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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Maine]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Maine plantations'''<br><br>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.<ref>Michael J. Leclerc, ''Genealogist's Handbook for New England Research.'' (Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2012), 126. {{WorldCat|779626228|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1967587|item|disp=FHL book 974 D27g 2012}}</ref> Plantations do not have their own representative in the Maine legislature. Most have meetings and [[Maine Town Records|keep records of meetings]]. Prior 1892 when statewide registration started, plantations also maintained [[Maine Town Records|records]] of their citizens' births, marriages, and deaths. Look for Maine plantation records the same way you look for [[Maine Town Records|Maine town records]].  
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Maine]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Maine plantations'''<br><br>[[Image:{{MonhPl}}]]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.<ref>Michael J. Leclerc, ''Genealogist's Handbook for New England Research.'' (Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2012), 126. {{WorldCat|779626228|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1967587|item|disp=FHL book 974 D27g 2012}}</ref> Plantations do not have their own representative in the Maine legislature. Most have meetings and [[Maine Town Records|keep records of meetings]]. Towns and plantations maintained [[Maine Town Records|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|Maine town records]].<br><br> 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. <br><br> '''Status changes.''' Plantations that increase in population may become a town. Also, some plantations have lost population and been changed to [[Maine townships|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.  
  
Some of Maine's populated coastal islands outside the borders of a town are organized as a plantation. However, most of Maine's 34 plantations are in sparsely populated forests inland.
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=== Modern Maine Plantations (listed by county)  ===
 
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Plantations that increase in population may become a town. Also, some plantations have lost population and been changed to [[Maine townships|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.
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=== Maine Plantations (listed by county)  ===
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*Cary* (Aroostook Co.)  
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*[[Cary, Maine|Cary]]* (Aroostook Co.)  
*Cyr Plantation (Aroostook Co.)  
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*[[Cyr Plantation, Maine|Cyr Plantation]] (Aroostook Co.)  
*Garfield Plantation (Aroostook Co.)  
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*[[Garfield Plantation, Maine|Garfield Plantation]] (Aroostook Co.)  
*Glenwood* (Aroostook Co.)  
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*[[Glenwood, Maine|Glenwood]]* (Aroostook Co.)  
*Macwahoc* (Aroostook Co.)  
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*[[Macwahoc, Maine|Macwahoc]]* (Aroostook Co.)  
*Moro* (Aroostook Co.)  
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*[[Moro, Maine|Moro]]* (Aroostook Co.)  
*Nashville Plantation (Aroostook Co.)  
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*[[Nashville Plantation, Maine|Nashville Plantation]] (Aroostook Co.)  
*Oxbow* (Aroostook Co.)  
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*[[Oxbow, Maine|Oxbow]]* (Aroostook Co.)  
*Reed Plantation (aka Wytopitlock) (Aroostook Co.)  
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*[[Reed Plantation, Maine|Reed Plantation]] (aka Wytopitlock) (Aroostook Co.)  
*Saint John Plantation (Aroostook Co.)  
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*[[Saint John Plantation, Maine|Saint John Plantation]] (Aroostook Co.)  
*Winterville Plantation (Aroostook Co.)  
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*[[Winterville Plantation, Maine|Winterville Plantation]] (Aroostook Co.)  
*Coplin Plantation (Franklin Co.)  
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*[[Coplin Plantation, Maine|Coplin Plantation]] (Franklin Co.)  
*Dallas Plantation (Franklin Co.)  
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*[[Dallas Plantation, Maine|Dallas Plantation]] (Franklin Co.)  
*Rangeley Plantation (Franklin Co.)  
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*[[Rangeley Plantation, Maine|Rangeley Plantation]] (Franklin Co.)  
*Sandy River Plantation (Franklin Co.)  
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*[[Sandy River Plantation, Maine|Sandy River Plantation]] (Franklin Co.)  
*Matinicus* (Knox Co.)  
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*[[Matinicus, Maine|Matinicus]]* (Knox Co.)  
*Monhegan* (Lincoln Co.)
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*[[Monhegan, Maine|Monhegan]]* (Lincoln Co.)
  
