2010 Census reports population of 709

Alna was originally part of old Pownalborough (incorporated 1760). Alna was settled in 1663 and incorporated in 1794. Alna is Latin for "alder trees". The Meeting House, circa 1789, on Route 218, is a rare example of an 18th century church with high pulpit and box pews unchanged through the years. (In off season to view apply at house across road.) Also on Route 218, near the Meeting House, is a 1795 schoolhouse with cupola which is the second oldest one-room schoolhouse still standing in the State. Both buildings are on the National Register. The buildings mentioned are open to the public Wednesday and Saturday afternoons from 2-4 pm during July and August. The Sheepscot River, with its headwaters in nearby Whitefield, has an alewife and Atlantic salmon run each spring and is a favorite whitewater area. Alna has two famous Historic Districts: Sheepscot, which is on both sides of the river, partly in Alna and Newcastle; and Head Tide, birthplace of American poet Edward Arlington Robinson, born December 22, 1869. Both districts have many handsome homes and period buildings, notably the Head Tide Church dedicated in 1838.


Town of Alna
1568 Alna Road, Alna, ME   04535
207-586-5313 (voice),  207-586-5567 (fax)

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