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*Bigelow Plantation (Somerset Co.) created 1870, became [[Bigelow Plantation, Maine]] in 1895; surrendered its plantation organization 1940.<ref name="CCTPM68" />  
 
*Bigelow Plantation (Somerset Co.) created 1870, became [[Bigelow Plantation, Maine]] in 1895; surrendered its plantation organization 1940.<ref name="CCTPM68" />  
 
*Blakesburg Plantation (Penobscot Co.) created 1824?; became [[Bradford, Maine]] in 1831.<ref name="CCTPM68" />  
 
*Blakesburg Plantation (Penobscot Co.) created 1824?; became [[Bradford, Maine]] in 1831.<ref name="CCTPM68" />  
*[[Bloomfield Plantation, Maine|Bloomfield Plantation]] (Franklin Co.) created from T1 R3 WBKP ([[Coplin Plantation, Maine|Coplin Plantation]]) and T4 R3 BKP WKR ([[Wyman Township, Maine|Wyman Township]]) in 1841; became part of [[Jackson Plantation, Maine|Jackson Plantation, Maine]] in 1845;<ref name="CCTPM68" /> <ref name="Blmfld">[https://www.maine.gov/cgi-bin/archives/result_3.pl?idtype=RECNUMB&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;db=7 Bloomfield] in ''Miscellaneous Municipal Records Filed with the State'' section of  ''Maine Archive Interactive'' (accessed 21 September 2013).</ref> part became Coplin Plantation in 1866, and part became Wyman Township in 1895.<ref name="Jacksend">[https://www.maine.gov/cgi-bin/archives/result_3.pl?idtype=ID&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;db=10 Jackson Plantation] in the "Maine Towns Legal Histories dates of incorporation, name and boundaries changes" section of  ''Maine Archive Interactive'' (accessed 22 September 2013). States that Jackson Plantation organization end date was 11-13-1895.</ref>  
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*[[Bloomfield Plantation, Maine|Bloomfield Plantation]] (Franklin Co.) created from T1 R3 WBKP ([[Coplin Plantation, Maine|Coplin Plantation]]) and T4 R3 BKP WKR ([[Wyman Township, Maine|Wyman Township]]) in 1841; became part of [[Jackson Plantation, Maine|Jackson Plantation, Maine]] in 1845;<ref name="CCTPM68" /> <ref name="Blmfld">[https://www.maine.gov/cgi-bin/archives/result_3.pl?idtype=RECNUMB&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;db=7 Bloomfield] in ''Miscellaneous Municipal Records Filed with the State'' section of  ''Maine Archive Interactive'' (accessed 21 September 2013).</ref> part became Coplin Plantation in 1866, and part became Wyman Township in 1895.<ref name="Jacksend">[https://www.maine.gov/cgi-bin/archives/result_3.pl?idtype=ID&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;db=10 Jackson Plantation] in the "Maine Towns Legal Histories dates of incorporation, name and boundaries changes" section of  ''Maine Archive Interactive'' (accessed 22 September 2013). States that Jackson Plantation organization end date was 11-13-1895.</ref>  
 
*Blue Hill Bay Plantation (Hancock Co.) became [[Blue Hill, Maine]] in 1789.<ref name="CCTPM68" />  
 
*Blue Hill Bay Plantation (Hancock Co.) became [[Blue Hill, Maine]] in 1789.<ref name="CCTPM68" />  
 
*Bostwick Plantation (Oxford Co.) became [[Newry, Maine]] in 1805.<ref name="CCTPM68" />  
 
