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Maine Resource Guide: Fort Fairfield, Aroostook County

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

County

Aroostook County (set off from Washington County in 1839)


Organized

1841 as Plantation Letter D R1; organization legalized in 1843


Incorporated

1858 from Plantation Letter D, First Range and that part of Plymouth Grant lying southeast of Aroostook River


Previous Designations

Township D, First Range West of the Easterly Line of the State (TD R1 WELS) and Plymouth Grant


Boundary Changes

The remainder of Plymouth Grant-organized for election purposes in 1857, and as Sarsfield Plantation in 1859-was annexed in 1867


Villages, Locations and Settlements

East Road (East Road Siding), Fairmount, Fort Fairfield, Goodrich, Goodwin, Houghtonville (former railroad station), Maple Grove, McShea, Monson Mill, Morrow Road, Murphy Road (former railroad station), Robie (former post office), Stevensville


Adjacent Towns and Townships

Andover (N.B.), Caribou, Easton, Grand Falls (N.B.), Limestone, Presque Isle


Maps

Historical USGS Maps of Fort Fairfield, Maine

Maps of Fort Fairfield, Presque Isle, Caribou and Mechanic Falls, 1885

Stuart's map of the timber lands of Maine. No. 5. (1885)

Stuart's map of the timber lands of Maine. No. 5. (1894)

Fort Fairfield, Aroostook Co. (1894)


Census Records

1837 Census of Caribou,

Presque Isle, Ft. Fairfield and other townships in Aroostook Co., Maine


Military Records

World War I Soldiers Index: Fort Fairfield


Newspapers

Fort Fairfield Public Library Digital Newspaper Archive - Eight Aroostook County newspapers, 1863-1922


General Resources

FamilySearch Catalog: Fort Fairfield, Aroostook, Maine

Official Website: Town of Fort Fairfield

First Settlers of the Aroostook River Valley: Fort Fairfield

Maine Memory Network: Fort Fairfield


Bibliography

______, Houlton, Presque Isle, Fort Fairfield and Caribou directory, 1900 (Boston, Mass.: A. B. Sparrow, 1900)

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)

Beckwith, Janet, A history of Fort Fairfield ([Presque Isle, Me. :] The Author, 1988)

Ellis, Caleb Holt, History of Fort Fairfield and biographical sketches (Fort Fairfield, Me.: Fort Fairfield Print. Co., 1894)

Manter, T. F., comp., The Fort Fairfield register and town history (Madison, Me. : The Bulletin Publishing Co., 1904)

Mraz, Ruth Reed, United Parish Church : a historical review ([Fort Fairfield, Me.]: Ruth and Arthur Mraz, 1992)

Pepin, Linda J., comp., Ft. Fairfield, Aroostook County, Maine: marriages, births, and deaths from LDS microfilm #10913, dates 1847-1892, town books vol. #1, #2, and #3 ([Plainville, Ct.]: L.J. Pepin, [2004?])

Scates, Eva Winnifred, The historic pageant of Fort Fairfield and the Aroostook Valley (Review Press, 1916)

Titcomb, Gilbert M., comp., "Records of Marriages Solemnized by the Hon. William Small, 1864-1891," New England Historical and Genealogical Register, vols. 111 (Boston, Mass.: The Society, 1957)

Zapatka, Linda J., The Fort Fairfield review ([Plainfield, CT?] : L.J. Zapatka, [200-?]-)

Zapatka, Linda J., comp., Vital records of Fort Fairfield, Maine (Rockport, Me.: Picton Press, 2007)

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