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Maine Resource Guide: Houlton, Aroostook County

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Aroostook County (set off from Washington County in 1839)


1831 from Houlton Plantation

Previous Designations

New Salem Academy Grant and part of Williams College Grant

The Williams College Grant was once known as Foxcroft

Boundary Changes

Part of Williams College Grant Plantation (later incorporated as Littleton) was annexed in 1834

Villages, Locations and Settlements

Carys Mills (Cary's Mills), Horseback (former railroad station), Houlton, Porter Settlement, West Houlton (former post office)

Adjacent Towns and Townships

Hodgdon, Littleton, Ludlow, New Limerick, Richmond (N.B.)


Historical USGS Maps of Houlton, Maine

Map of Houlton, 1885

Stuart's map of the timber lands of Maine. No. 4. (1885)

Stuart's map of the timber lands of Maine. No. 4. (1894)

Houlton, Aroostook Co. (1894)

Bird's-Eye View of Houlton, c. 1894

Miscellaneous Resources

Maine Town Reports: Houlton

Military Records

World War I Soldiers Index: Houlton

General Resources

FamilySearch Catalog: Houlton, Aroostook, Maine

Cary Library Genealogy Database

Official Website: Town of Houlton

Maine Memory Network: Houlton

Maine Memory Network: Cary's Mills


______, History of the town of Houlton, Maine, from 1804 to 1883 (Haverhill, Mass.: C.C. Morse, 1884)

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

______, "Aroostook County, one hundred years old," Houlton Pioneer Times, 29 Jan. 1939

Atchison, Roland, comp., Houlton has its 150th birthday : souvenir program, sesqui-centennial celebration August 17-24, 1957 ([Houlton, Me. : Aroostook Print Shop, 1957)

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)

Barnes, Anna, Houlton : local postal guide ([Houlton, Me.? : s.n.], 1901)

Barnes, Francis, The story of Houlton: from the public records, and from the experiences of its founders, their descendants, and associates to the present time: also, announcements of all the prominent merchants and manufacturing interests (Houlton, Me.: W.H. Smith, 1889)

Melvin, Charlotte Lenentine, et al., History of the Houlton area : bicentennial articles published in the Houlton Pioneer Times in 1975 and 1976 (Houlton, Me. : Houlton Pioneer Times, 1977)

Putnam, Cora M., The story of Houlton (Portland, Me. : House of Falmouth, c1958)

Spaulding, Royal Crafts, Autobiographical sketch of Rev. Royal Crafts Spaulding : and extracts from letters of himself, and of his wife, Jerusha Bryant Spaulding, with notes and explanatory text (Houlton, Me.: Press of William H. Smith, 1891)

Thibadeau, William Jarvis, The Irishman : a factor in the development of Houlton; a history of the Parish of St. Mary's; a word about the Acadian of Madawaska (Augusta, Me. : Kennebec Journal, 1908)

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