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Unorganized territory.  In Maine a township is an unorganized territory roughly the size of a town, but usually with a relatively smaller population.

Fewer records.  No town meetings are held, and no town meeting minutes are kept in townships. It would be unusual for a township to have its own record keeper. The township's county should have the townships land records. Nearby towns in the county also may  keep a few historical facts about people who live in neighboring townships.

Changes in status.  Townships can decide to organize into a town government, or a plantation. Also, from time to time, towns may choose to become townships. If a former town has a declining population, and its citizens decide to discontinue as a town, they stop holding town meetings and the former town's records are usually transferred to a nearby functioning town.

Names.  Some townships have names such as • Fletchers Landing, • Big W, or • Unity Township. Other townships are known more by their numbers such as • Township 4 R17 West of the Easterly Line of the State, • Township 37 Middle Division, or • Township 6 North of Weld.

Other unorganized territories  similar to townships in Maine include gores, grants,

Statistics.  Maine has


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