 
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*Lincoln Plantation (Oxford Co.)  
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*[[Lincoln Plantation, Maine|Lincoln Plantation]] (Oxford Co.)  
*Magalloway Plantation (Oxford Co.)  
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*[[Magalloway Plantation, Maine|Magalloway Plantation]] (Oxford Co.)  
*Carroll Plantation (Penobscot Co.)  
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*[[Carroll Plantation, Maine|Carroll Plantation]] (Penobscot Co.)  
*Drew Plantation (Penobscot Co.)  
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*[[Drew Plantation, Maine|Drew Plantation]] (Penobscot Co.)  
*Seboeis Plantation (Penobscot Co.)  
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*[[Seboeis Plantation, Maine|Seboeis Plantation]] (Penobscot Co.)  
*Webster Plantation (Penobscot Co.)  
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*[[Webster Plantation, Maine|Webster Plantation]] (Penobscot Co.)  
*Kingsbury Plantation (Piscataquis Co.)  
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*[[Kingsbury Plantation, Maine|Kingsbury Plantation]] (Piscataquis Co.)  
*Lake View Plantation (Piscataquis Co.)  
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*[[Lake View Plantation, Maine|Lake View Plantation]] (Piscataquis Co.)  
*Brighton Plantation (Somerset Co.)  
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*[[Brighton Plantation, Maine|Brighton Plantation]] (Somerset Co.)  
*Dennistown* (Somerset Co.)  
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*[[Dennistown, Maine|Dennistown]]* (Somerset Co.)  
*Highland Plantation (Somerset Co.)  
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*[[Highland Plantation, Maine|Highland Plantation]] (Somerset Co.)  
*Pleasant Ridge Plantation (Somerset Co.)  
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*[[Pleasant Ridge Plantation, Maine|Pleasant Ridge Plantation]] (Somerset Co.)  
*The Forks Plantation (Somerset Co.)  
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*[[The Forks Plantation, Maine|The Forks Plantation]] (Somerset Co.)  
*West Forks* (Somerset Co.)  
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*[[West Forks, Maine|West Forks]]* (Somerset Co.)  
*Baring Plantation (Washington Co.)  
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*[[Baring Plantation, Maine|Baring Plantation]] (Washington Co.)  
*Codyville Plantation (Washington Co.)  
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*[[Codyville Plantation, Maine|Codyville Plantation]] (Washington Co.)  
*Grand Lake Stream* (Washington Co.)
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*[[Grand Lake Stream, Maine|Grand Lake Stream]]* (Washington Co.)
  
 
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<nowiki>*</nowiki>Maine plantations normally referenced without using that descriptor.<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_plantations_in_Maine List of plantations in Maine] in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' (accessed 1 March 2013).</ref>  
 
<nowiki>*</nowiki>Maine plantations normally referenced without using that descriptor.<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_plantations_in_Maine List of plantations in Maine] in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' (accessed 1 March 2013).</ref>  
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=== Discontinued Maine Plantations  ===
  
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*Abbotstown Plantation (Franklin Co.) became [[Temple, Maine]] in 1803.<ref name="CCTPM67">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), 67. [{{CCTPM}} Digital copy].</ref>
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*Allagash Plantation (Aroostook Co.) created 1885; repealed 1933; became [[Allagash, Maine]] in 1978.<ref name="CCTPM67" /> <ref>Leclerc, 127.</ref>
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*Alva Plantation (Aroostook Co.) created 1862; became [[Blaine, Maine]] in 1874.<ref name="CCTPM67" />
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*Andover North Surplus Plantation (Oxford Co.) created 1840.<ref name="CCTPM67" />
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*Annsburg Plantation (Washington Co.) created 1841; became [[Deblois, Maine]] in 1852.<ref name="CCTPM67" />
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*Appleton Plantation (Knox Co.) became [[Appleton, Maine]] in 1829.<ref name="CCTPM67" />
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*Appleton Ridge Plantation (Knox Co.) see Appleton Plantation.<ref name="CCTPM67" />
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*Argyle Plantation (Penobscot Co.) set off east part as [[Argyle, Maine]] in 1839; set off part to [[Old Town, Maine]] in 1843; became [[Alton, Maine]] in 1844.<ref name="CCTPM67" />
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*Bachelder's Grant Plantation (Oxford County) became part of [[Stoneham, Maine]] in 1834.<ref name="CCTPM67" />
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*Bakerstown Plantation (Androscoggin County) existed 1779 as an area of [[Poland, Maine]].<ref name="CCTPM67" />
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*Ballstown Plantation (Lincoln County) set off east part as [[Jefferson, Maine]] in 1807; became [[Whitefield, Maine]] in 1809.<ref name="CCTPM67" />
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*Bancroft Plantation (Aroostook County) created 1840; became [[Bancroft, Maine]] in 1889.<ref name="CCTPM67" />
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*Barker Plantation (Aroostook County) created part of Nichols Academy Grant in 1853.<ref name="CCTPM67" />
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*Barnard Plantation (Piscataquis County) created 1895.<ref name="CCTPM67" />
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*Barretstown Plantation (Knox County) became [[Hope, Maine]] in 1804.<ref name="CCTPM67" />
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*Beaverhill Plantation (Waldo Co.) became [[Freedom, Maine]] in 1803.<ref name="CCTPM68">''Counties, cities, towns, and plantations of Maine'', 68.</ref>
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*Belfast Academy Grant Plantation (Aroostook Co.) created 1840?; became [[Ludlow, Maine]] in 1864.<ref name="CCTPM68" />
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*Benedicta Plantation (Aroostook Co.) created 1840 in T2 R5 and north half of T1 R5 (aka Golden Ridge, or Silver Ridge). Also, created 1860 from west half of T2 R5 and became [[Benedicta, Maine]] in 1873.<ref name="CCTPM68" />
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*Big Lake Plantation (Washington Co.) created 1840? or 1841? (aka Grand Lake Stream, Hinkley, Number 3 R1, and Number 21).<ref name="CCTPM68" />
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*Bigelow Plantation (Somerset Co.) created 1870, became [[Bigelow, Maine]] in 1895; surrendered incorporation 1940.<ref name="CCTPM68" />
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*Blakesburg Plantation (Penobscot Co.) created 1824?; became [[Bradford, Maine]] in 1831.<ref name="CCTPM68" />
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*Bloomfield Plantation (Franklin Co.) created 1841 (aka Copelin, Coplin, Jackson).<ref name="CCTPM68" />
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*Blue Hill Bay Plantation (Hancock Co.) became [[Blue Hill, Maine]] in 1789.<ref name="CCTPM68" />
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*Bostwick Plantation (Oxford Co.) became [[Newry, Maine]] in 1805.
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*Bowerbank Plantation (Piscataquis Co.) created 1888 and 1895; became [[Bowerbank, Maine]] in 1907.<ref name="CCTPM68" />
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*Bridgewater Plantation ( Co.) created 1844
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*Cambden
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*Daigle
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*E Plantation
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*Fairfield
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*Gardinerstown
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*Hamlin
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*Independence
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*Jackman
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*Katahdin Iron Works Plantation
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*Little River Plantation (Franklin Co.) became [[Freeman, Maine|Freeman]] 1808; incorporation surrendered 1937, now Freeman Township
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*Milton Plantation (Oxford Co.) discontinued 1944, now Milton Township
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*Number 1 Plantation (Franklin Co.) became [[Temple, Maine]] in 1803.
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*Number 6 Plantation (Franklin Co.) became [[Berlin, Maine|Berlin]] 1824; incorporation repealed 1842, now Township 6 North of Weld
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*Oakfield
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*Page's Mills Plantation
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*Rangeley
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*Saint Francis Plantation
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*Talmadge
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*Unity Plantation (Franklin Co.) became [[New Sharon, Maine]] in 1794.
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*Van Buren
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*Wade
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United States Gotoarrow.png Maine Gotoarrow.png Maine plantations

