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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Maine]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Franklin County''' <br> 
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Maine Genealogy|Maine]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Franklin County'''  
  
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Guide to '''Franklin County, Maine ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
[[Image:Me-franklin.png|thumb|right|300px|Me-franklin.png]]  
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{{Click|Image:ME_ORP.png|Maine Online Genealogy Records}}{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Franklin County
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| county_map = Me-franklin.png
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| state = Maine
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| founded year = 1838
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| founded date = March 20
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| seat = [[Farmington, Maine|Farmington]]
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| building image = Franklin-County-Courthouse.jpg
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| building address = Franklin County Courthouse<br> 38 Main Street<br>Farmington, ME 04938<br>Phone: 207.778.6614<br>[http://www.county-clerk.net/countyclerk.asp?state=Maine&county=Franklin '''Franklin County Website'''] }}
  
== County Clerk  ==
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=== County Clerk  ===
  
[[Image:Franklin-County-Courthouse.jpg|thumb]]
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'''''Town clerks&nbsp;''''' have birth, marriage, death and burial records. '''''Clerk Superior Court&nbsp;''''' has divorce records from 1852 and court records. '''''Register of Deeds&nbsp;''''' has land records. '''''Probate Judge&nbsp;''''' has probate records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 304, Franklin County, Maine. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
[http://www.county-clerk.net/countyclerk.asp?state=Maine&county=Franklin Franklin County Courthouse]<br>38 Main Street<br>Farmington, ME 04938<br>Phone: 207.778.6614<br><br>Town Clerks have birth, marriage, death and burial records.<br>Clerk Superior Court has divorce records from 1852 <br>and court records. <br>Register of deeds has land records.<br>Probate Judge has probate records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Franklin County, Maine page 304, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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=== History  ===
 
 
== History  ==
 
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
Created 20 March 1838 from parts of [[Cumberland County, Maine|Cumberland]], [[Oxford County, Maine|Oxford]], [[Kennebec County, Maine|Kennebec]] and [[Somerset County, Maine|Somerset]] counties <ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;referer=brief_results ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>  
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Created 20 March 1838 from parts of [[Cumberland County, Maine Genealogy|Cumberland]], [[Oxford County, Maine Genealogy|Oxford]], [[Kennebec County, Maine Genealogy|Kennebec]] and [[Somerset County, Maine Genealogy|Somerset]] counties <ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092referer=brief_results ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
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== Places / Localities  ==
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=== Places / Localities  ===
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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{{MEFranklinCoTownsMap}}'''Towns'''
  
===== Towns  =====
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*Avon  
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*[[Avon, Maine|Avon]]
*Carrabassett Valley  
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*[[Carrabassett Valley, Maine|Carrabassett Valley]]
*Carthage  
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*[[Carthage, Maine|Carthage]]
*Chesterville  
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*[[Chesterville, Maine|Chesterville]]
*Eustis  
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*[[Eustis, Maine|Eustis]]
 
*[[Farmington, Maine|Farmington]]
 
*[[Farmington, Maine|Farmington]]
  
 
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*Industry  
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*[[Industry, Maine|Industry]]
*Jay  
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*[[Jay, Maine|Jay]]
*Kingfield  
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*[[Kingfield, Maine|Kingfield]]
*New Sharon  
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*[[New Sharon, Maine|New Sharon]]
*New Vineyard  
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*[[New Vineyard, Maine|New Vineyard]]
*Phillips
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*[[Phillips, Maine|Phillips]]
  
 
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*Rangeley  
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*[[Rangeley, Maine|Rangeley]]
*Strong  
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*[[Strong, Maine|Strong]]
*Temple  
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*[[Temple, Maine|Temple]]
*Weld  
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*[[Weld, Maine|Weld]]
*Wilton
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*[[Wilton, Maine|Wilton]]
  
