towns in northern aroostook county history and early settlers

Towns in northern Aroostook County: history and early settlers

"The first settlers on the township, like those of nearly all the towns on the Aroostook River, came up the stream from New Brunswick many years ago and settled along the river banks. Nathaniel Churchill was the foremost man of the first colony which came from New Brunswick about 1829, and settled near the mouth of Salmon Brook.

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The Forgotten History of Maysville 18161883

Aroostook, and along the Maysville township provided nutrients and fertility to the land and transportation for the early settlers. Like many frontier towns, Maysville was located along rivers to generate power to operate grist and saw mills.3 The islands in the middle of the Aroostook River in the area of Maysville attracted early settlers as ...

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First Settlers of the Aroostook River Valley

If you are looking for the towns north of the Aroostook River Valley, check the Upper St. John, St.Francis, Allagash, and Fish River valley communities on the Northern Aroostook County Page. History. Early Settlers. 1830 Census. 1837 Census. 1840

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Aroostook County Historical Timeline With a Focus on the ...

9,500 B.C. is when the last glacier covering Aroostook County retreated, which is when the first human habitation of the Aroostook County area occurred. The land of Aroostook County was then tundra. The Paleo-Indian Period is characteristically marked by fluted points. ~8,000 B.C. - ~5,000 B.C. – Known as the Early Archaic Period.

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Church History - Aroostook County, Maine

Archives show that on March 16, 1839, Aroostook County was erected, by the taking of all the land lying north of Mattawamkeag, Kingman and Drew Plantation from Penobscot County - thus Smyrna becomes a town in Aroostook. Among the early settlers were John Marley of England who first went to Boston and then to Smyrna in 1831.

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Irish Scotch Irish Maine's Aroostook County

Beginning in the early 1700s the Irish and Scotch Irish began immigrating to North America establishing some of their first permanent settlements in the State of Maine. In fact it was these people who first introduced the practice of farming potatoes to the state, a major economic driver for Aroostook County for well over a century. As settlers ...

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History of Aroostook County, Maine

Aroostook was formed in March, 1839, from parts of Penobscot and Washington counties, with Houlton for its shire town. The first settlements were by Acadian French, refugees from the Bay of Minas, Nova Scotia, after the invasion by Colonel Monckton in 1775. But though the earliest settlements these were not the most important.

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The Upper St.John River Valley , N. Aroostook Co., Me. and ...

Apr 12, 2021  This website also includes information on the rest of Aroostook County, Maine and on Victoria County, New Brunswick This page is the starting point for history and genealogy links for the communities in the valley of the upper St. John River, or Wulustuk, in Aroostook County, Maine, USA and in Madawaska Victoria Counties, New Brunswick, Canada.

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A short history of... - Caribou, Maine - Personal ...

The town comprises two contiguous townships; the northern was once Forestville Plantation, while the southern comprised Lyndon on the west and the Eaton Grant, lying in the northwestern bend of the Aroostook [river]. The town was incorporated on 5 April 1859. "In 1829 ...

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Aroostook County, Maine - Wikipedia

Aroostook County (French: Comté d'Aroostook) (/ ə ˈ r uː s t ə k / ə-ROOS-tək) is a county in the U.S. state of Maine along the Canada–U.S. border.As of the 2010 census, the population was 71,870. Its seat is Houlton with offices in Caribou and Fort Kent.. Known locally in Maine as "The County" [citation needed], it is the largest American county by land area east of the Mississippi ...

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Houlton Maine, Tell Me About Aroostook County’s Oldest Town.

Nov 24, 2016  Houlton Maine, located on the shared east / west International border with New Brunswick Canada. Houlton is the “Shiretown” or the county seat of Aroostook. The earliest settlers to Houlton Maine making the trek north distilled down from a small, closely related group of families. From the New Salem area, one specific location in Massachusetts.

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History of Aroostook County, Maine

Aroostook was formed in March, 1839, from parts of Penobscot and Washington counties, with Houlton for its shire town. The first settlements were by Acadian French, refugees from the Bay of Minas, Nova Scotia, after the invasion by Colonel Monckton in 1775. But though the earliest settlements these were not the most important.