*Bostwick Plantation (Oxford Co.) became [[Newry, Maine]] in 1805.<ref name="CCTPM68" />  
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*[[Jackson Plantation, Maine|Jackson Plantation]] (Franklin Co.) formed in 1845, went extinct in 1895<ref name="Jacksend" /> after it was gradually split into T4 R3 BKP WKR [[Wyman Township, Maine|Wyman Township]],<ref name="Bloomfield">Coplin Plantation and Wyman Township were first organized as Bloomfield Plantation in 1841 before they became part of Jackson Plantation in 1845 according to (a) Maine Historical Records Survey Project, Division of Professional and Service Projects, Work Projects Administration, ''Counties, Cities, Towns, and Plantations of Maine: a Handbook of Incorporations, Dissolutions, and Boundary Changes'' (Portland, Maine: The Survey, 1940), 68 (digital p. 77). A digital version is available via {{FHL|283056|item|disp=a link in the FHL Catalog}}, and (b) [https://www.maine.gov/cgi-bin/archives/result_3.pl?idtype=RECNUMB&amp;amp;idnum=418&amp;amp;db=7 Bloomfield] in ''Miscellaneous Municipal Records Filed with the State'' section of  ''Maine Archive Interactive'' (accessed 21 September 2013).</ref> T1 R3 WBKP [[Coplin Plantation, Maine|Coplin Plantation]],<ref name="Bloomfield" /> T2 R3 WBKP [[Lang Plantation, Maine|Lang Township]],<ref>[http://www.mainegenealogy.net/individual_place_record.asp?place=lang_township Lang Township, Franklin County, Maine] in ''Maine Genealogy'' (accessed 21 September 2013).</ref> and T1 R4 WBKP [[Eustis, Maine|Eustis, Maine]].<ref name="MHRSP75" /> <ref name="Eustis">[http://www.mainegenealogy.net/individual_place_record.asp?place=eustis Eustis, Franklin County, Maine] in ''Maine Genealogy'' (accessed 20 September 2013).</ref>  
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*[[Jackson Plantation, Maine|Jackson Plantation]] (Franklin Co.) formed in 1845, went extinct in 1895<ref name="Jacksend" /> after it was gradually split into T4 R3 BKP WKR [[Wyman Township, Maine|Wyman Township]],<ref name="Bloomfield">Coplin Plantation and Wyman Township were first organized as Bloomfield Plantation in 1841 before they became part of Jackson Plantation in 1845 according to (a) Maine Historical Records Survey Project, Division of Professional and Service Projects, Work Projects Administration, ''Counties, Cities, Towns, and Plantations of Maine: a Handbook of Incorporations, Dissolutions, and Boundary Changes'' (Portland, Maine: The Survey, 1940), 68 (digital p. 77). A digital version is available via {{FHL|283056|item|disp=a link in the FHL Catalog}}, and (b) [https://www.maine.gov/cgi-bin/archives/result_3.pl?idtype=RECNUMB&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;idnum=418&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;db=7 Bloomfield] in ''Miscellaneous Municipal Records Filed with the State'' section of  ''Maine Archive Interactive'' (accessed 21 September 2013).</ref> T1 R3 WBKP [[Coplin Plantation, Maine|Coplin Plantation]],<ref name="Bloomfield" /> T2 R3 WBKP [[Lang Plantation, Maine|Lang Township]],<ref>[http://www.mainegenealogy.net/individual_place_record.asp?place=lang_township Lang Township, Franklin County, Maine] in ''Maine Genealogy'' (accessed 21 September 2013).</ref> and T1 R4 WBKP [[Eustis, Maine|Eustis, Maine]].<ref name="MHRSP75" /> <ref name="Eustis">[http://www.mainegenealogy.net/individual_place_record.asp?place=eustis Eustis, Franklin County, Maine] in ''Maine Genealogy'' (accessed 20 September 2013).</ref>  
 
*Jerusalem Plantation (Franklin Co.), also known as Carrabasset Plantation, and as Number 3 R2 Plantation north of Kingfield, organized in 1855, 1858, 1869, 1873, and 1881; became town of [[Carrabassett Valley, Maine|Carrabassett Valley, Maine]] in 1971.<ref name="MHRSP708192" /> <ref name="Basset" />
 
*Jerusalem Plantation (Franklin Co.), also known as Carrabasset Plantation, and as Number 3 R2 Plantation north of Kingfield, organized in 1855, 1858, 1869, 1873, and 1881; became town of [[Carrabassett Valley, Maine|Carrabassett Valley, Maine]] in 1971.<ref name="MHRSP708192" /> <ref name="Basset" />
  
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*Kingman Plantation (Penobscot Co.) was at first organized from Township Number 6 R4 NBPP (southwest part also known as the Ducktrap Grant) as McCrillis Plantation in 1866; incorporated as [[Kingman, Maine]] 1873; demoted to Kingman Plantation 1935; dissolved into a [[Maine townships|township]] 1945.<ref name="Kingman" />
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*Kingman Plantation (Penobscot Co.) first organized from T6 R4 NBPP (southwest part aka Ducktrap Grant) as McCrillis Plantation 1859; renamed Independence Plantation 1866; incorporated [[Kingman, Maine]] 1873; demoted to Kingman Plantation 1935; dissolved into a [[Maine townships|township]] 1945.<ref name="Kingman" />
  
 
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*Little Duck Trap Plantation (Waldo Co.) ''see&nbsp;'' Duck Trap Plantation above.  
 
*Little Duck Trap Plantation (Waldo Co.) ''see&nbsp;'' Duck Trap Plantation above.  
 