 
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===== Plantations =====
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'''Plantations:&nbsp;''' {{Nowrap|{{AutoLink|Coplin Plantation, Maine|Coplin Plantation}} {{!}}}} {{Nowrap|{{AutoLink|Dallas Plantation, Maine|Dallas Plantation}} {{!}}}} {{Nowrap|{{AutoLink|Rangeley Plantation, Maine|Rangeley Plantation}} {{!}}}} {{Nowrap|{{AutoLink|Sandy River Plantation, Maine|Sandy River Plantation}}}}. &nbsp;For further details see [[Maine plantations]].
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'''Extinct Towns and Plantations:'''<ref>Before an extinct town (or plantation) was discontinued, it created official town records of interest to genealogists. For preservation these records were usually turned over to a nearby functioning town in the same county.</ref> &nbsp;{{Nowrap|{{AutoLink|Berlin, Maine|Berlin}} {{!}}}} {{Nowrap|{{AutoLink|Bloomfield Plantation, Maine|Bloomfield&nbsp;Plantation}} {{!}}}} {{Nowrap|{{AutoLink|Freeman, Maine|Freeman}} {{!}}}} {{Nowrap|{{AutoLink|Greenvale Plantation, Maine|Greenvale Plantation}} {{!}}}} {{Nowrap|{{AutoLink|Jackson Plantation, Maine|Jackson Plantation}} {{!}}}} {{Nowrap|{{AutoLink|Jerusalem Plantation, Maine|Jerusalem Plantation}} {{!}}}} {{Nowrap|{{AutoLink|Lang Plantation, Maine|Lang&nbsp;Plantation}} {{!}}}} {{Nowrap|{{AutoLink|Letter E Plantation, Maine|Letter E Plantation}} {{!}}}} {{Nowrap|{{AutoLink|Little River Plantation, Maine|Little River Plantation}} {{!}}}} {{Nowrap|{{AutoLink|Madrid, Maine|Madrid}} {{!}}}} {{Nowrap|{{AutoLink|Number 6 Plantation, Maine|Number&nbsp;6&nbsp;Plantation}} {{!}}}} {{Nowrap|{{AutoLink|Perkins Plantation, Maine|Perkins Plantation}} {{!}}}} {{Nowrap|{{AutoLink|Salem, Maine|Salem}} {{!}}}} {{Nowrap|{{AutoLink|Washington Plantation, Maine|Washington Plantation}} {{!}}}} {{Nowrap|{{AutoLink|Wyman Township, Maine|Wyman Township}}}}<ref>Michael J. Leclerc, ''Genealogist's Handbook for New England Research'', 5th ed. (Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2012), 97. {{WorldCat|779626228|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1967587|item|disp=FHL Book 974 D27g 2012}}.</ref>
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'''Unorganized territories.&nbsp;''' For further details see [[Maine Townships]].
  
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*'''''East Central Franklin'''''
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**[[Freeman, Maine|Freeman]] (aka Little River Plantation)
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**[[Salem, Maine|Salem]]
*Coplin
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**[[Madrid, Maine|Madrid]]
*Dallas
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**Twp 4 R1 Bingham's Kennebec Pur. W. of the Kennebec Riv. (Mt. Abram)
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**Township 1 R2 West of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase (Redington)
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*'''''North Franklin'''''
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**Township 2 R3 West of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase ({{AutoLink|Lang Plantation, Maine|Lang}})
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**Township 3 R3 West of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase (Davis)
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**Township 2 R4 West of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase (Tim Pond)
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**Township 3 R4 West of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase (Stetsontown)
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**Township 1 R5 West of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase (Jim Pond)
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**Township 2 R5 West of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase (Alder Stream)
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**Township 3 R5 West of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase (Seven Ponds)
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**Township 1 R6 West of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase (Kibby)
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**Township 2 R6 West of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase (Chain of Ponds)
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**Township 3 R6 West of Bingham's Kennebec Pur. (Massachusetts Gore)
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**Township 1 R7 West of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase (Skinner)
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**Township 2 R7 West of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase (Merrill Strip)
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**Gore N. of Twp 2 &amp; 3 R6 W. of Bingham's Kennebec Pur. (Coburn Gore)
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**Township 1 R8 West of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase (Lowelltown)
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**Township 2 R8 West of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase (Beattie)
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**Gore N. of Twp 1 R8 West of Bingham's Kennebec Pur. (Gorham Gore)
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*'''''South Franklin'''''
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**{{AutoLink|Washington Plantation, Maine|Washington Township}}
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**[[Perkins Plantation, Maine|Perkins Township]]
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*'''''West Central Franklin'''''
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**[[Berlin, Maine|Township 6 North of Weld ]] (Berlin or Number 6 Plantation)
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**{{AutoLink|Letter E Plantation, Maine|Township E}} (Letter E Plantation)
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**Township D
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*'''''Wyman'''''
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**Township 4 R3 Bingham's Kennebec Purchase West of the Kennebec River ([[Wyman Township, Maine|Wyman]]) formerly part of the extinct [[Bloomfield Plantation, Maine|Bloomfield Plantation]], and part of the extinct [[Jackson Plantation, Maine|Jackson Plantation]].
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'''Communities''' &nbsp; • Chisholm &nbsp; • [[Dryden, Maine|Dryden]] &nbsp; • Farmington &nbsp; • [[Oquossoc, Maine|Oquossoc]] &nbsp; • Wilton
  
