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Maine Resource Guide: Shirley, Piscataquis County

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

County

Piscataquis County (set off from Lincoln County to Kennebec County in 1799, to Somerset County in 1809, to Piscataquis County in 1838)


Incorporated

1834


Previous Designations

Township No. 3, Fourth Range Bingham's Kennebec Purchase, East of Kennebec River (T3 R4 BKP EKR); Fullerstown


Boundary Changes

Part of the former town of Wilson (incorporated in 1836 from T9 R9 NWP, once called "Fullerstown") was annexed in 1848


Villages, Locations and Settlements

High Cut (former railroad station), Lower Shirley Corner, Quarry (former railroad station), Shirley Mills, True's Mills (former post office), Upper Shirley Corner, Webster (former railroad station)


Adjacent Towns and Townships

Blanchard Township, East Moxie Township, Elliottsville Township, Greenville, Little Moose Township, Monson


Maps

Historical USGS Maps of Shirley, Maine

Stuart's map of the timber lands of Maine. No. 6. (1885)

Stuart's map of the timber lands of Maine. No. 6. (1894)


Military Records

World War I Soldiers Index: Shirley


General Resources

FamilySearch Catalog: Shirley, Piscataquis, Maine

Official Website: Town of Shirley

Moosehead Historical Society


Bibliography

______, Shirley United Methodist Church: History and Memories, 1905-1997 (Greenville, Me.: Moosehead Communications, c1997)

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