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The First One Hundred Years of Agriculture in Aroostook

Aroostook County for settlers and their families. The year after Aroostook County became officially a county in 1839, the population of the entire county was just over 9,400 people. Many of the New Brunswick settlers of the Aroostook Valley and the northern part of the county were granted the right to obtain American

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Fort Kent Maine: An Encyclopedia

[fort KENT] is a town in Aroostook County, incorporated on February 23, 1869 from D’Aigle and Fort Kent Plantations. It lies across the St. John River from the small town of Clair, in Madawaska County, New Brunswick, Canada. Fort Kent is Maine’s northernmost town, but Big Twenty Township reaches even further north at about 47: 27′:30″ north latitude.

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The Upper St.John River Valley , N. Aroostook Co., Me. and ...

Apr 12, 2021  This website also includes information on the rest of Aroostook County, Maine and on Victoria County, New Brunswick This page is the starting point for history and genealogy links for the communities in the valley of the upper St. John River, or Wulustuk, in Aroostook County, Maine, USA and in Madawaska Victoria Counties, New Brunswick, Canada.

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History and Guide - MaineSwedishColonyfo

The northern boundary of Aroostook County, organized in 1839, was not settled until the Webster-Ashburton Treaty of 1842. Both Maine and Massachusetts sold or granted parts of their public land to various interests. In 1845 Massachusetts sold the standing timber rights on T14-R4 (Perham) to John Goddard of Orono, which later caused quite a ...

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Aroostook County, Maine: History and Information

Aroostook County is a county located in the state of Maine. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 71,870. Its seat is Houlton. Known locally in Maine simply as "The County," it is the largest American county by land area east of the Rocky Mountains (St. Louis County, Minnesota is larger by total area) and the largest county by total area ...

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Caribou, Aroostook County Maine Genealogy

Caribou, Aroostook County New Search. County Organized (TH R2 WELS) ... 1859 as the town of Lyndon from parts of Plantation Letter H R2 WELS and Eaton Plantation (organized in 1854 from Eaton Grant, in the southeast corner of town); name changed to Caribou for a short time in 1869, and permanently in 1877 ... White, Stella King, Early ...

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Maine History Online - Peopling Maine - Page 4 of 5

Most of these Franco-Americans populated rural areas in northern towns and border communities, accounting for a 50 percent increase in Aroostook county population between 1900 and 1910, or moved to mill towns like Lewiston-Auburn, Waterville, Biddeford, Rumford, and Sanford, among others.

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Settlers Lists - RootsWeb

Settlers List A-L Location A21R19 5-5 Box 1:2119-0505. Nathl Churchill has made a farm. Commenced in the year 1823 - see letter 2 Mar 1839 . Land office field notes, Land Office Misc. Town Records 2117-0109 Box 3 Folder #5 . Township G 2d Range . Early Settlers from Land Office Field Notes.

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Houlton Maine, Tell Me About Aroostook County’s Oldest Town.

Nov 24, 2016  Houlton Maine, located on the shared east / west International border with New Brunswick Canada is the “Shiretown” or the county seat of Aroostook. The earliest settlers making the trek north distilled down from a small, closely related group of families. From New Salem, one

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Education History - Aroostook County, Maine

Starch factories became a common site in Aroostook County, including one in Smyrna providing a market for the potatoes. Farmers began shipping potatoes by rail when the railroad came though in the neighboring town of Smyrna in 1894. The early residents of Merrill became quite prosperous with income generated from farming and lumbering.

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MF 004 Aroostook County Oral History Project - Maine ...

Description: Aroostook Oral History Project. 1971-1972. Project conducted under the auspices of the Cary Library in Houlton, Maine, which resulted in a collection of 119 cassettes, totaling 73 hours, with interviews of more than 150 people covering a wide range of topics; i.e., early county history, early farming and machinery, the Aroostook ...

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Fort Kent, Maine, USA History, Photos, Stories, News ...

Fort Kent, Aroostook, ME. The town is a port of entry linked by international bridge to Clair, New Brunswick, Canada. Settled in 1825 by French Acadian refugees, it was incorporated in 1869 and took its name from Fort Kent, a blockhouse built in 1839. The community developed as a potato-processing, farming, and lumbering centre.

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The First One Hundred Years of Agriculture in Aroostook

Aroostook County for settlers and their families. The year after Aroostook County became officially a county in 1839, the population of the entire county was just over 9,400 people. Many of the New Brunswick settlers of the Aroostook Valley and the northern part of the county were granted the right to obtain American

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Lost Maysville 1816-1883

The Aroostook River, that runs through Central Aroostook, and along the Maysville township provided nutrients and fertility to the land and transportation for the early settlers. Like many frontier towns, Maysville was located along rivers to generate power to operate grist and saw mills.