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]

Discontinued Maine Plantations

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  • Bachelder's Grant Plantation (Oxford County) became part of Stoneham, Maine in 1834.[3]
  • Bakerstown Plantation (Androscoggin County) existed 1779 as an area of Poland, Maine.[3]
  • Ballstown Plantation (Lincoln County) set off east part as Jefferson, Maine in 1807; became Whitefield, Maine in 1809.[3]
  • Bancroft Plantation (Aroostook County) created 1840; became Bancroft, Maine in 1889.[3]
  • Barker Plantation (Aroostook County) created part of Nichols Academy Grant in 1853.[3]
  • Barnard Plantation (Piscataquis County) created 1895.[3]
  • Barretstown Plantation (Knox County) became Hope, Maine in 1804.[3]
  • Beaverhill Plantation (Waldo Co.) became Freedom, Maine in 1803.[5]
  • Belfast Academy Grant Plantation (Aroostook Co.) created 1840?; became Ludlow, Maine in 1864.[5]
  • Benedicta Plantation (Aroostook Co.) created 1840 in T2 R5 and north half of T1 R5 (aka Golden Ridge, or Silver Ridge). Also, created 1860 from west half of T2 R5 and became Benedicta, Maine in 1873.[5]
  • Big Lake Plantation (Washington Co.) created 1840? or 1841? (aka Grand Lake Stream, Hinkley, Number 3 R1, and Number 21).[5]
  • Bigelow Plantation (Somerset Co.) created 1870, became Bigelow, Maine in 1895; surrendered incorporation 1940.[5]
  • Blakesburg Plantation (Penobscot Co.) created 1824?; became Bradford, Maine in 1831.[5]
  • Bloomfield Plantation (Franklin Co.) created 1841 (aka Copelin, Coplin, Jackson).[5]
  • Blue Hill Bay Plantation (Hancock Co.) became Blue Hill, Maine in 1789.[5]
  • Bostwick Plantation (Oxford Co.) became Newry, Maine in 1805.
  • Bowerbank Plantation (Piscataquis Co.) created 1888 and 1895; became Bowerbank, Maine in 1907.[5]
  • Bridgewater Plantation ( Co.) created 1844

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  • Katahdin Iron Works Plantation

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  • Little River Plantation (Franklin Co.) became Freeman 1808; incorporation surrendered 1937, now Freeman Township

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  • Milton Plantation (Oxford Co.) discontinued 1944, now Milton Township

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  • Number 1 Plantation (Franklin Co.) became Temple, Maine in 1803.
  • Number 6 Plantation (Franklin Co.) became Berlin 1824; incorporation repealed 1842, now Township 6 North of Weld

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  • Page's Mills Plantation

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References

  1. Michael J. Leclerc, Genealogist's Handbook for New England Research. (Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2012), 126. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL book 974 D27g 2012
  2. List of plantations in Maine in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia (accessed 1 March 2013).
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 3.12 3.13 3.14 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), 67. Digital copy.
  4. Leclerc, 127.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.7 5.8 Counties, cities, towns, and plantations of Maine, 68.