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Incorporated

1809 from part of Kennebec County


Boundary Changes

Parts of Oxford County lying in Bingham's Kennebec Purchase were annexed in 1819 and 1823

Parts were set off to form Franklin County and Piscataquis County in 1838

The northern portions were annexed to Aroostook County in 1844


Shire Town

Norridgewock, 1809-1871

Skowhegan, since 1871


Towns

Anson, Athens, Bingham, Cambridge, Canaan, Caratunk, Cornville, Detroit, Embden, Fairfield, Harmony, Hartland, Jackman, Madison, Mercer, Moose River, Moscow, New Portland, Norridgewock, Palmyra, Pittsfield, Ripley, Skowhegan, Smithfield, Solon, St. Albans, Starks


Plantations

Brighton Plantation, Dennistown Plantation, Highland Plantation, Pleasant Ridge Plantation, The Forks Plantation, West Forks Plantation


Townships

Concord Township, Flagstaff Township, Lexington Township


Adjacent Counties

Beauce-Sartigan Regional County Municipality (Quebec), Franklin County, Le Granit Regional County Municipality (Quebec), Les Etchemins Regional County Municipality (Quebec), Kennebec County, Montmagny Regional County Municipality (Quebec), Penobscot County, Piscataquis County, Waldo County


Cemeteries

The Tombstone Transcription Project: Somerset County, Maine

A Few Cemeteries in Maine

Find A Grave: Somerset County


Land Records

Somerset County Registry of Deeds

Maine Real Property Official Records Search


Maps

Map of Somerset County, 1860

Map of Somerset Co., Maine (1885)

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

Map of Somerset Co., Maine (1894)

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


Message Boards and Mailing Lists

Maine Genealogy Network Forum: Somerset County

Ancestry.com Message Board: Somerset County

RootsWeb Mailing List: Somerset County


Newspapers

Historic American Newspapers Directory: Somerset County


Probate Records

Somerset County, Probate Estate Files, 1809-1915

Maine County Probate Records, 1760-1979

Maine Probate Search


General Resources

FamilySearch Catalog: Somerset, Maine

Official Website: Somerset County

Old Canada Road Historical Society

Linkpendium: Somerset County

Somerset County MEGenWeb Project

MEGenWeb Archives: Somerset County


Bibliography

______, Biographical review: containing life sketches of leading citizens of Somerset, Piscataquis, Hancock, Washington, and Aroostook counties, Maine (Boston, Mass.: Biographical Review, 1898)

______, Somerset County, Maine business and personal directory (Farmington, Me.: Strout Service, Inc., 1929)

Colby, George N., & Co., Atlas of Somerset County, Maine: compiled, drawn, and published from official plans and actual surveys by George N. Colby & Co., assisted by H.E. Halfpenny [et al.] (Houlton, Me., 1883)

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