*Little River Plantation (Franklin Co.) became [[Freeman, Maine|Freeman]] 1808; incorporation surrendered 1937, now Freeman Township  
 
*Little River Plantation (Franklin Co.) became [[Freeman, Maine|Freeman]] 1808; incorporation surrendered 1937, now Freeman Township  
*[[Long Pond Plantation, Maine|Long Pond Plantation]] (Somerset Co.) created 1912; became unorganized territory (a [[Maine townships|township]]) in 1929.<ref name="CCTPM85">Maine Historical Records Survey Project, 85 (digital p. 94).</ref> <ref>[http://www.mainegenealogy.net/individual_legal_history_record.asp?place=long_pond_plantation&amp;amp;geocode=25833  Legal History of Long Pond Plantation, Maine] in ''Maine Genealogy'' (accessed 6 June 2013).</ref>
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*[[Long Pond Plantation, Maine|Long Pond Plantation]] (Somerset Co.) created 1912; became unorganized territory (a [[Maine townships|township]]) in 1929.<ref name="CCTPM85">Maine Historical Records Survey Project, 85 (digital p. 94).</ref> <ref>[http://www.mainegenealogy.net/individual_legal_history_record.asp?place=long_pond_plantation&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;geocode=25833  Legal History of Long Pond Plantation, Maine] in ''Maine Genealogy'' (accessed 6 June 2013).</ref>
  
 
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*McCrillis Plantation (Penobscot Co.) organized in 1866 from Township Number 6 R4 NBPP (southwest part also known as the Ducktrap Grant); incorporated as [[Kingman, Maine]] 1873; demoted to Kingman Plantation 1935; dissolved into a [[Maine townships|township]] 1945.<ref name="Kingman" />  
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*McCrillis Plantation (Penobscot Co.) organized in 1859 from T6 R4 NBPP (southwest part also known as the Ducktrap Grant); reorganized as Independence Plantation 1866; incorporated as [[Kingman, Maine]] 1873; demoted to Kingman Plantation 1935; dissolved into a [[Maine townships|township]] 1945.<ref name="Kingman" />  
 
*Megunticook Plantation (now Knox County) came from part of Waldo Patent (also known as Muscongus Patent).<ref name="CKCM" /> Afterward, Camden Plantation (also known as Cambden), existed prior to 1791 when it became the towns of Cambden (later [[Camden, Maine|Camden]]) and [[Rockport, Maine|Rockport, Maine]].<ref name="MHRSP69" />  
 
*Megunticook Plantation (now Knox County) came from part of Waldo Patent (also known as Muscongus Patent).<ref name="CKCM" /> Afterward, Camden Plantation (also known as Cambden), existed prior to 1791 when it became the towns of Cambden (later [[Camden, Maine|Camden]]) and [[Rockport, Maine|Rockport, Maine]].<ref name="MHRSP69" />  
 
*Milton Plantation (Oxford Co.) discontinued 1944, now Milton Township
 
*Milton Plantation (Oxford Co.) discontinued 1944, now Milton Township
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*West Pond Plantation (Kennebec and Somerset counties) was split, and the west part was used to form [[Rome, Maine|Rome]] in 1804. In 1812 the east part became [[Dearborn, Maine|Dearborn]], now extinct and split into parts of [[Smithfield, Maine|Smithfield]], [[Oakland, Maine|Oakland]], [[Belgrade, Maine|Belgrade]], and [[Rome, Maine|Rome]].<ref name="MHRSP108">Maine Historical Records Survey Project, 108 (digital p. 117).</ref> <ref>[http://www.mainegenealogy.net/individual_place_record.asp?place=rome Rome, Kennebec County, Maine] in ''Maine Genealogy'' (accessed 2 October 2013).</ref>  
 
*West Pond Plantation (Kennebec and Somerset counties) was split, and the west part was used to form [[Rome, Maine|Rome]] in 1804. In 1812 the east part became [[Dearborn, Maine|Dearborn]], now extinct and split into parts of [[Smithfield, Maine|Smithfield]], [[Oakland, Maine|Oakland]], [[Belgrade, Maine|Belgrade]], and [[Rome, Maine|Rome]].<ref name="MHRSP108">Maine Historical Records Survey Project, 108 (digital p. 117).</ref> <ref>[http://www.mainegenealogy.net/individual_place_record.asp?place=rome Rome, Kennebec County, Maine] in ''Maine Genealogy'' (accessed 2 October 2013).</ref>  
 
*Wyman's Plantation (Kennebec Co.) existed prior to 1802 when it became part of the town of [[Vienna, Maine|Vienna, Maine]].<ref name="MHRSP7077109" /> <ref name="Chester" /> <ref name="Goshen" /> <ref name="Wymans" /> <ref name="Vienna" />  
 
