoping to catch a glimpse of the many bald eagles that nest in trees high above the water or the moose searching for a cool drink, are certain to be entertained as they explore the many species that call the valley home. Canoeists and kayakers from near and far are drawn to the Aroostook to padde along with the current.
Downtown Fort Fairfield also lies on the banks of the Aroostook River. The downtown has numerous businesses, including banks, restaurants, grocery and convienence stores, gift shops and a full-service post office.
So whether it is for a weekend, or a lifetime, come spend some time in Friendly Fort Fairfield and see for yourself why this community in the County is such a special place to call home.
The Girl Scouts is the world's preeminent organization dedicated solely to girls, where in an accepting an nurturing environment, girls build character and skills for success in the real world. In partnership with committed adults, girls develop qualities that will serve them all their lives like strong values, social conscience, and conviction about their own potential and self-worth.
In the Girl Scouts, they discover the fun, friendship, and power of girls together; and through the many enriching experiences provided by the Girl Scouts, they can grow courageous and strong.
Girl Scouts. Where Girls Grow Strong.
Contact: Sharon Kozura. Telephone: 473-7853
We strive to educate the orphan, feed the hungry and care for the sick
Objective: To Improve and Elevate the Character of Man
I AM A REBEKAH:
I believe in the Fatherhood of God, then Brotherhood of man, and the Sisterhood of women.
I believe in the watch-words of our order-Friendship, Love and Truth.
Friendship-is like a golden chain that ties our hearts together. Love - is one of our most precious gifts, the more you give, the more you receive. Truth - is the standard by which we judge people. It is the foundation of our society.
I believe that my main concern should be my God, my family and my friends. Then we should reach out to our community and the World, for in God's eyes we are all brothers and sisters.
I AM A REBEKAH
Contact: Freda Dionne, 488-6861
Beta Sigma Phi is an international women's friendship network, created for women in search of cultural and social activity. It also provides educational programs and opportunities for service to others. We are fortunate to have two chapters of Beta Sigma Phi in Fort Fairfield.
For more information contact: Anne Theriault, 472-5511
- Civic Organizations
- Beta Sigma Phi
- Fort Fairfield High School Alumni Assn.
- Frontier Heritage
- Knights of Columbus
- Lions Club
- Rebekah Lodge
- Rotary Club
- Santa Maria Daughters of Isabella
- Veterans of Foreign Wars
- Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary
- Fort Fairfield Snowmobile Club
- Fort Frontier ATV Club
- Frontier Fish and Game Club
- Pine and Spurs Riding Club
Senior Citizen Organizations
- Fields Lane Sunshine Club
- Golden Triangle
Religious Institutions in Fort Fairfield
Bethel Baptist Church
Presque Isle Street
P. O. Box 738
Community Wesleyan Church
Pastor Jamin Melanson
9 Wesleyan Street
Make Ready Ministries
Larry E. Jenkins
RR1 Box 935
St. Denis Parish
Fr. Jean-Paul Labrie, Pastor
Fr. David R. Raymond, Associate Pastor
143 Main St.
Ft. Fairfield, Maine 04742
473-7329 or 498-2536
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
Robert A. Smith, Jr.
4 Thomas Avenue, Caribou, ME
United Pentecostal Church
Richard M. Vincent
23 Currier Street
We are fortunate to have several excellent health care facilities both in and near Fort Fairfield.
Please follow their links to find out more about each facility.
- Pines Health Services: Kimball Community Health Center
(A Division of Cary Medical Center)
- 11 Harmony Lane
- Fort Fairfield, ME
- Hours: M-F 7:00am to 5:30pm
- Fort Fairfield Health Center
(An Aroostook Medical Center Primary Care Facility)
- 23 High Street
- Fort Fairfield, ME
- Hours: M,W,Th, F 8:00am to 4:30pm; Tuesdays 8:00am to 6:30pm
- Fort Frontier ATV Club
- Knights of Columbus Hall (Saturdays at 6:30pm)
260 Main Street
- Northern Lanes (Candlepin)
510 Main, Presque Isle
- Caribou Bowl O Drome (Candlepin)
97 Bennett Drive, Caribou
- Bryant Pond Fisheries, Rommy Haines
- Aroostook Valley Country Club
P.O. Box 327
- Pine and Spurs
- Rocking S Ranch
Back Caribou Road
- Triple K Equestrian
- Presque Isle Forum
Mechanic Street, Presque Isle
- Nordic Heritage Center
- Melody Roller Rink
- Rifle and Pistol Club
- Nordic Heritage Center (X-C)
- Aroostook State Park (X-C)
87 State Park Road, Presque Isle
- Big Rock Mountain (downhill)
- Upcountry Winter Sports
- Fort Fairfield Snowmobile Club
- Caribou Hoofers
- Fort Fairfield Community Pool
- Fort Fairfield Recreation Program
The Fort Fairfield Housing Authority provides many services for the residents of Fort Fairfield.
There are also many recreational activities available in Fort Fairfield and the nearby towns.
The Fort Fairfield Utilities District was organized pursuant to the Private and Special Laws of the State of Maine in 1947, as subsequently amended. The District is quasi-municipal and provides sewer and water services to residential and commercial customers located within the urban area of Fort Fairfield, Maine. A Board of Trustees is appointed by the Fort Fairfield Town Council for staggered three-year terms to manage the District.
WATER TREATMENT PLANT
The District obtains its water supply from two sources, one is surface water from Pattee Brook and the second is ground water from a gravel-packed well on site at the treatment facility. The District maintains a filtration plant for treating the surface water, a pump station, and a maintenance facility along with transportation and excavation equipment. The water from both sources is chlorinated for disinfection and fluoride is added to help prevent tooth decay.
The filter plant is a conventional sand filtration along with coagulation and sedimentation. The distribution system consists of approximately 14 miles of pipe serving approximately 850 accounts, two of which are industrial accounts. The plant can produce two million gallons of potable water per day. At present we are treating an average of seven hundred-thousand gallons per day.
WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT
The wastewater treatment plant is a secondary system that is a biological process which consists of five rotating biological contactors (RBCs), with two secondary clarifiers and two chlorine contact tanks. In 1994 there was an upgrade to the plant with the addition of a two million seven hundred-thousand gallon anaerobic reactor with a re-aeration tank used to treat the potato processing waste from Atlantic Custom Processors, LLC.
The plant is licensed for the following:
Flows - .60 MGD (600,000 gallons/day)
BOD - Monthly average of 750 lbs./day June to September
TSS - Monthly average of 750 lbs./day
BOD - Monthly average of 1383 lbs./day September to June
TSS - Monthly average of 1383 lbs./day
The plant currently treats an average of 400,000 gallons per day serving approximately 800 sewer accounts, two of which are industrial accounts.
Rodney L. Deschaine, General Manager
Fort Fairfield, Maine
Hours: 8:00 - 4:30, Monday through Friday.