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Guide to Franklin County Maine genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Franklin County, Maine
Map of Maine highlighting Franklin County
Location in the state of Maine
Map of the U.S. highlighting Maine
Location of Maine in the U.S.
Founded March 20, 1838
County Seat Farmington
Address Franklin County Courthouse
38 Main Street
Farmington, ME 04938
Phone: 207.778.6614
Franklin County Website


County Clerk

Town Clerks have birth, marriage, death and burial records.
Clerk Superior Court has divorce records from 1852
and court records.
Register of deeds has land records.
Probate Judge has probate records. [1]


Parent County

Created 20 March 1838 from parts of Cumberland, Oxford, Kennebec and Somerset counties [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

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Modern town borders in Aroostook County, Maine. Towns with records are named in black. Unincorporated green places usually lack records.


  • Avon
  • Carrabassett Valley
  • Carthage
  • Chesterville
  • Eustis
  • Farmington
  • Industry
  • Jay
  • Kingfield
  • New Sharon
  • New Vineyard
  • Phillips
  • Rangeley
  • Strong
  • Temple
  • Weld
  • Wilton

PlantationsCoplin Plantation  • Dallas Plantation  • Rangeley Plantation • Sandy River Plantation.  For further details see Maine plantations.

Unorganized territories.  For further details see Maine townships.

  • East Central Franklin
  • North Franklin
  • South Franklin
  • West Central Franklin
  • Wyman

Communities   • Chisholm   • Farmington   • Wilton

Extinct or unincorporated towns   • Berlin   • Freeman   • Madrid   • Perkins   • Salem[2]

Neighboring Counties

Androscoggin | Kennebec | Oxford | Somerset | Quebec counties: Frontenac County



Avon Valley Road Cemetery

Take the Avon Valley Road, off Route 4, in Avon. Go to the old school house. Cemetery is about 1/2 mile beyond the schoolhouse on the left. Can be seen from the road.

Day Mountain Cemetery

Located on Day Mountain Road near Avon/Temple Line
In Terrible Condition No Roads in to it.
Must Hike About 2 1/2 Miles

Knott Burial Plot

On the left North of the Townhouse 1.4 miles South of Phillips Townline

Mile Square Cemetery

Dates after 1986 taken from Franklin Journal

MT. Blue Cemetery

Going North on Route #4 Take Left at Town House
Go 1.8 Miles Up The Hill. Cemetery On Left in Good Condition

Pease-Thompson Cemetery

Located On Route #4 Just South Of The Town House

Spinney Cementery

Cemetery located on State Route 4
about 1 mile West of the Strong Town line.

Sprague-Howland Cemetery

Leave Phillips On Route #149 South Toward Strong, Maine
Go 2.6 Miles, Cemetery Down Over the Banking On Right
In Pasture of "Old Voter Farm"

Carthage Cementery

Leave Weld Village heading toward Carthage. Go about 3 miles t
Podunk Pond Rd. Take this Rd. for about 3 miles onto Storer Hill.
The Cemetery is on the left.

Storer Hill Cemetery

Leave Weld Village heading toward Carthage. Go about 3 miles t
Podunk Pond Rd. Take this Rd. ofr about 1.5 miles onto Storer Hill.
The Cemetery is on the left at the crest of the hill.
Old fencing around cemetery.

Tainter Corner Cemetery

The Cemetery is located off Route 2 west of
Wilton toward the Village of East Dixfield. Three (3) miles
out of the East Dixfield toward Rumford is the Town Line between
Wilton & Carthage. One (1) mile beyond the town line marker is a
right turn. Take this turn - cemetery is located just a short
distance on the right. Somewhat overgrown with stones broken and
down. Old house beyond cemetery was onece the Tainter Corner
Post Office.

Newman Cemetery

Berry Mills Cemetery





Local Histories




Maine Newspaper Archive. Indexes free; Digital page images $ (GenealogyBank $) Twenty-two early Maine 18th and 19th century newspapers, 1785-1898 online. Indexes (free); digital images ($). These newspapers are from Augusta, Bangor, Belfast, Brunswick, Castine, Eastport, Falmouth, Hallowell, Kennebunk, Portland, Saco and Wiscasset.

Tip: early Maine newspapers routinely reported on news, obituaries, births, marriages etc. from around the state. Be sure to search the indexes for all Maine newspapers to find your target ancestor.



Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. 1.0 1.1 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Franklin County, Maine page 304, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Michael J. Leclerc, Genealogist's Handbook for New England Research, 5th ed. (Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2012), 97. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 974 D27g 2012.


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