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'''Neighboring Counties:&nbsp;''' [[Androscoggin County, Maine Genealogy|Androscoggin]] | [[Kennebec County, Maine Genealogy|Kennebec]] | [[Oxford County, Maine Genealogy|Oxford]] | [[Somerset County, Maine Genealogy|Somerset]] | Quebec counties: [[Frontenac County, Quebec|Frontenac County]]
*Rangeley
 
  
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=== Resources  ===
*Sandy River
 
  
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==== Cemeteries  ====
  
===== Unorganized territories  =====
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*'''1676-1918''' - {{RecordSearch|1985567|Maine, Veterans Cemetery Records, 1676-1918}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1780-1999''' - {{RecordSearch|2242146|Maine, J. Gary Nichols Cemetery Collection, ca. 1780-1999}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
  
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
*East Central Franklin  
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
*North Franklin
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://findagrave.org/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=23&GScnty=1214&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|418091|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=23&CScnty=1214 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~meandrhs/census/resources/franklin/ USGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Franklin+Maine&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Maine&county=Franklin&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/me/franklin/mefrank.html USGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwtombstones.org/maine/franklin.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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<br> '''Avon Valley Road Cemetery'''
  
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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.
*South Franklin
 
*West Central Franklin
 
  
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'''Day Mountain Cemetery'''
*Wyman
 
  
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Located on Day Mountain Road near Avon/Temple Line. In Terrible Condition No Roads in to it. Must Hike About 2 1/2 Miles
  
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'''Knott Burial Plot'''
  
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On the left North of the Townhouse 1.4 miles South of Phillips Townline
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*Chisholm
 
  
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'''Mile Square Cemetery'''
*Farmington
 
  
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Dates after 1986 taken from Franklin Journal
*Wilton
 
  
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'''Mount Blue Cemetery'''
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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Going North on Route #4 Take Left at Town House. Go 1.8 Miles Up The Hill. Cemetery On Left in Good Condition
  
[[Androscoggin County, Maine|Androscoggin]] | [[Kennebec County, Maine|Kennebec]] | [[Oxford County, Maine|Oxford]] | [[Somerset County, Maine|Somerset]] | [[Frontenac County, Quebec|Frontenac County]], Quebec
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'''Pease-Thompson Cemetery'''
  
== Resources  ==
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Located On Route #4 Just South Of The Town House
  
=== Cemeteries  ===
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'''Spinney Cementery'''
  
==== Avon Valley Road Cemetery ====
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Cemetery located on State Route 4 about 1 mile West of the Strong Town line.
  
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.
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'''Sprague-Howland Cemetery'''
  
==== Day Mountain Cemetery ====
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Leave Phillips On Route #149 South Toward Strong, Maine. Go 2.6 Miles, Cemetery Down Over the Banking On Right. In Pasture of "Old Voter Farm"
  
Located on Day Mountain Road near Avon/Temple Line<br>In Terrible Condition No Roads in to it.<br>Must Hike About 2 1/2 Miles
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'''Carthage Cemetery'''
  
==== Knott Burial Plot  ====
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Leave Weld Village heading toward Carthage. Go about 3 miles to Podunk Pond Rd. Take this Rd. for about 3 miles onto Storer Hill. The Cemetery is on the left.
  
On the left North of the Townhouse 1.4 miles South of Phillips Townline
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'''Storer Hill Cemetery'''
  
==== Mile Square Cemetery ====
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Leave Weld Village heading toward Carthage. Go about 3 miles toPodunk Pond Rd. Take this Rd. ofr about 1.5 miles onto Storer Hill. The Cemetery is on the left at the crest of the hill. Old fencing around cemetery.
  
