Rockabema Plantation, Maine

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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Maine]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Aroostook County, Maine|Aroostook]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Rockabema Plantation'''<br><br>'''Rockabema Plantation''' is an extinct former mega-plantation in the forests on the southeast edge of the Central Aroostook townships of Aroostook County. Rockabema Plantation was formed from T6&nbsp;R5 WELS (Moro), T7 R5 WELS, and the northwest quarter of T6&nbsp;R4 WELS (Merrill) in 1846. A reduced Rockabema was reorganized when the northwest quarter of T6 R4 WELS was set off in 1855. In 1859 Maine abolished mega-plantations. Therefore, Rockabema Plantation was further reduced and reorganized from just the former Township Number 6 Fifth Range West of the Easterly Line of the State (T6&nbsp;R4&nbsp;WELS) in 1860. This smaller Rockabema Plantation had its name changed to the Plantation of [[Moro, Maine|Moro]] in 1870.<ref name="MHRSP82">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), 82 (digital p. 91). A digital version is available via {{FHL|283056|item|disp=a link in the FHL Catalog}}.</ref>  
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Maine]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Aroostook County, Maine|Aroostook]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Rockabema Plantation'''<br><br>'''Rockabema Plantation''' is an extinct former mega-plantation in the forests on the southeast edge of the Central Aroostook townships of Aroostook County. Rockabema Plantation was formed from T6&nbsp;R5 WELS (Moro), T7 R5 WELS, and the northwest quarter of T6&nbsp;R4 WELS (Merrill) in 1846. A reduced Rockabema was reorganized when the northwest quarter of T6 R4 WELS was set off in 1855; in 1858 that piece became part of the newly organized Merrill Plantation. In 1859 Maine abolished mega-plantations. Therefore, Rockabema Plantation was further reduced and reorganized from just the former Township Number 6 Fifth Range West of the Easterly Line of the State (T6&nbsp;R4&nbsp;WELS) in 1860. This smaller Rockabema Plantation had its name changed to the Plantation of [[Moro, Maine|Moro]] in 1870.<ref name="MHRSP82">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), 82 (digital p. 91). A digital version is available via {{FHL|283056|item|disp=a link in the FHL Catalog}}.</ref>  
  
 
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United States Gotoarrow.png Maine Gotoarrow.png Aroostook Gotoarrow.png Rockabema Plantation

Rockabema Plantation is an extinct former mega-plantation in the forests on the southeast edge of the Central Aroostook townships of Aroostook County. Rockabema Plantation was formed from T6 R5 WELS (Moro), T7 R5 WELS, and the northwest quarter of T6 R4 WELS (Merrill) in 1846. A reduced Rockabema was reorganized when the northwest quarter of T6 R4 WELS was set off in 1855; in 1858 that piece became part of the newly organized Merrill Plantation. In 1859 Maine abolished mega-plantations. Therefore, Rockabema Plantation was further reduced and reorganized from just the former Township Number 6 Fifth Range West of the Easterly Line of the State (T6 R4 WELS) in 1860. This smaller Rockabema Plantation had its name changed to the Plantation of Moro in 1870.[1]

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Adjacent towns: Aroostook Co.: Dyer Brook | Hersey | Merrill | Township 7 R5 | Township 8 R5 | Webbertown Township | Saint Croix Township | Penobscot Co.: Mount Chase | Township 6 R6 | Township 7 R6 | Township 8 R6

References

  1. 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), 82 (digital p. 91). A digital version is available via a link in the FHL Catalog.