*Wyman's Plantation (Kennebec Co.) existed prior to 1802 when it became part of the town of [[Vienna, Maine|Vienna, Maine]].<ref name="MHRSP7077109" /> <ref name="Chester" /> <ref name="Goshen" /> <ref name="Wymans" /> <ref name="Vienna" />  
*[[Wyman Township, Maine|Wyman Township]] (Franklin Co.), part of [[Bloomfield Plantation, Maine|Bloomfield Plantation]] (1841) and [[Jackson Plantation, Maine|Jackson Plantation]] (1845) until Jackson went extinct 1895.<ref name="Jacksend" /> <ref name="Bloomfield">Coplin Plantation and Wyman Township apparently were also known as Bloomfield Plantation before they became part of Jackson Plantation according to [https://www.maine.gov/cgi-bin/archives/result_3.pl?idtype=RECNUMB&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;db=7 Bloomfield] in ''Miscellaneous Municipal Records Filed with the State'' section of  ''Maine Archive Interactive'' (accessed 21 September 2013).</ref> <ref name="MHRSP81">Maine Historical Records Survey Project, 81 (digital p. 90).</ref> Part of Wyman was used to form part of [[Carrabassett Valley, Maine|Carrabassett Valley]] in 1971.<ref>Maine Historical Records Survey Project, 218 (digital p. 227).</ref>
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*[[Wyman Township, Maine|Wyman Township]] (Franklin Co.), part of [[Bloomfield Plantation, Maine|Bloomfield Plantation]] (1841) and [[Jackson Plantation, Maine|Jackson Plantation]] (1845) until Jackson went extinct 1895.<ref name="Jacksend" /> <ref name="Bloomfield">Coplin Plantation and Wyman Township apparently were also known as Bloomfield Plantation before they became part of Jackson Plantation according to [https://www.maine.gov/cgi-bin/archives/result_3.pl?idtype=RECNUMB&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;db=7 Bloomfield] in ''Miscellaneous Municipal Records Filed with the State'' section of  ''Maine Archive Interactive'' (accessed 21 September 2013).</ref> <ref name="MHRSP81">Maine Historical Records Survey Project, 81 (digital p. 90).</ref> Part of Wyman was used to form part of [[Carrabassett Valley, Maine|Carrabassett Valley]] in 1971.<ref>Maine Historical Records Survey Project, 218 (digital p. 227).</ref>
  
 
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United States Gotoarrow.png Maine Gotoarrow.png Maine plantations

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Monhegan Village on Monhegan Island, a Maine plantation in the Gulf of Maine, with Manana Island behind.
In Maine a plantation is a form of local self-government intended to help a town-sized area with a low population to transition toward full town status as they increase their population and government services.[1] Plantations do not have their own representative in the Maine legislature. Most have meetings and keep records of meetings. Towns and plantations maintained records of their citizens' births, marriages, and deaths from their founding until 1922, even though statewide registration began in 1892. Look for Maine plantation records the same way you look for Maine town records.

Some of Maine's populated coastal islands outside the borders of a town are organized as plantations. However, most of Maine's 34 plantations are in sparsely populated forests inland.

Status changes. Plantations that increase in population may become a town. Also, some plantations have lost population and been changed to unincorporated townships without meetings or record-keeping. If an ancestor lived in a plantation that became a township, look for the records of the former plantation in a nearby town in the same county.

Modern Maine Plantations (listed by county)

* Maine plantations normally referenced without using that descriptor. [2]

Statistics.  Maine currently has organized 34 plantations[2], about 425 townships (unincorporated territories), 454 towns or cities, and three Indian reservations. The unorganized township territories include slightly over half the land area of Maine.[3]

Discontinued Maine Plantations

Plantations which were discontinued usually transferred any records they had created to the nearest functioning town in the same county, or sometimes, to the Maine State Archives.

