Skowhegan town is the county seat of Somerset County in Maine. Skowhegan name was named after the Skowhegan Falls by the Norridgewock tribe of Abenaki Indians in 1724. Skowhegan Falls was popular for its abundant salmon and other species and many used to fish here, for which it was named as Skowhegan, which means watching place, for fish. Settled in 1773 as a part of Canaan, the town was incorporated in 1823.
As of 2000 census, the population of this town was 8,824 people. As of 1009, the population shows almost 6,773 people, and since 2000, it had a population growth of 1.75 percent.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 60.6 square miles, out of which 59.0 square miles is land and 1.6 square miles is water.
Skowhegan town gets 39 inches of rainfall and 78 inches of snowfall each year. July is known as the warmest month with 80 degrees and January is the coldest month with 5 degrees.
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