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Maine Resource Guide: Pittsfield, Somerset County

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


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


1815 as Sebasticook Plantation


1819 as Warsaw; name changed to Pittsfield in 1824

Previous Designations

Part of the Plymouth Claim (Kennebec Purchase); Plymouth Gore; Upper Sebasticook Settlement; Sebasticook

Boundary Changes

That part of town lying south and east of the Sebasticook River was set off to Twenty-five Mile Pond Plantation (now Burnham) in 1821

Land was set off to Canaan in 1824

Part of Palmyra was annexed in 1824

Two estates were set off to Clinton in 1830

Part of Detroit was annexed in 1855

Villages, Locations and Settlements

Burton Corner, East Pittsfield (former post office at Pittsfield), Emerson Corner, Half Way (former railroad station), Mosher Corner, Nash Corner, Phillips Corner, Pittsfield, South Pittsfield (former post office), Tilton Corner, Waverly, Weeks Corner, West Pittsfield (former post office)

Adjacent Towns and Townships

Burnham, Canaan, Clinton, Detroit, Hartland, Palmyra


Historical USGS Maps of Pittsfield, Maine

Bird's-Eye View of Pittsfield, 1889

Vital Records

Deaths of Aged Persons in Gardiner and Pittston

Military Records

World War I Soldiers Index: Pittsfield

General Resources

FamilySearch Catalog: Pittsfield, Somerset, Maine

Official Website: Town of Pittsfield

Maine Memory Network: Pittsfield


______, Pittsfield sesquicentennial, 1819-1969 ([Pittsfield, Me.: s.n.], 1969)

Cook, Sanger Mills, Pittsfield on the Sebasticook (Bangor, Me., Printed by Furbush-Roberts Print. Co. [1966])

Mitchell, Harry Edward, et al., comp., The Pittsfield register, 1904 (Kent's Hill, Me.: H.E. Mitchell Publishing Co., 1904)

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