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Maine Resource Guide: Danforth, Washington County

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Washington County (set off from Lincoln County in 1789)


1847 as Danforth Plantation; organized for election purposes in 1851



Previous Designations

Easterly part of Township No. 8 and westerly part of Township No. 9, Fourth Range NBPP (T8 & T9 R4 NBPP), and the Danforth Tract

Boundary Changes

Part of Weston was annexed in 1885

The westerly part of the town of Eaton (incorporated in 1873) was annexed in 1887, the remainder being annexed to Forest City (now Forest City Township)

Villages, Locations and Settlements

Crooked Brook (former post office at Eaton), Danforth, Eaton, Irish Settlement

Adjacent Towns and Townships

Bancroft Township, Brookton Township, Forest Township, Forest City Township, North Lake (N.B.), T8 R3 NBPP, T8 R4 NBPP, Weston


Historical USGS Maps of Danforth, Maine

Stuart's map of the timber lands of Maine. No. 3. (1885)

Stuart's map of the timber lands of Maine. No. 3. (1894)

Census Records

1837 Special Census of Danforth half township, 8R4 NBPP (East half), Washington Co., Maine

Military Records

World War I Soldiers Index: Danforth

General Resources

FamilySearch Catalog: Danforth, Washington, Maine

Maine Memory Network: Danforth


Bacon, George Fox, Northern Maine, its points of interest and its representative business men, embracing Houlton, Presque Isle, Caribou, Ft. Fairfield, Danforth, Lincoln, Mattawamkeag, Winn and Kingman (Newark, N. J., Glenwood Publishing Company, 1891)

Dunn, Marion L., comp., and Basil E. Kinney, ed., Baskahegan families: a genealogical dictionary of Bancroft, Danforth, Orient and Weston, Maine ([Portland, Me.?]: B.E. Kinney, 1984)

Love, Wilbur J., A history of Danforth, Maine ([s.l.: s.n., 1932?])

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