Denmark is a town in Oxford County, Maine, United States. The population was 1,148 at the 2010 census. A number of ponds and lakes are located within the town. The land was once part of Pequawket, village of the Sokokis Abenaki Indians. The township combined a grant made by the Massachusetts General Court to Fryeburg Academy, Foster’s Gore and a strip from Brownfield. Several settlers came from Andover, Massachusetts.
Farmers found the soil to be very stony and sandy, producing fair yields of potatoes, corn and oats. But the town did have excellent water powers at the streams, and mills were established to manufacture grain, long lumber, barrel staves, sashes, blinds and doors. Denmark Village was established at the foot of Moose Pond, whose outlet, Moose Pond Brook, provided the best water-power site. Today, the town is site of summer camps. Camp Wyonegonic, founded 1902, is the oldest girls’ camp in the country. Also in Denmark is Camp Walden, established in 1916.
Denmark has a Town Meeting-Selectmen-Town Manager form of government and is governed by a municipal charter. The three member Board of Selectmen is elected at large on a non-partisan basis for staggered three-year terms. The Town Manager is appointed by the Board of Selectmen for an initial term of up to two years and may be reappointed in successive terms of up to three years each.
The school system that serves Denmark is known as Maine School Administrative District 72 or MSAD 72. MSAD 72 also serves the municipalities of Brownfield, Fryeburg, Lovell, Stoneham, Stowe and Sweden in addition to Denmark.