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  • Jackman is in Somerset County
  • Elevation is 1,375 fee
  • The latitude of Jackman is 45.623N. The longitude is -70.255W
  • Jackman is 72 miles N. of Skowhegan, 135miles N. of Portland, 95 miles south of Quebec city, and 229 miles N. of Boston
  • Jackman is twinned with the town of Trowbridge, England


Like the first settlers who arrived in the Jackman are in 1819, residents and visitors alike still enjoy the tranquility and splendor of this area of Maine known as the North Woods.
Around 1810, Maine Entrepreneurs established a wagon road in hopes of developing new markets for their products. In Maine this road was called "Old Canada Trail". It was also known as "Arnolds Trail" for Benedict Arnold who used this route to Quebec during the American Revolution. In the 1830ís, Captain James Jackman was hired by the state to complete the construction of the road from the Forks to Canada. The town of Jackman was named after the Captain.

In 1888, the Canadian Pacific Railroad hit town, and the area awoke. The lumbering industry went into high gear in the first part of the twentieth century with the opening of the Kellogg Lumber Company at Long Pond in 1906. Lumbering became the life-blood of the area. It remains the major business today though most of the mills are gone.

In the early 1900's, local entrepreneurs built fortunes through lumbering opportunities, while others built sporting camps to accommodate those who could afford to come from major eastern cities for weeks, or the entire season, to enjoy the natural beauty of the area and all that Mother Nature had to offer.

Tourism has always been strong in this region. Easy access to a truly beautiful, remote wilderness area has allowed people the opportunity.  Located on a major route between Quebec City and Boston, traveling along the Kennebec-Chaudiere International Corridor (Rte. 201), the beauty of the Jackman-Moose River Valley with all of its mountains, lakes, ponds, rivers and streams has something to offer every traveler.

Local Resources:

Below is a list of resources and links to web sites that will help acquaint you with Jackman and the Moose River Valley area. If you would like to learn more about the area, please feel free to contact us! For a complete guide and valuable information about Jackman, visit their website at http://www.jackmanmaine.org.


Dennistown Plantation
928 Main Street
Dennistown, Maine 04945

Town of Jackman
Main Street
Jackman, Maine 04945
fax: 207-668-4125

Town of Moose River
695 Main Street
Moose River, Maine 04945


Msad 12 Jackman School District

Public Schools in This District

Msad 12 Jackman School District Data
County of Location:   Somerset
Number of Schools in This District:   1
Student/Teacher ratio:   8.7
Total Students Pre Kindergarten - 12 Grade:   187
Total Males:   101
Total Females:   85
American Indian Students:   0
Asian/Pacific Islanders :   1
African Americans:   0
Hispanic:   5
White:   180
Total Staff:   41
Fulltime Teachers:   22
Ungraded Teachers:    
Pre Kindergarten Teachers:    
Kindergarten Teachers:    
Elementary Teachers:   10
Secondary Teachers:   11
Elementary Guidance Counselors:   0
Secondary Guidance Counselors:   0
Total Guidance Counselors:   0
LEA Administrators:   1
School Administrators:   1
LEA Admin Support Staff:    
School Admin Support Staff:    
Student Support Services Staff:   2
Other Support Staff:   7
Library Media Support Staff:   0
Librarians Media Specialists:   0
Instructional Aides - Total:   9
Instructional Coordinators:   0

Sports & Recreation:

The 4 seasons here in Jackman, Maine are filled with all kinds of activities, sports and simply enjoying all of nature's splendor. We've listed some of the activities below and will add more detail as we continue to build our web site!

When spring fever hits, there's no better place to live than in the Jackman Region! Burn off some of that pent up energy you've been saving all winter. We have some of the best fishing in the Northeast, moose watching along the roadways, ATV riding, White Water Rafting, Bird Watching, Boating, and Maple Sugaring, all in the Jackman Region. 

Summer time is all about the Maine Family and enjoying the outdoors. The children are out of school and the days are warm. There are untold places to camp out, lots of lakes, ponds & rivers for boating, canoeing, and kayaking, hiking, biking, horseback riding, golf and tennis.

The Jackman-Moose River Region is well known for providing you with a kaleidoscope of colors when fall foliage peaks. Sunny days and cool nights are great for taking those woods walks you didn't get to in the summer. Many consider it the best time of year to drive up the Scenic Byway (Rte. 201) along the Kennebec River and even on up to Quebec City. If you enjoy hunting, the Jackman area is well known for its trophy bucks, moose, grouse and other small game.

Since Jackman is located in the snow belt, winter is a busy time of year in this region. Our well groomed trail systems provide you with quality snowmobiling whether you are looking for day trips around Jackman and the Moosehead Lake area or trips that will take you over to the Rangeley Lake area or even up into Canada.

If you're an avid fisherman, ice fishing is another popular sport. Our lakes freeze over early and we don't expect "ice-out" until May.  Trout, salmon, and splake are  common to the area.


Northern Mountains Real Estate
395 Main Street
P.O. Box 427
Jackman, Maine 04945

Tel: 207-668-4333
Fax: 888-668-1612

Email: info@jackmanmerealestate.com

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