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Maine Resource Guide: Topsfield, Washington County

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Washington County (set off from Lincoln County in 1789)


1838 as the town of Topsfield; incorporation repealed and organization surrendered in 1939


1940 as Topsfield Plantation; organization surrendered in 1941


1959 as the town of Topsfield

Previous Designations

Township No. 8, Second Range North of Bingham's Penobscot Purchase (T8 R2 NBPP)

Villages, Locations and Settlements


Adjacent Towns and Townships

Brookton Township, Codyville Plantation, Kossuth Township, Talmadge, Waite


Historical USGS Maps of Topsfield, Maine

Stuart's map of the timber lands of Maine. No. 3. (1885)

Stuart's map of the timber lands of Maine. No. 3. (1894)

Census Records

1837 Special Census of Topsfield Township, (No. 8R2), Washington Co., Maine

Military Records

World War I Soldiers Index: Topsfield

General Resources

FamilySearch Catalog: Topsfield, Washington, Maine

Maine Memory Network: Topsfield


Bailey, Albert W., Topsfield, Maine early Bailey families: an addenda to History of early Baileyville (Longboat Key, Fla.: [The Author], 1978)

Thorne, Sue Farrar, Discovering Christopher Columbus Farrar of Topsfield, Maine and his descendants (1996)

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