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Maine Resource Guide: Rangeley, Franklin County

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Franklin County (set off from Cumberland County to Oxford County in 1805, to Franklin County in 1838)


1845 as part of Dallas Plantation (name changed that year from "Plantations 2 and 3 in the first range and 2 and 3 in the second range of townships"), together with T2 R1 WBKP (now Sandy River Plantation), T2 R2 WBKP (now Dallas Plantation), and T3 R1 WBKP (now Rangeley Plantation); name changed in 1852 to Rangeley Plantation


1855 from a portion of Rangeley Plantation

Previous Designations

Township 3, Second Range West of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase (T2 R2 WBKP)

Villages, Locations and Settlements

Bald Mountain, Barker (former post office), Burnells (former railroad station), Haines Landing, Indian Rock (former post office), Kamankeag, Marbles (former railroad station), Mingo Springs, Mooselookmeguntic, Mountainview, Oquossoc, Pit Track (former railroad station), Rangeley (Rangeley Village), Richardson (former post office), South Rangeley, Welchs (former railroad station)

Adjacent Towns and Townships

Adamstown Township, Dallas Plantation, Davis Township, Lower Cupsuptic Township, Rangeley Plantation, Richardsontown Township


Historical USGS Maps of Rangeley, Maine


A Few Cemeteries in Maine

Census Records

1837 Census of Rangeley, (Township 3 R2 WBKP), Franklin Co., Maine

Military Records

World War I Soldiers Index: Rangeley

General Resources

FamilySearch Catalog: Rangeley, Franklin, Maine

Maine Memory Network: Rangeley

Maine Memory Network: Oquossoc


Chamberlain, Jacqueline F., Vital records of Rangeley, Maine (Rockport, Me.: Picton Press, 2008)

Haines, Zenas Thompson, Squire Rangeley's township: recollections from a boyhood and youth on the Upper Androscoggin Lakes, 1837-1849 (Rangeley, Me.: Highlander Publ., 1970)

Hoar, J. Sherman, Pioneer days of Rangeley, Maine (Lewiston, Me.: Lewiston Journal Printshop, [1928])

Lamb, Frances Baker, Reunion of Rangeley Pioneer Families Recall Early Days," Lewiston Journal Magazine Section, 6 Aug. 1966

Priest, Gary N., History of Rangeley hotels and camps (Rangley, Me.: G. Priest, 2003)

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