Maine has many small towns that each have special people living there, a unique local spirit and flavor.Still Maine, but variations on a home grown, local theme. 99% of the towns in Northern Maine, Aroostook County which is the largest of the state's sixteen are simply shaped, and square.
Six by six miles cut out in grid work like new brownies hot out of the oven and sliced / diced in even rows and rows of same uniform size, shape.Littleton and Monticello Maine are the same "squares" north of Houlton in that order. Both bordering the US Canadian border and bedroom communities for Houlton ME the Shiretown or county seat of Aroostook County.
The population of Littleton Maine is 955. It has a covered bridge, a snowsled club called the Meduxnekeag Ramblers on the shores of crystal clean Cary Lake, a log structure donated by Ward Log Homes, back in the 1980's. I learned how to swim in Cary Lake and in the middle there is one heck of an under current that scared me enough as a young swimmer to walk back around when I did finally reach the other side. A concentration of Littleton Maine farmers with the best interest of the town at heart helped set up the paid for fire department, town office, play ground.
There are no open grocery stores or gas stations now operating for business currently in Littleton. Porters Garage, formerly C&W Citgo is closed but rumored to be opening again soon.
The town of Littleton Maine has a three generation well drilling family named Lawrence Watson and sons.Westerdahl's Repair, that services over the road trailer trucks, tows vehicles broken down needing repair and servicing the local SAD 29 school buses is in Littleton Maine, on the corner of the Station Road And US Rt 1. The Southern Aroostook Agricultural museum is in Littleton Maine. School kids that used to attend the museum's former Littleton School, part of SAD 29 now attend Wellington School in Monticello.
Some of the areas best views in to Canada can be witnessed on the Littleton or Haggerty Ridge west of Cary Lake. Many Irish families coming in from Canada settled on the
Front Ridge, Haggery and Ross Ridge area to grow, raise, farm potatoes years ago. A local gathering watering hole for social time with these Maine potato farmers to gather was the "Burdock". Local neighbors would take turns playing the piano, leading the songs and running the simple tavern, bottle club just over the south town line of Littleton on the Haggerty Ridge Road. There is a horseback or esker of gravel deposits form the ridges that open up the view in to Canada with the elevation. On Long Lake, there is a state of Maine fish hatchery.
Ross Lake is also located in the nouthern portions in Littleton Maine. Ross and Gentle Lakes (AKA Theresa Lake) are located in Littleton Maine. The Micmac Tribe of Native Americans have a housing development in
Littleton and the Meduxnekeag River flows thru the town. Meduxnekeag is a Maliseet word that means rocks at its mouth. Drews Lake in Linneus, New Limerick And Oakfield is the headwater for this Meduxnekeag River that heads thru Green Lake in to Houlton Maine before eventually heading in to Canada and the St John River.
Littleton Maine is bordered on the west by Hammond Maine which butts up against by unorganized T, R townships of woods, timber acreage, a few sporting camps on leased land. Hammond Maine's population is 98 friendly folks and it too is a bedroom community for Houlton Maine, the center for Southern Aroostook County's shopping, medical, education and employment center for the area population.More Littleton Maine Town Information.