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Maine Resource Guide: Detroit, Somerset County

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


Somerset County (set off from Lincoln County to Kennebec County in 1799, to Somerset County in 1809)


1828 as the town of Chandlerville; name changed to Detroit in 1841

Previous Designations

Part of Township No. 5, Second Range North of Waldo Patent (T5 R2 NWP) (Plymouth having been set off in 1826); Monmouth Academy Grant

Boundary Changes

Boundary with Plymouth established in 1844

Land was set off to Pittsfield in 1855

Villages, Locations and Settlements

Chandlerville (former post office), Detroit, Dogtown, Houston Corner, Plummer Corner

Adjacent Towns and Townships

Burnham, Palmyra, Pittsfield, Plymouth, Troy


Historical USGS Maps of Detroit, Maine

Military Records

World War I Soldiers Index: Detroit

General Resources

FamilySearch Catalog: Detroit, Somerset, Maine


Fernald, Douglas Ira, Detroit, Maine, 1828-1978: saga of a Sebasticook town ([s.l.: s.n.], c1977 (Thorndike, Me.: Hutchins Brothers))

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