The name "Maine" comes from the fact that the state is on mainland, as opposed to part of the many surrounding islands. This nautical theory for the origin of Maine's name is the most prevalent, although there have been ... More »

Maine Coon cats have a laid-back personality, but can also be playful and kitten-like. Maine Coon cats are known as "gentle giants" because of their mild temperament and ability to socialize well with children and adults... More »

The fastest way to get from Bar Harbor, Maine, to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, is to drive to St. John, New Brunswick, and take a ferry from St. John to Yarmouth. According to Google Maps, the trip takes approximately seven ho... More » Geography

Maine became a state on March 15, 1820, under the Missouri Compromise, which allowed Maine to enter the nation as a free state and Missouri as a slave state. Before that, Maine was a district of Massachusetts. More »

Eastport is a small American city consisting entirely of islands in Washington County, Maine. Eastport is notable for being the easternmost city in the United States, located in the Atlantic Ocean on Maine's eastern bord... More » Geography United States The Northeast

The result of the Missouri Compromise of 1820 was that Missouri was admitted into the union as a slave state, and Maine was admitted as a free state. In addition, a border was created across the Louisiana Territory, and ... More »

Until Jan. 1, 2016, estates valued at over $2 million are subject to estate or inheritance tax in the state of Maine, states Nolo. The tax is levied directly on the estate, which includes the property of Maine residents ... More » Business & Finance Taxes