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Maine Resource Guide: Moose River, Somerset County

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


1852 as Moose River Plantation for election purposes, together with Sandy River Township and T4 R1 NBKP (now Jackman)


1859 as Moose River Plantation for election purposes, multiple-township plantations having been abolished; organized in 1893; a successor to the former plantation was organized in 1895; organized in 1903 for the assessment of taxes



Previous Designations

Township No. 4, Second Range North of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase (T4 R2 NBKP); Holdentown; Holden Plantation

Villages, Locations and Settlements

Jackman Mill, Moose River

Adjacent Towns and Townships

Baldtown Township, Dennistown Plantation, Jackman, Thorndike Township


Historical USGS Maps of Moose River, Maine

Stuart's map of the timber lands of Maine. No. 6. (1885)

Stuart's map of the timber lands of Maine. No. 6. (1894)

Census Records

Special 1837 Census Jackman & Moose River Plantations, Somerset Co., Maine

Military Records

World War I Soldiers Index: Moose River Plantation

General Resources

FamilySearch Catalog: Moose River, Somerset, Maine

MEGenWeb Project: Moose River


______, The history of Moose River Valley: Jackman, Moose River, Dennistown, Long Pond, Parlin Pond, Holeb, Skinner and Lowelltown ([Jackman, Maine]: Jackman Bicentennial Book Committee, [1976])

Sprague, John Francis, "Jackman and the Moose River Region (Somerset County, Maine)," Sprague's Journal of Maine History, vol. 3, No. 2 (July 1915)

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