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Contents

County Courthouse

140 Main Street
Farmington, Maine 04938

History

Parent County

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

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Towns
  • Avon
  • Carrabassett Valley
  • Carthage
  • Chesterville
  • Eustis
  • Farmington
  • Industry
  • Jay
  • Kingfield
  • New Sharon
  • New Vineyard
  • Phillips
  • Rangeley
  • Strong
  • Temple
  • Weld
  • Wilton
Plantations
  • Coplin
  • Dallas
  • Rangeley
  • Sandy River
Unorganized territories
  • East Central Franklin
  • North Franklin
  • South Franklin
  • West Central Franklin
  • Wyman
Communities
  • Chisholm
  • Farmington
  • Wilton

Neighboring Counties

Androscoggin | Kennebec | Oxford | Somerset | Frontenac County, Quebec

Resources

Cemeteries

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

Church

Court

Gazetteers

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

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.


Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].

 

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