Dates after 1986 taken from Franklin Journal
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'''Tainter Corner Cemetery'''
  
==== MT. Blue Cemetery  ====
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The Cemetery is located off Route 2 west of Wilton toward the Village of East Dixfield. Three (3) miles out of the East Dixfield toward Rumford is the Town Line between Wilton &amp; Carthage. One (1) mile beyond the town line marker is a right turn. Take this turn - cemetery is located just a short distance on the right. Somewhat overgrown with stones broken and down. Old house beyond cemetery was onece the Tainter Corner Post Office.  
  
Going North on Route #4 Take Left at Town House<br>Go 1.8 Miles Up The Hill. Cemetery On Left in Good Condition
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'''Newman Cemetery'''
  
==== Pease-Thompson Cemetery ====
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'''Berry Mills Cemetery'''
  
Located On Route #4 Just South Of The Town House
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==== Church Records  ====
  
==== Spinney Cementery  ====
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{{ME Church Intro}}
  
Cemetery located on State Route 4<br>about 1 mile West of the Strong Town line.
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==== Court Records  ====
  
==== Sprague-Howland Cemetery  ====
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*'''1718-1957''' - {{RecordSearch|1877829|Maine, State Archive Collections, 1718-1957}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
Leave Phillips On Route #149 South Toward Strong, Maine<br>Go 2.6 Miles, Cemetery Down Over the Banking On Right<br>In Pasture of "Old Voter Farm"
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==== Emigration and Immigration ====
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*'''1837 - 1965''' - {{RecordSearch|2303027|Maine & Massachusetts Case Files of Deceased and Deserted Seamen 1837-1965}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - images
  
Carthage Cementery
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==== Gazetteers  ====
  
Leave Weld Village heading toward Carthage. Go about 3 miles t<br>Podunk Pond Rd. Take this Rd. for about 3 miles onto Storer Hill.<br>The Cemetery is on the left.<br>
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==== Land and Property  ====
  
==== Storer Hill Cemetery  ====
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{{ME Land Intro}}
  
Leave Weld Village heading toward Carthage. Go about 3 miles t<br>Podunk Pond Rd. Take this Rd. ofr about 1.5 miles onto Storer Hill.<br>The Cemetery is on the left at the crest of the hill.<br>Old fencing around cemetery.  
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*'''1718-1957''' - {{RecordSearch|1877829|Maine, State Archive Collections, 1718-1957}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
==== Tainter Corner Cemetery ====
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==== History ====
  
The Cemetery is located off Route 2 west of<br>Wilton toward the Village of East Dixfield. Three (3) miles<br>out of the East Dixfield toward Rumford is the Town Line between<br>Wilton &amp; Carthage. One (1) mile beyond the town line marker is a<br>right turn. Take this turn - cemetery is located just a short <br>distance on the right. Somewhat overgrown with stones broken and<br>down. Old house beyond cemetery was onece the Tainter Corner<br>Post Office.
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{{ME History Intro}}
  
==== Newman Cemetery ====
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==== Maps ====
  
==== Berry Mills Cemetery ====
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==== Military Records ====
  
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*'''1676 - 1918''' - {{RecordSearch|1985567|Maine, Veterans Cemetery Records, 1676-1918}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1718 - 1957''' - {{RecordSearch|1877829|Maine, State Archive Collections, 1718-1957}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
Church
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===== Revolutionary War =====
  
==== Court  ====
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*'''1835 - 1838''' - {{RecordSearch|1881491|Maine Revolutionary War Bounty Land Applications 1835-1838}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — images
  
==== Gazetteers ====
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===== Civil War =====
  
==== Land  ====
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{{VAciv}}
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:- [[1st Regiment, Maine Cavalry|1st Regiment, Maine Cavalry]]
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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''Online Records''
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*'''1962 - 1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1881486|Maine, Civil War Enlistment Papers, 1862-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
==== Maps  ====
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==== Naturalization ====
  
==== Military  ====
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*'''1718-1957''' - {{RecordSearch|1877829|Maine, State Archive Collections, 1718-1957}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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[http://www.genealogybank.com/gbnk/newspapers/explore/USA/Maine/ Maine Newspaper Archive]. Indexes free; Digital page images&nbsp;$ ([http://www.genealogybank.com/gbnk/ 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.  
 
