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Maine Resource Guide: Orient, Aroostook County

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County · Organized (east half) · Organized (west half) · Incorporated · Previous Designations · Boundary Changes · Villages, Locations and Settlements · Adjacent Towns and Townships · Maps · Census Records · Military Records · General Resources · Bibliography

County

Aroostook County (set off from Washington County in 1839)


Organized (east half)

1844 as Orient Plantation for election purposes


Organized (west half)

As Greenwood Plantation prior to incorporation


Incorporated

1856 from Orient Plantation and eastern half of Greenwood Plantation (the western half became part of Haynesville in 1876)


Previous Designations

Orient Gore; eastern half of Township 9, First Range West of the Easterly Line of the State (T9 R1 WELS, or T9 Greenwood's Survey)


Boundary Changes

Monroe Gore east of Weston was annexed in 1847


Villages, Locations and Settlements

Orient, Sunset Park


Adjacent Towns and Townships

Amity, North Lake (N.B.), Haynesville, Weston


Maps

Historical USGS Maps of Orient, Maine


Census Records

1837 Special Census of Orient, (No. 9 R1 WELS), Aroostook Co., Maine


Military Records

World War I Soldiers Index: Orient


General Resources

Official Website: Town of Orient


Bibliography

Dunn, Marion L., comp., and Basil E. Kinney, ed., Baskahegan families: a genealogical dictionary of Bancroft, Danforth, Orient and Weston, Maine ([Portland, Me.?]: B.E. Kinney, 1984)

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