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Maine Resource Guide: Canton, Oxford County

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County · Incorporated · Previous Designations · Boundary Changes · Villages, Locations and Settlements · Adjacent Towns and Townships · Maps · Cemeteries · Miscellaneous Resources · General Resources · Bibliography

County

Oxford County (set off from Cumberland County in 1805)


Incorporated

1821 from part of Jay


Previous Designations

Rockomeeko (Rockmeeko, Rockameeko, Rockamecco, Arrockaumecook, etc.)


Boundary Changes

Land was set off to Jay in 1823 (returned in 1824), 1824, and 1831, and to Peru in 1859

Parts of Hartford were annexed in 1838, 1839, and 1850


Villages, Locations and Settlements

Canton, Canton Point (formerly Jay Point), Gilbertville, Meadowview, North Hartford (later Canton Mills, a former post office), Sawyers (former railroad station), The Park (former railroad station), The Wye (former railroad station), Whitney Brook (former railroad station)


Adjacent Towns and Townships

Dixfield, Hartford, Jay, Livermore, Peru


Maps

Historical USGS Maps of Canton, Maine


Cemeteries

Canton Cemeteries


Miscellaneous Resources

History of the Canton Baptist Church


General Resources

Official Website: Town of Canton

FamilySearch Catalog: Canton, Oxford, Maine

Maine Memory Network: Canton

Maine Memory Network: Gilbertville


Bibliography

______, Leading business men of Lewiston, Augusta and vicinity: embracing also, Auburn, Gardiner, Waterville, Oakland, Dexter, Fairfield, Skowhegan, Hallowell, Richmond, Bath, Brunswick, Freeport, Canton, Buckfield, Mechanic Falls, South Paris, Norway, Farmington and Winthrop with an historical sketch of each place, illustrated (Boston: Mercantile Pub. Co., 1889, c1888)

______, Pioneer Days of Canton," Lewiston Journal Illustrated Magazine Section, 19 Jan. 1918

Ellis, Hiram and Clinton Ellis, Records of Births and Deaths Made by Mr. Hiram Ellis and Continued by His Son Mr. Clinton Ellis of Canton (typescript, [1936?])

Lawrence, Benjamin F., History of Jay, Franklin County, Maine (Boston, Mass.: Griffith-Stillings Press, 1912)

Mitchell, Harry Edward, The Canton and Dixfield Register, 1905 (Brunswick, Me. The H. E. Mitchell co., 1905)

Moulton, Virginia Plaisted, A History of Jay, Maine from its Settlement as Phips, Canada (Camden, Me.: Penobscot Press, c1995)

Vashaw, Norman A., What Was Ain't What Is: A Picture History of Canton, Maine ([S.l.]: Norm Vashaw & Bob Barrett, 1995 (Canton, Me.: Country Press Printing))

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