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  • Bachelder's Grant Plantation (Oxford County) became part of Stoneham, Maine in 1834.[5]
  • Bakerstown Plantation (Androscoggin County) existed 1779 as an area of Poland, Maine.[5]
  • Ballstown Plantation (Lincoln County) set off east part as Jefferson, Maine in 1807; became Whitefield, Maine in 1809.[5]
  • Bancroft Plantation (Aroostook County) created 1840; became Bancroft, Maine in 1889.[5]
  • Barker Plantation (Aroostook County) created part of Nichols Academy Grant (also known as T1 R3 WELS) in 1853; became part of Reed Plantation, Maine.[5] [9]
  • Barnard Plantation (Piscataquis County) 1895-1982; became unorganized territory of Barnard Township, Maine.[5] [10]
  • Barretstown Plantation (Knox County) became Hope, Maine in 1804.[5]
  • Beaverhill Plantation (Waldo Co.) became Freedom, Maine in 1803.[11]
  • Belfast Academy Grant Plantation (Aroostook Co.) created 1840?; became Ludlow, Maine in 1864.[11]
  • Benedicta Plantation (Aroostook Co.) created 1840 in T2 R5 and north half of T1 R5 (also known as Golden Ridge, or Silver Ridge). Also, created 1860 from west half of T2 R5 and became Benedicta, Maine in 1873.[11]
  • Big Lake Plantation (Washington Co.) created 1840? or 1841? (also known as Grand Lake Stream, Hinkley, Number 3 R1, and Number 21); became unorganized territory of Big Lake Township, Maine.[11]
  • Bigelow Plantation (Somerset Co.) created 1870, became Bigelow Plantation, Maine in 1895; surrendered its plantation organization 1940.[11]
  • Blakesburg Plantation (Penobscot Co.) created 1824?; became Bradford, Maine in 1831.[11]
  • Bloomfield Plantation (Franklin Co.) created from T1 R3 WBKP (Coplin Plantation) and T4 R3 BKP WKR (Wyman Township) in 1841; became part of Jackson Plantation, Maine in 1845;[11] [12] part became Coplin Plantation in 1866, and part became Wyman Township in 1895.[13]
  • Blue Hill Bay Plantation (Hancock Co.) became Blue Hill, Maine in 1789.[11]
  • Bostwick Plantation (Oxford Co.) became Newry, Maine in 1805.[11]
  • Bowerbank Plantation (Piscataquis Co.) created 1888 and 1895; became Bowerbank, Maine in 1907.[11]
  • Bridge's Plantation (Waldo Co.) became Kingville 1812; Joy 1815; Montgomery 1826; and Troy, Maine in 1827.[11]
  • Bridgeton Plantation (Piscataquis Co.) (also known as Number 3 R1 BKP EKR) taxed 1812, 1814; became Wellington, Maine in 1828.[14]
  • Bridgewater Plantation (Aroostook Co.) (also known as Alva, Bridgewater Academy Grant, Letter B, Monticello, and Portland Academy Grant) created 1844; became Bridgewater, Maine in 1858.[14]
  • Bridgewater Academy Grant Plantation (Aroostook Co.) see  Bridgewater Plantation above.[14]
  • Bridgton Plantation (Cumberland Co.) existed spelled as Bridgeton by 1779; became Bridgton, Maine in 1794.[14]
  • Broadbay Plantation (Lincoln Co.) taxed in 1772; became the town of Waldoboro, Maine in 1773.[14]
  • Brownfield Plantation (Oxford Co.) became the town of Brownfield, Maine in 1802.[14]
  • Brownville Plantation (Piscataquis Co.), also known as Number 5 R8 Plantation, became Brownville, Maine in 1824.[14]
  • Buchanan Plantation (Aroostook Co.), also known as Sheridan Plantation, was annexed to Ashland, Maine in 1901.[14] [15]
  • Buckstown Plantation (Hancock Co.) incorporated as the town of Buckstown 1792; name changed to Bucksport, Maine 1817.[16]
  • Bucktown Plantation (Oxford Co.), also known as Number 5 Plantation, became Buckfield, Maine in 1793.[14]

