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Maine Resource Guide: Freeman Township, Franklin County

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Franklin County (set off from Lincoln County to Kennebec County in 1799, to Somerset County in 1809, to Franklin County in 1838)


1808 from Little River Plantation as the town of Freeman; organization surrendered in 1937

Previous Designations

Township No. 3, Second Range North of Plymouth Claim, West of Kennebec River (T3 R2 NPC WKR); Little River; West Falmouth; Falmouth Township

Residents were enumerated in "West Portland" in 1800

Boundary Changes

Part was set off to form North Salem (now Salem Township) in 1823

Part was set off to New Portland in 1833

Villages, Locations and Settlements

Hillside (former railroad station), Mount Abram Junction (Mountain Junction, Olivers; a former railroad station), North Freeman (former railroad station), Summit (former railroad station), West Freeman (former railroad station)

Adjacent Towns and Townships

Avon, Kingfield, New Portland, Phillips, Salem Township, Strong


Historical USGS Maps of Freeman, Maine


Allen Cemetery, Freeman, Me.

Baker Hill Cemetery, Freeman, Me.

Brackley Cemetery, Freeman, Me.

Brackley Family Cemetery, Freeman, Me.

Burbank-nile Cemetery, Freeman, Me.

Elizabeth Dyar Memorial, Freeman, Me.

Freeman Ridge Cemetery, Freeman, Me.

Huff Cemetery, Freeman, Me.

Kilkenney Cemetery, Freeman, Me.

North Freeman Cemetery, Freeman, Me.

Starbird Corner Cemetery, Freeman, Me.

True Cemetery, Freeman, Me.

Tuttle Corner Cemetery, Freeman, Me.

West Freeman Cemetery, Freeman, Me.

Weymouth Family Cemetery, Freeman, Me.

Military Records

World War I Soldiers Index: Freeman

General Resources

FamilySearch Catalog: Freeman, Franklin, Maine

Maine Memory Network: Freeman


Sedgeley, George Burbank, The Wellcome family of Freeman, Maine (Phillips, Me.: Phillips Print Shop, 1939)

Thompson, George A., and F. Janet Thompson, A genealogical history of Freeman, Maine 1796-1938 in three volumes (Bowie, Md.: Heritage Books, c1996)

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