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Maine Resource Guide: Ashland, Aroostook County

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Aroostook County (set off from Hancock County to Penobscot County in 1816, to Aroostook County in 1839)


1862; name changed to Dalton in 1869, and changed back in 1876

Previous Designations

Townships No. 11 and 12, Fifth Range West of the Easterly Line of the State (T11 R5 WELS & T12 R5 WELS)

Boundary Changes

Sheridan Plantation (organized in 1860 as Buchanan Plantation from T12 R5 WELS; organized in 1873 and 1878 as Sheridan Plantation, and for the assessment of taxes in 1896 and 1900) was annexed in 1901

Villages, Locations and Settlements

Aroostook (former name of Ashland post office), Ashland, Frenchville, Nowland (former railroad station), Sheridan, Squa Pan (Squapan), Trafton (former railroad station), Wrightville (former railroad station)

Adjacent Towns and Townships

Castle Hill, Garfield Plantation, Masardis, Nashville Plantation, T13 R5 WELS


Historical USGS Maps of Ashland, Maine

Stuart's map of the timber lands of Maine. No. 5. (1885)

Stuart's map of the timber lands of Maine. No. 5. (1894)


Alieff Cemetery, Ashland, Me.

Alley Cemetery, Ashland, Me.

Ellis-Trafton Cemetery, Ashland, Me.

Robinson Cemetery, Ashland, Me.

Yorkville Rd. Cemetery, Ashland, Me.

Census Records

1837 Census of Ashland, Aroostook Co., Maine (Township 11 Range 5)

General Resources

FamilySearch Catalog: Ashland, Aroostook, Maine

Official Website: Town of Ashland

First Settlers of the Aroostook River Valley: Ashland

Maine Memory Network: Ashland

Maine Memory Network: Squa Pan


______, Reflections of early Ashland: 1837-1937 ([Ashland, Me.]: Ashland Sesquicentennial Book Committee, 1987)

McNally, Mike, ed., The William Dalton Historical Society presents Ashland from 100-150 years : 1937-1987 ([Ashland, Me.] : William Dalton Historical Society, c1994)

Winslow, Dena Lynn, History of the greater Ashland, Maine, area ([Presque Isle, Me.]: The Author, c1983)

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