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  • Camden Plantation (Knox Co.), also spelled Cambden Plantation, existed prior to 1791 when about half of it was used to form the town of Cambden now Camden, Maine, and the remainder became Rockport, Maine.[14] [17]
  • Canaan Plantation see  Duck Trap Plantation and Canaan Plantation below.
  • Caratunk Plantation (Somerset Co.), also known as Carratunk, also known as Number 1 R3 BKP EKR Plantation, was organized as a plantation in 1840, 1893, and 1903; became town of Caratunk, Maine in 1977.[18] [19]
  • Carrabasset Plantation (Franklin Co.), also known as Jerusalem Plantation, and as Number 3 R2 north of Kingfield Plantation organized in 1855, 1858, 1869, 1873, and 1881; became town of Carrabassett Valley, Maine in 1971.[20] [21]
  • Carratunk Plantation see Caratunk Plantation above.
  • Carroll Plantation (Penobscot Co.), also known as Number 6 R2 NBPP, became a town from Number 6 R2 NBPP Plantation in 1845; changed back to Carroll Plantation, Maine in 1937.[22] [23]
  • Carrying Place Plantation (Somerset Co.), also known as Number 1 R3 WKR Plantation, was last organized in 1895. Since then it has become an unorganized territory (township).[24]
  • Cary, Maine (Aroostook Co.) first organized 1859 as Number 11 R1 WELS Plantation; name changed to Cary 1883, and continues to today.[25] [26]
  • Castle Hill Plantation (Aroostook Co.) was organized by 1869; incorporated as town of Castle Hill, Maine in 1903.[22] [27]
  • Caswell Plantation (Aroostook Co.) was created from part of Township F R1 WELS in 1879; became town of Caswell, Maine in 1986.[22] [28]
  • Chapman Plantation (Aroostook Co.) was created from Township 11 R3 WELS in 1874; became town of Chapman, Maine in 1915.[22] [29]
  • Chester Plantation (Franklin Co.) existed prior to 1802 when it became the town of Chesterville, Maine. See also Goshen Plantation and Wyman's Plantation below.[30] [31] [32] [33] [34]
  • Chesuncook Plantation (Piscataquis Co.) organized from T4 and T5 R13 WELS in 1859; plantation repealed 1933, now a township.[22] [35]
  • China Plantation (Penobscot Co.), also known as Number 9 Plantation, or New Worcester Plantation, created from Township 9 EPR became Orrington, Maine in 1788.[36] [37]
  • Clinton Gore Plantation (Kennebec Co.) created in 1840; part was annexed to Clinton (Kennebec Co), and the remainder set off to Burnham, Maine (Waldo Co.) in 1873.[38] [39]
  • Codyville Plantation (Washington Co.), also known as Hingham Academy Grant, organized from T9 R2 NBPP in 1845; plantation organization surrendered by default 1871, but reconstituted three months later.[40] [41]
  • Collamore Ridge Plantation (Lincoln Co.), also known as Collemore Ridge, existed by 1812; became part of Bremen, Maine in 1828.[38] [42]
  • Concord (Somerset Co.) created a town 1821; made into Concord Plantation 1935; became a township 1939.[43] [44] [45]
  • Connor Plantation (Aroostook Co.), organized as Letter K R2 Plantation in 1872; changed name to Conner Plantation 1877; incorporated as town of Connor, Maine 1913; and dissolved into an unorganized territory (township) in 1945.[46] [47]
  • Copelin Plantation (Franklin Co.) see  Coplin Plantation below.
  • Coplin Plantation (Franklin Co.), also known as Copelin Plantation, was made part of Bloomfield Plantation in 1841;[48] [12] [49] became part of Jackson Plantation in 1845;[50] set off as Coplin Plantation in 1866.[51]
  • Coxhall Plantation (York Co.) existed as a plantation before 1778 when it became a town; name changed to Lyman, Maine in 1803.[52] [53]
  • Criehaven Plantation (Knox Co.) organized from part of Matinicus in 1897; became unorganized territory (a township) in 1925.[54]
  • Crooked Brook Plantation (Washington Co.) was incorporated as Eaton in 1873; in 1887 Eaton set off the eastern part of its land to Forest City while the western remainder was annexed to Danforth; and Eaton went extinct.[55] [56]
  • Crystal Plantation (Aroostook Co.) organized from T4 R5 WELS and T5 R5 WELS in 1840; set off land to form Dayton Plantation (later called Hersey) in 1848; set off land to Sherman in 1881; incorporated as the town of Crystal, Maine in 1901.[57] [58]
  • Curvo Plantation (Franklin Co.) formed from Township Number 3 on Sandy River; became Phillips, Maine in 1812.[59] [60]
  • Cyr Plantation (Aroostook Co.) was first organized as part of the sprawling Van Buren Plantation from Township Letter L R2 WELS in 1843; Cyr Plantation was set off from Van Buren in 1857 and continues to today.[61] [62]

