Town of Easton
In 1855, Easton was surveyed into 160 acre lots, and it was opened for settlement by the state. Back in the 1800's, it was common to pay taxes in grain or shingles. Before Easton became incorporated, it was a plantation called Fremont Plantation; it's named after Major General John Charles Fremont. In 1895, the Bangor & Aroostook Railroad Company came to Easton and increased the mote of transportation as a result. In the 1900's, Easton's population was over 1200 with 5 churches, 3 halls, 11 school buildings, 7 stores, 2 post offices, l grist mill, 2 saw mills, 7 blacksmiths and carriage shops. There was also l paint shop, l lodge 100F, 1 Rebekah lodge, 1 grange, 1 physician and l hotel. The population in 1920 was 1,451; Easton had 159 farms in 1937. Easton derives its name from the location that lies on the eastern line of Aroostook County and the eastern line of Maine.
Easton gives the image of “Small Town America”. Quality of life, including security and comfort, are part of Easton's enticement for families. Easton has their own school system which ranks among the best in academic performance. The ratio being what it is, the students have an opportunity to excel. Easton Jr./Sr. High School (grades 7 – 12) presently has an enrollment of 92 students. The faculty includes the equivalent of approximately 11 teachers, 1 librarian, 1 library aide and 1 full time educational technician. The guidance counselor is shared with the elementary school; there is also one full time principal.
Maine Educational Assessment
The enrollment for the Easton School System is approximately 220 students; grades three to six have a team teaching system, and 7-12 grades are departmentalized.
Easton is known basically as an agricultural area. McCain Foods, Inc., J.M. Huber Corporation, and Spruce Enterprises, Inc. are the large agricultural and natural resource industries. The Easton School System is also considered one of the major employers along with the above agricultural and natural resource industries.
Easton is only seven miles from the shopping mall, The Northern Maine Regional Airport and two colleges in Aroostook County.