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Maine Resource Guide: New Portland, Somerset County

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

County

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


Incorporated

1808


Previous Designations

Township No. 2, Second Range North of Plymouth Claim, West of Kennebec River (T2 R2 NPC WKR); East Falmouth

The settlement along the Carrabassett River in this town, Anson, and Embden, was called Seven Mile Brook Settlement

Residents were enumerated in "East Portland" in 1800


Boundary Changes

Part of Anson was annexed in 1830, and part of Freeman (now Freeman Township) in 1833

Part of New Vineyard was annexed in 1834, but returned in 1835 when the act was repealed


Villages, Locations and Settlements

East New Portland, Elder Neighborhood, Great Works, New Portland, North New Portland, West New Portland


Adjacent Towns and Townships

Anson, Embden, Freeman Township, Kingfield, Lexington Township, New Vineyard


Maps

Historical USGS Maps of New Portland, Maine


Cemeteries

Atwood Hill Cemetery, New Portland, Me.

Carsley Cemetery, New Portland, Me.

Chick Road Cemetery, New Portland, Me.

Middle Rd., Collins Cemetery, New Portland, Me.

East New Portland Cemetery, New Portland, Me.

East New Portland Cemetery - additions & corrections

Greenleaf Cemetery, New Portland, Me.

Hill-Butler Cemetery, New Portland, Me.

Lovejoy Cemetery, New Portland, Me.

North New Portland Cemetery, New Portland, Me.

Peabody Family Cemetery, New Portland, Me.

Sillanpaa Cemetery, New Portland, Me.

Walker Cemetery, New Portland, Me.

West New Portland Cemetery, New Portland, Me.


Military Records

New Portland Civil War Soldiers

World War I Soldiers Index: New Portland


General Resources

FamilySearch Catalog: New Portland, Somerset, Maine

Official Website: Town of New Portland

Maine Memory Network: New Portland

Maine Community Heritage Project: New Portland


Bibliography

Foss, Roland E., A history of the New Portlands in Maine (Farmington, Me.: The Knowlton & McLeary Co., 1977)

Mitchell, H. E., New Portland register, 1902 (Kingfield, Me.: W.P. Watson, printer, 1902)

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