History of Limestone, Maine
A Gazetteer of the
State of Maine
By Geo. J. Varney
Published by B. B. Russell, 57 Cornhill,
Limestone lies on the eastern border of Aroostook County
near the north-eastern angle of the State. It is on the stage-line from Fort Fairfield to Van Buren, 56 miles north
of Houlton. It is bounded on the north by Pleasant Ridge Plantation, south by Fort Fairfield, west by Caribou,
and east by the town of Grand Falls in New Brunswick. The principal streams are Limestone River and Greenlow Brook.
The first runs entirely through the town from north to southeast, furnishing several water-powers. On these are
two saw-mills manufacturing long and short lumber. There are also two starch factories. The highways are kept in
very good condition. The nearest railroad connections are those of the adjoining towns of Caribou and Fort Fairfield,
or at Limestone on the St. John's in New Brunswick, all about equally distant.