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Cherryfield

Cherryfield

Cherryfield is a town in Washington County, Maine, United States on the Narraguagus River. It was named for the wild cherries that once peppered the banks of the river. The town bills itself as the "Blueberry Capital of the World". Roughly 75 acres (300,000 m2) on both sides of the river are a historic district on the National Register of Historic Places known as the Cherryfield Historic District. This district comprises a collection of period structures dating from c1750-1890. The town was first settled about 1760, and was originally part of Steuben, Maine. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 44.2 square miles (114 sq.km), of which, 43.7 square miles (113 sq.km) of it is land and 0.5 square miles (1.3 sq.km) of it (1.18%) is water. The town is home to two breeding pairs of bald eagles.