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Maine Resource Guide: Paris, Oxford County

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Oxford County (set off from Cumberland County in 1805)


1793 from Plantation No. 4 (Number Four Plantation)

Previous Designations

Township No. 4; Fuller's Town (Fullerstown)

Boundary Changes

Two estates in the southeast corner of this town were set off to Hebron in 1818

Part of Buckfield was annexed in 1928

Three lots were set off to Norway in 1859, and partly reannexed in 1861

Two lots were annexed from Woodstock in 1825; an additional estate was annexed from that town in 1827, and returned in part by Paris in 1841, along with another half-lot; a portion of the estate annexed in 1827 was annexed again in 1880

A half-lot was set off to Oxford in 1838

Land was set off to form West Paris in 1957

Villages, Locations and Settlements

Brimstone Corner, Elm Hill, Paris Cape, Paris Hill, Pleasant Valley, South Paris

Adjacent Towns and Townships

Buckfield, Hebron, Norway, Oxford, West Paris


Historical USGS Maps of Paris, Maine

Plan of Paris, 1773

Maps of Norway Village, South Paris Village, Bethel Hill and Paris Hill, 1885

Paris Hill, Paris P.O., Oxford Co. (1894)

South Paris Village, Oxford County (1894)


Bisco Cemetery, Paris

Swift Neighborhood (Elm Hill) Cemetery, Paris

Vital Records

Paris Deaths, 1803-1878

Miscellaneous Resources

Maine Town Reports: Paris

Direct Tax of 1798 - Paris

History of the First Baptist Church of Paris

History of the North Paris Baptist Church

Military Records

World War I Soldiers Index: Paris

General Resources

FamilySearch Catalog: Paris, Oxford, Maine

Official Website: Town of Paris

Maine Memory Network: Paris

Maine Memory Network: South Paris


______, Leading business men of Lewiston, Augusta and vicinity: embracing also, Auburn, Gardiner, Waterville, Oakland, Dexter, Fairfield, Skowhegan, Hallowell, Richmond, Bath, Brunswick, Freeport, Canton, Buckfield, Mechanic Falls, South Paris, Norway, Farmington and Winthrop with an historical sketch of each place, illustrated (Boston: Mercantile Pub. Co., 1889, c1888)

_____, Paris, Maine: the Second Hundred Years 1893-1993 (South Paris, Me.: Paris Cape Historical Society, c1994 (Camden, Me.: Penobscot Press))

______, Centennial of the First Baptist Church in Paris, Maine : observed October 1st, 1891 (Paris, Me., 1892)

Briggs, Frank Augustus, Paris, Maine Soldiers of the Revolutionary War and their Descendants ([Kennebunk, Me.: F. A. Briggs, 1937])

Dibner, Martin, Portrait of Paris Hill: a Landmark Maine Village (Paris, Me.: Paris Hill Press, c1990)

Lapham, William Berry, and Silas Packard Maxim, History of Paris, Maine, from its settlement to 1880: with a history of the grants of 1736 & 1771: together with personal sketches, a copious genealogical register and an appendix (Paris, Me.: Printed for the authors, 1884)

Mitchell, Harry Edward, The Paris Register, 1906 (Brunswick, Me.: The H. E. Mitchell co., 1906)

Waterman, Charles Elmer, A City on a Hill (Paris Hill)... (Auburn, Me.: Press of Merrill & Webber Co., [1931])

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