[http://www.genealogybank.com/gbnk/newspapers/explore/USA/Maine/ Maine Newspaper Archive]. Indexes free; Digital page images&nbsp;$ ([http://www.genealogybank.com/gbnk/ 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.  
  
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[[Image:Dark thin font green pin Version 4.png|left|32px|Dark thin font green pin Version 4.png]] 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. <br> <br>
  
Tip:&nbsp;early Maine newspapers routinely reported on news, obituaries, births, marriages etc. from around the state. Be sure to search the indexes for all&nbsp;Maine&nbsp;newspapers to find your target ancestor.
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{{ME Newspaper abstracts|Franklin}}
  
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==== Probate Records  ====
  
==== Probate ====
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{{ME Probate Intro|Franklin}}
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'''Online Probate Records'''
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*'''1584 – 1999''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8994 Maine Wills and Probate Records 1584-1999] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — images and index $
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{ME Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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{{ME Vital Intro}}
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=== Societies and Libraries  ===
  
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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*[[Farmington Maine Family History Center]]
 
*[[Farmington Maine Family History Center]]
  
== Web Sites  ==
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=== Web Sites  ===
  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mefrankl/start.htm The Franklin County MEGenWeb Project], an member of [[MEGenWeb|The MEGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mefrankl/start.htm The Franklin County MEGenWeb Project], an member of [[MEGenWeb|The MEGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/me/franklin/mefrank.html The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Franklin County  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/me/franklin/mefrank.html The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Franklin County  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/me/franklin/mefrank.html The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Franklin County (backup site)  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/me/franklin/mefrank.html The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Franklin County (backup site)  
*{{FHL|Maine%2C+Franklin|subject|disp=FamilySearch.org}} Family History Library catalog for Franklin County  
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*{{FHL|Maine%2C+Franklin|subject|disp=FamilySearch.org}} FamilySearch Catalog for Franklin County  
*[http://maine-genealogy.com/Franklin-County-Genealogy.htm Franklin County Genealogy] (Maine Genealogy)
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/ME/Franklin-County.htm Franklin County Genealogy] (Maine Genealogy)
  
== References  ==
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=== References  ===
  
 
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[[Category:Franklin_County,_Maine]]
 
[[Category:Franklin_County,_Maine]]

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Guide to Franklin County, Maine ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.


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Franklin County, Maine
Map
Map of Maine highlighting Franklin County
Location in the state of Maine
Facts
Founded March 20, 1838
County Seat Farmington
Courthouse
Franklin-County-Courthouse.jpg
Address Franklin County Courthouse
38 Main Street
Farmington, ME 04938
Phone: 207.778.6614
Franklin County Website


County Clerk

Town clerks  have birth, marriage, death and burial records. Clerk Superior Court  has divorce records from 1852 and court records. Register of Deeds  has land records. Probate Judge  has probate records. [1]

History

Parent County

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

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Places / Localities

Towns

Plantations:  Coplin Plantation | Dallas Plantation | Rangeley Plantation | Sandy River Plantation.  For further details see Maine plantations.

Extinct Towns and Plantations:[2]  Berlin | Bloomfield Plantation | Freeman | Greenvale Plantation | Jackson Plantation | Jerusalem Plantation | Lang Plantation | Letter E Plantation | Little River Plantation | Madrid | Number 6 Plantation | Perkins Plantation | Salem | Washington Plantation | Wyman Township[3]

Unorganized territories.  For further details see Maine Townships.