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  • D'Aigle Plantation (Aroostook Co.) see  Daigle Plantation below.
  • Daigle Plantation (Aroostook Co.) made from Township 18 R6 WELS in 1859; incorporated as part of the town of Fort Kent, Maine in 1869.[59] [63]
  • Dallas Plantation (Franklin Co.), also known as: (a) Plantations 2 and 3 R1 and 2 and 3 R2, (b) Number 2 R2 Plantation, and (c) Getchell Plantation, was part of a much larger 4-townships plantation renamed Dallas in 1845; repealed in 1859 and now reduced to just T2 R2 WBKP land.[59] [64]
  • Danforth Plantation (Washington Co.) created from T8 R3 NBPP and T8 R4 NBPP in 1847; became town of Danforth, Maine in 1860; annexed land from Weston (Aroostook Co.) 1885; annexed land from Eaton 1887.[59] [65]
  • Davistown Plantation (Waldo Co.) existed as a plantation before it became Montville, Maine in 1807.[66]
  • Dayton Plantation (Aroostook Co.) was formed from part of Crystal Plantation in 1848; became the town of Hersey, Maine in 1873.[57] [58] [67]
  • Dead River Plantation (Somerset Co.) was first organized in 1856, and became an unorganized territory (township) in 1951.[68] [69]
  • Dearborn Plantation (Kennebec and Somerset counties) was first made a town from West Pond Plantation 1812; diminished by multiple set offs; made a plantation 1841; then annexed by Waterville in 1843. Former Dearborn land is now part of four towns in two counties.[1] [68] [70] [71] [72]
  • Deer Island Plantation (Hancock Co.) became the Town of Deer Isle, Maine in 1789. Set offs: Isle au Haut 1874, and Stonington 1897.[73]
  • Dennistown (Somerset Co.), aka Dennystown, was part of Moose River Plantation 1852-1859; organized as a separate plantation 1873.[74]
  • Dennysville (Washington Co.), aka Pennamaquan, aka Plantation Number 2 Putnam Survey (T2 PS), plantation before becoming a town in 1818.[75]
  • Dion Plantation (Aroostook Co.) see  Dionne Plantation below.
  • Dionne Plantation (Aroostook Co.), aka Frenchville Plantation, aka Chateaugay, aka Sainte-Emilie, incorporated as Dickeyville in 1869; name changed to Frenchville in 1871.[76]
  • Drew Plantation (Penobscot Co.) was organized a plantatation in 1856; incorporated a town in 1921; reverted to plantation in 1934.[77]
  • Duck Trap Plantation (Waldo Co.), also known as Little Duck Trap Plantation, set off land to create Northport, Maine in 1796.[78] [79]
  • Duck Trap Plantation and Canaan Plantation (Waldo Co.) set off land to Northport, Maine 1796; became Lincolnville, Maine in 1802.[78] [80]
  • Dyer Brook Plantation (Aroostook Co.) was organized as a plantation in 1858; incorporated as the Town of Dyer Brook, Maine in 1891.[81]

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  • E Plantation (Aroostook Co.) organized a plantation from TE R2 WELS in 1898; organization surrendered and became a township in 1990.[82]
  • Eustis Plantation (Franklin Co.), also known as Hanover Plantation, was first organized as Number 1 R4 WBKP Plantation in 1841; became part of Jackson Plantation in 1845; then seceded as from Jackson as Eustis Plantation in 1857; became town of Eustis, Maine in 1871.[83] [84]

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  • Gardinerstown Plantation (formerly Lincolon Co., now Kennebec Co.) existed prior to 1779 when it incorporated as Pittston, Maine.[88]
  • Getchell Plantation (Franklin Co.) was an 1860 name of the land called Dallas Plantation, Maine (T2 R2 WBKP) by 1870.[64]
  • Goshen Plantation (Kennebec Co.) existed prior to 1802 when it became part of the town of Vienna, Maine.[30] [31] [32] [33] [34]
  • Grand Isle Plantation (Aroostook Co.) set off from Van Buren Plantation in 1859; incorporated as town of Grant Isle in 1869; name changed to Grand Isle, Maine in 1872.[89]
  • Grant Isle Plantation (Aroostook Co.) see  Grand Isle Plantation above.

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  • Hamlen Plantation (Aroostook Co.) see  Hamlin Plantation below.
  • Hamlin Plantation (Aroostook Co.) set off from Van Buren Plantation in 1859; set off land to Van Buren in 1907; incorporated as town of Hamlin, Maine in 1976.[90]
  • Hanover Plantation (Franklin Co.), also known as Number 1 R4 WBKP Plantation, was organized 1841; became part of Jackson Plantation in 1845; then seceded from there as Eustis Plantation in 1857; became town of Eustis, Maine in 1871.[83] [84]
  • Hingham Academy Grant (Washington Co.), also known as Codyville Plantation, organized in 1845; plantation organization surrendered by default 1871, but reconstituted three months later.[40] [41]

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  • Independence Plantation (Penobscot Co.) organized from McCrillis Plantation 1866; incorporated as Kingman, Maine 1873; demoted to Kingman Plantation 1935; dissolved into a township 1945.[91]

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  • Katahdin Iron Works Plantation
  • Kingman Plantation (Penobscot Co.) first organized from T6 R4 NBPP (southwest part aka Ducktrap Grant) as McCrillis Plantation 1859; renamed Independence Plantation 1866; incorporated Kingman, Maine 1873; demoted to Kingman Plantation 1935; dissolved into a township 1945.[91]