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Fort Kent Maine: An Encyclopedia

[fort KENT] is a town in Aroostook County, incorporated on February 23, 1869 from D’Aigle and Fort Kent Plantations. It lies across the St. John River from the small town of Clair, in Madawaska County, New Brunswick, Canada. Fort Kent is Maine’s northernmost town, but Big Twenty Township reaches even further north at about 47: 27′:30″ north latitude.

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History of Island Falls, Maine - Aroostook County, Maine

History of Island Falls, Maine. In the summer of 1841, Levi Sewall, Neamiah Alexander and Jesse Craig came to Northern Maine looking for a promising place to build a home. Mr Sewall had made the acquaintance of Mr. Jonas Drury, who told him of a beautiful place he had seen while traveling from Patten to Houlton along the West Branch of the ...

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Fort Kent, Maine, USA History, Photos, Stories, News ...

Fort Kent, Aroostook, ME. The town is a port of entry linked by international bridge to Clair, New Brunswick, Canada. Settled in 1825 by French Acadian refugees, it was incorporated in 1869 and took its name from Fort Kent, a blockhouse built in 1839. The community developed as a potato-processing, farming, and lumbering centre.

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MF 004 Aroostook County Oral History Project - Maine ...

Description: Aroostook Oral History Project. 1971-1972. Project conducted under the auspices of the Cary Library in Houlton, Maine, which resulted in a collection of 119 cassettes, totaling 73 hours, with interviews of more than 150 people covering a wide range of topics; i.e., early county history, early farming and machinery, the Aroostook ...

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History of Patten, Penobscot Co, Maine

It was settled about 1828 as Township 4, Range 6 and it was not until Apr 16 1841, that it became a town, The 1840 US census for Aroostook County's T4R5 (now Crystal ME) was called Fisk'e Township. But this was more likely Fish's Township as it included most of the early settlers of Patten, Maine. Patten Academy was incorporated in 1846.

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Cary, Aroostook County, Maine Genealogy • FamilySearch

Cary, Aroostook County, Maine Genealogy. Cary is a Maine plantation in the forests on the northeast edge of the South Aroostook townships of Aroostook County. Cary was first organized as Number 11 R1 Plantation from Township Number 11 First Range West of the Easterly Line of the State (T11 R1 WELS) in 1859; ratified 1878; name changed to Cary ...

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Maine Emigration and Immigration • FamilySearch

In the 1870s. the state recruited Swedish settlers to farms in Aroostook County. Immigration Records [edit edit source] Immigration refers to people coming into a country. Emigration refers to people leaving a country to go to another. Immigration records usually take the form of

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North Maine Woods - Wikipedia

The North Maine Woods is the northern geographic area of the state of Maine in the United States.The thinly populated region is overseen by a combination of private individual and private industrial owners and state government agencies, and is divided into 155 unincorporated townships within the NMW management area. There are no towns or paved roads.

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MaineSwedishColonyfo

MaineSwedishColonyfo makes connections between organizations, schools, and individuals in the community and promotes community cultural development. Maine Swedish Colony is a historical designation for the region in Aroostook County, Maine, that is loosely defined by the towns of New Sweden, Stockholm, Woodland, Connor, Perham, Westmanland, Madawaska Lake, and Caribou.

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History of the Town of Easton, Maine Historical Overview

The town valuation in 1865 was $39,495 and the first town meeting raised $968.53 to support schools, roads, and necessary town charges. Taxes could be paid in grain or cedar shingles, both being accepted as currency in Aroostook County at the time. Today, agriculture and wood products remain the lifeblood of

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The Towns And Cities Of Aroostook County Maine ...

Jun 04, 2009  Aroostook County is the top half of Maine, referred to as “The County” or “The Crown Of Maine”. Bigger than Connecticut and Rhode Island combined and populated with eleven friendly people per square mile. Here are the towns and cities in Aroostook County, many with 40 to 50 people in each township that is 99% percent of the time a six ...

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the all important rail service of the Bangor and Aroostook Railroad are significant of the town's advancement from that of early pioneer days. The earliest date of settlement of the town of Monticello is placed approximately at 1830.

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