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Modern town borders of Otis in Hancock County, Maine.


Town Clerk

Town of Otis Town Clerk
132 Otis Road
Otis, ME 04605
Phone: (207)537-2211
Otis Website

Brief History

In 1805, Isaac Frazier and Nathaniel M. Jellison from Union River Plantation, now a part of Ellsworth, and James Gilpatrick, Allen Milliken, from Thorndike (the land now called Trenton) felt the call to explore inland and moved to Otis.

Over the next 28 to 30 years, more and more people moved into the area. Some were drawn by the lumbering business, others were drawn to the land and built farms and supported themselves off the land. A close knit community was developed. The settlement was named Plantation 8 by the government and included the towns that are now called Dedham and Otis. [1]

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  1. History of Otis accessed 19 Nov 2015


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