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Maine Resource Guide: Fairfield, Somerset County

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

County

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


Incorporated

1788 from Fairfield Plantation


Boundary Changes

Land set off to Norridgewock in 1834 and 1841, to Bloomfield (later annexed to Skowhegan) in 1858

An island was annexed from Benton in 1873


Villages, Locations and Settlements

Fairfield (formerly Kendall's Mills), Fairfield Center, Fairfield Corners (former post office), Good Will Farm (former railroad station), Hinckley (formerly East Fairfield), Holway Corner, Larone (formerly Winslow's Mills), North Fairfield (formerly Blacknell's Mills), Nyes Corner, Otis Hill (former railroad station), Shawmut (formerly Somerset Mills), Toulouse Corner


Adjacent Towns and Townships

Benton, Clinton, Norridgewock, Oakland, Skowhegan, Smithfield, Waterville


Maps

Historical USGS Maps of Fairfield, Maine

Maps of Skowhegan and Fairfield, 1885

Fairfield, Somerset Co. (1894)


Military Records

World War I Soldiers Index: Fairfield

Fairfield Civil War Soldiers


Miscellaneous Resources

Fairfield Taxpayers, 1793


General Resources

FamilySearch Catalog: Fairfield, Somerset, Maine

Official Website: Town of Fairfield

Fairfield Historical Society

Maine Memory Network: Fairfield

Maine Memory Network: Hinckley


Bibliography

______, 200th anniversary history: town of Fairfield, Maine, 1788-1988 ([Fairfield, Me.: The Fairfield Historical Society, 1988] (Farmington, Me.: Heritage Printing Co.))

______, 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)

Brown, Christine R., comp., Vital records of Fairfield, Maine: births, marriages and deaths ([Lenior City, Tenn.]: C.R. Brown, 1980)

Brown, Christine R., ed., Lawry Bros. funeral records, August 11, 1885-Nov. 26, 1923, Fairfield, Maine (Lenoir City, Tenn.: C.R. Brown, 1975)

Duren, Gladys, comp., Gleanings of the past and present of Fairfield, Maine ([Fairfield, Me.: s.n., 1963])

Lemieux, Donald R., comp., Fairfield, Maine: necrology of French Canadiens and Franco- Americans (Fairfield, Me.: D. R. Lemieux, 1980)

Mitchell, Harry Edward, et al., comp., The Fairfield register, 1904 (Kent's Hill, Me., The H. E. Mitchell publishing company, 1904)

Mitchell, H. E., The Town Register: Clinton, Benton and Fairfield, 1909 (Augusta, Me.: Mitchell Pub. Co., 1909)

Winslow, Will P., Early history of Larone: events of interest related: notable incidents in the life of the first inhabitants: old landmarks ([Maine: s.n.], 1918)

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