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Maine Resource Guide: Appleton, Knox County

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Knox County (set off from Lincoln County to Waldo County in 1827, to Knox County in 1860)


Before 1800 as Appleton Plantation from part of Barrettstown Plantation. Also called "Appleton Ridge Plantation."



Previous Designations


Boundary Changes

Part of Hope was annexed in 1843

Villages, Locations and Settlements

Appleton, Appleton Ridge, Burkettville (Burkettville Corner), Collinstown, Elmwood (former post office), Fish Town, Gushees Corner, Humphrey's Corner (former post office), Maddocks Corner, Martins Corner, McLain's Mills (former post office), Morang Corner, North Appleton, Oakes Corner, Pease Corner, Pitmans Corner, Sawpit Corner, Shermans Mill, Stovers Corner, West Appleton

Adjacent Towns and Townships

Hope, Liberty, Searsmont, Union, Washington


Historical USGS Maps of Appleton, Maine

Vital Records

Appleton Register, 1903

Appleton Deaths, 1892-1903

General Resources

FamilySearch Catalog: Appleton, Knox, Maine

Official Website: Town of Appleton

MEGenWeb Project: Appleton


______, Appleton register, 1951 : containing history, date of birth of all residents, deaths, business directory (1951)

______, Appleton register, 1972 : containing history, directory of organizations, business directory, lists of residents and date of birth, list of deaths and memorials (Rockland, Me.: Courier-Gazette, Inc., 1972)

Clark, Sabra Marsh, The Davis-McCorrison-Marsh families of Appleton Ridge, Maine (Typescript, 1971)

Light, Elmer, (Royce W. Miller, ed.) History of Burkettville : based on the writings of Elmer E. Light (1996)

Miller, Royce W., ed. and comp., The 1920 Appleton register (Gloucester, Mass.: R.W. Miller, [2000])

Miller, Royce W., ed., The Appleton Baptist Church : the first one hundred years (Appleton, Me.: Appleton Historical Society, 1995)

Miller, Royce W., ed. and comp., The Pease Family of Appleton, Maine (Gloucester, Mass., 1999)

Mosher, Elizabeth M., comp., Vital records of Appleton, Knox County, Maine prior to 1892 (Rockport, Me.: Picton Press, c1994)

Pease, Harry C., Appleton register, 1903: containing history, date of birth of all residents, deaths: business directory (unknown: unknown, 1903)

Pitman, Joseph Asbury, The story of Appleton, Maine: Historical address delivered at the celebration of the one hundredth anniversary of the incorporation of the town of Appleton, Maine, August 21, 1929 (From Rockland Courier-Gazette, August 22, 1929)

White, B.W., History of the West Appleton Road (Appleton, Me.: Appleton Historical Society)

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