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Maine Resource Guide: Farmington, Franklin County

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Franklin County (set off from Lincoln County to Kennebec County in 1799, to Franklin County in 1838)


1793 as Sandy River Plantation



Previous Designations

Sandy River Lower Township; Sandy River First Township; Township No. 1; Number One Plantation

Boundary Changes

The western part of the New Vineyard Gore in Industry was annexed in 1850, and part of Strong in 1853

Villages, Locations and Settlements

Fairbanks, Farmington, Farmington Falls (formerly Messee Contee, or Messucontu), Knowltons Corner, North Farmington (former post office), West Farmington, Westville (former railroad station at West Farmington)

Adjacent Towns and Townships

Chesterville, Industry, New Sharon, New Vineyard, Temple, Strong, Wilton


Historical USGS Maps of Farmington, Maine

Maps of Farmington Village, Gorham, Yarmouth and Bridgton, 1885

Farmington Village, Franklin Co. (1894)


A Few Cemeteries in Maine

Church Records

Members of the First Congregational Church, Farmington

Miscellaneous Resources

Farmington Petition for Repeal of Fugitive Slave Law, 1862

Maine Town Reports: Farmington

Graduates of Farmington Normal School, 1866

Graduates of Farmington Normal School, 1867

Graduates of Farmington Normal School, 1868

Graduates of Farmington Normal School, 1869

Graduates of Farmington Normal School, 1870

Graduates of Farmington Normal School, 1871

Graduates of Farmington Normal School, 1872

Military Records

World War I Soldiers Index: Farmington

General Resources

FamilySearch Catalog: Farmington, Franklin, Maine

Official Website: Town of Farmington

Maine Memory Network: Farmington

Maine Community Heritage Project: Farmington


______, Historical sketch and principles and regulations, with a list of former and present members of the First Congregational Church, Farmington, Maine (Farmington Me.: Knowlton & McLeary Co., printers, 1915)

______, 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)

______, The Town register, Farmington, Wilton, Chesterville, New Sharon: 1910 (Brunswick, Me.: Maine Map & Register Co., 1910)

Allen, William, "Sandy River Settlements," Collections of the Maine Historical Society, Vol. 4 (Portland, Me.: Published for the Society, 1856)

Butler, Benjamin, and Natalie S. Butler, The Falls: where Farmington, Maine began in 1776 ([s.l.: s.n, 1976?])

Butler, Benjamin, and Natalie S. Butler, The red schoolhouse neighborhood (Farmington, Maine) ([Farmington, Me.] Farmington Historical Society, c1973)

Butler, Francis Gould, A history of Farmington, Franklin County, Maine, from the earliest explorations to the present time, 1776-1885 (Farmington, Me.: Press of Knowlton, McLeary, and Co., 1885)

Mallett, Richard P., The early years of Farmington, 1781-1860: with biographies (Wilton, Me.: Wilton Printed Products, c1994)

Mallett, Richard P., comp., The last 100 years: a glimpse of the Farmington we have known (Farmington, Me.?: R. P. Mallett, c1991 (Wilton, ME: Wilton Printed Products))

Mallett, Richard P., Two centuries of Farmington schools ([S.l.: s.n.], c1992 (Wilton, Me.: Wilton Printed Products))

Mitchell, Harry Edward, comp., Farmington register, 1902-1903 (Kent's Hill, Me.?: The H. E. Mitchell company, 1903?])

Parker, Thomas, History of Farmington, Maine: from its first settlement to the year 1846 (Farmington Me.: J.S. Swift, 1875)

Porter, Nancy J., comp., Town of Farmington: early vital records ([Farmington, Me.]: Printed in conjunction with Farmington's Bicentennial, co-sponsored by the Farmington Historical Society and the Farmington Public Library, c1994)

Purington, George C., History of the State Normal School, Farmington, Maine : with sketches of the teachers and graduates (Farmington, Me.: Press of Knowlton, McLeary & Co., 1889)

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