  • East Central Franklin
    • Freeman (aka Little River Plantation)
    • Salem
    • Madrid
    • Twp 4 R1 Bingham's Kennebec Pur. W. of the Kennebec Riv. (Mt. Abram)
    • Township 1 R2 West of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase (Redington)
  • North Franklin
    • Township 2 R3 West of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase (Lang)
    • Township 3 R3 West of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase (Davis)
    • Township 2 R4 West of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase (Tim Pond)
    • Township 3 R4 West of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase (Stetsontown)
    • Township 1 R5 West of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase (Jim Pond)
    • Township 2 R5 West of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase (Alder Stream)
    • Township 3 R5 West of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase (Seven Ponds)
    • Township 1 R6 West of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase (Kibby)
    • Township 2 R6 West of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase (Chain of Ponds)
    • Township 3 R6 West of Bingham's Kennebec Pur. (Massachusetts Gore)
    • Township 1 R7 West of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase (Skinner)
    • Township 2 R7 West of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase (Merrill Strip)
    • Gore N. of Twp 2 & 3 R6 W. of Bingham's Kennebec Pur. (Coburn Gore)
    • Township 1 R8 West of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase (Lowelltown)
    • Township 2 R8 West of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase (Beattie)
    • Gore N. of Twp 1 R8 West of Bingham's Kennebec Pur. (Gorham Gore)
  • South Franklin
  • West Central Franklin
  • Wyman

Communities   • Chisholm   • Dryden   • Farmington   • Oquossoc   • Wilton

Neighboring Counties:  Androscoggin | Kennebec | Oxford | Somerset | Quebec counties: Frontenac County

Resources

Cemeteries

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
USGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
USGenWeb Archives
Tombstone Project
Billion Graves
See Kansas Cemeteries for more information.


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

Mile Square Cemetery

Dates after 1986 taken from Franklin Journal

Mount Blue Cemetery

Going North on Route #4 Take Left at Town House. Go 1.8 Miles Up The Hill. Cemetery On Left in Good Condition

Pease-Thompson Cemetery

Located On Route #4 Just South Of The Town House

Spinney Cementery

Cemetery located on State Route 4 about 1 mile West of the Strong Town line.

Sprague-Howland Cemetery

Leave Phillips On Route #149 South Toward Strong, Maine. Go 2.6 Miles, Cemetery Down Over the Banking On Right. In Pasture of "Old Voter Farm"

Carthage Cemetery

Leave Weld Village heading toward Carthage. Go about 3 miles to Podunk Pond Rd. Take this Rd. for about 3 miles onto Storer Hill. The Cemetery is on the left.

Storer Hill Cemetery

Leave Weld Village heading toward Carthage. Go about 3 miles toPodunk Pond Rd. Take this Rd. ofr about 1.5 miles onto Storer Hill. The Cemetery is on the left at the crest of the hill. Old fencing around cemetery.

Tainter Corner Cemetery

The Cemetery is located off Route 2 west of Wilton toward the Village of East Dixfield. Three (3) miles out of the East Dixfield toward Rumford is the Town Line between Wilton & Carthage. One (1) mile beyond the town line marker is a right turn. Take this turn - cemetery is located just a short distance on the right. Somewhat overgrown with stones broken and down. Old house beyond cemetery was onece the Tainter Corner Post Office.

Newman Cemetery

Berry Mills Cemetery

Church Records

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Maine denominations, view the Maine Church Records wiki page.

Court Records

Emigration and Immigration

Gazetteers

Land and Property

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Maine Land and Property for additional information about early Maine land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse and where records are currently housed.

History

Local histories are available for Franklin County, Maine Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Maine Local Histories.

Maps

Military Records

Revolutionary War
Civil War

Regiments. Service men in Franklin County, Maine Genealogy served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Franklin County, Maine Genealogy:

- 1st Regiment, Maine Cavalry

Online Records

Naturalization

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.

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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.

Finding More Maine Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Franklin County, Maine Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

Probate Records

Online Probate Records

Taxation

Maine tax records complement land records and can be used to supplement the years between censuses. There may be gaps of several years in the records.

Vital Records

In Maine, vital records are kept by town clerks or selectmen. Although some towns have existed since the 1650s, most vital records date from about 1700. The vital statistics are often arranged by family. For more information, see the Wiki page for the town and the Wiki page, Maine Vital Records.


Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See Family History Center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.


Web Sites

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 304, Franklin County, Maine. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "HBG" defined multiple times with different content
  2. Before an extinct town (or plantation) was discontinued, it created official town records of interest to genealogists. For preservation these records were usually turned over to a nearby functioning town in the same county.
  3. Michael J. Leclerc, Genealogist's Handbook for New England Research, 5th ed. (Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2012), 97. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 974 D27g 2012.