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  • Lang Plantation (Franklin Co.), also known as Langtown Mill, and The Landing, was first organized as part of Jackson Plantation in 1845; set off as Lang Plantation in 1866; but surrendered that organization in 1935, and is now an unorganized territory (township).[93] [94]
  • Letter K R2 Plantation (Aroostook Co.), organized in 1872; changed name to Conner Plantation 1877; incorporated as town of Connor, Maine 1913; and dissolved into an unorganized territory (township) in 1945.[46] [47]
  • Lexington (Somerset Co.) created a town 1833; made a plantation 1885; became a township 1939.[95] [96]
  • Little Duck Trap Plantation (Waldo Co.) see  Duck Trap Plantation above.
  • Little River Plantation (Franklin Co.) became Freeman 1808; incorporation surrendered 1937, now Freeman Township
  • Long Pond Plantation (Somerset Co.) created 1912; became unorganized territory (a township) in 1929.[97] [98]

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  • McCrillis Plantation (Penobscot Co.) organized in 1859 from T6 R4 NBPP (southwest part also known as the Ducktrap Grant); reorganized as Independence Plantation 1866; incorporated as Kingman, Maine 1873; demoted to Kingman Plantation 1935; dissolved into a township 1945.[91]
  • Megunticook Plantation (now Knox County) came from part of Waldo Patent (also known as Muscongus Patent).[17] Afterward, Camden Plantation (also known as Cambden), existed prior to 1791 when it became the towns of Cambden (later Camden) and Rockport, Maine.[14]
  • Milton Plantation (Oxford Co.) discontinued 1944, now Milton Township

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  • New Worcester Plantation (Penobscot Co.), also known as Number 9 Plantation, or China Plantation, created from Township 9 EPR became Orrington, Maine in 1788.[36] [37]
  • Number 1 Plantation (Franklin Co.) became Temple, Maine in 1803.
  • Number 1 R3 BKP EKR Plantation (Somerset Co.), also known as Caratunk Plantation, was organized as a plantation in 1840, 1893, and 1903; became the town of Caratunk, Maine in 1977.[18] [19]
  • Number 1 R3 WKR Plantation (Somerset Co.) was created from the unorganized township in 1840. Later, as Carrying Place Plantation it was last organized there in 1895. Since then it has become an unorganized territory (township).[24]
  • Number 1 R4 WBKP Plantation (Franklin Co.), also known as Hanover Plantation, was organized 1841; became part of Jackson Plantation in 1845; then seceded from there as Eustis Plantation in 1857; became town of Eustis, Maine in 1871.[83] [84]
  • Number 2 and 3 R1 and 2 and 3 R2 Plantations (Franklin Co.) was a multi-township entity renamed Dallas Plantation, Maine in 1845; changed again to Rangeley Plantation in 1852; and then by 1859 divided into four smaller pieces (Sandy River Plantation, Rangeley Plantation, Dallas Plantation, Rangeley (Town)).[59] [64]
  • Number 2 R2 Plantation (Franklin Co.) is an alternative name for what in now the Dallas Plantation, Maine.[59] [64]
  • Number 3 R2 Plantation north of Kingfield (Franklin Co.), also known as Carrabasset Plantation, and as Jerusalem Plantation organized in 1855, 1858, 1869, 1873, and 1881; became town of Carrabassett Valley, Maine in 1971.[20] [21]
  • Number 3 R2 Plantation WBKP (Franklin Co.) is an earlier alternate name for what is now the Town of Rangeley, Maine.[99] [100] [101]
  • Number 6 Plantation (Franklin Co.) became Berlin 1824; incorporation repealed 1842, now Township 6 North of Weld
  • Number 9 Plantation (Penobscot Co.), also known as New Worcester Plantation, or China Plantation, created from Township 9 EPR became Orrington, Maine in 1788.[36] [37]
  • Number 11 R1 WELS Plantation (Aroostook Co.) organized 1849; name changed to Cary (Plantation) in 1883.[25] [102]

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  • Rangeley Plantation (T2 R1, T3 R1, T2 R2, and T3 R2) (Franklin Co.) was a mega-plantation by 1840; name changed to Dallas Plantation 1845; changed back to Rangely Plantation 1852; the Town of Rangeley (T3 R2) was set off from a portion of the plantation in 1855; and in 1859 the remainder plantation was split into three more sub-pieces including present-day Rangeley Plantation (T3 R1).[99] [100] [101]
  • Rangeley Plantation (T3 R1) (Franklin Co.) a small version organized 1859 from a portion of the extinct, larger plantation. Junior still exists today.[99] [100] [101]

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  • Saint Francis Plantation
  • Sandy River Plantation (T1) (Franklin Co.) organized in 1793 from Township Number 1; incorporated as town of Farmington, Maine in 1794.[103]
  • Sandy River Plantation (T2 R1 WBKP) (Franklin Co.) organized prior to 1845 at first as part of a mega-plantation; since 1859 diminished to size of T2 R1.[99] [104]

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