Van Buren, Aroostook County, Maine

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 County

Aroostook County (set off from Washington County in 1839)

 Organized

1843 as Van Buren Plantation for election purposes; organized for election purposes in 1857 and 1859; plantation legalized in 1867 and 1874, and the organization confirmed and made valid in 1870

 Incorporated

1881

 Previous Designations

Township Letter M, Second Range West of the Easterly Line of the State (TM R2 WELS)

 Boundary Changes

Part of Hamlin Plantation (now Hamlin) was annexed in 1907

 Villages, Locations and Settlements

Canadian Junction (former railroad station), Caniba Mill, Chapel Eddy (former railroad station), Hammonds Hill (former railroad station), Keegan, Martins Siding, Parent (former railroad station), Upper Van Buren (former post office), Van Buren, Van Buren Mill (former railroad station), Violette

 Adjacent Towns and Townships

Cyr Plantation, Grand Isle, Hamlin, Saint-Léonard (N.B.), Sainte-Anne (N.B.), T17 R3 WELS

 Maps

Historical USGS Maps of Van Buren, Maine

Stuart's map of the timber lands of Maine. No. 5. (1885)

Stuart's map of the timber lands of Maine. No. 5. (1894)

 Church Records

Early U.S. French Catholic Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1695-1954 [Ancestry.com] — Includes baptism, marriage, and burial records from St. Bruno Parish

1872 Census of St. Bruno Parish, Van Buren, Aroostook Co., Maine

 Military Records

World War I Soldiers Index: Van Buren

 General Resources

FamilySearch Catalog: Van Buren, Aroostook, Maine

Official Website: Town of Van Buren

The Upper St. John River Valley: Van Buren

Maine Memory Network: Keegan

Maine Memory Network: Van Buren

 Bibliography

Grindle, Roger L., Milestones from the Saint John Valley : (the turn of the century) ([Fort Kent, Me. : s.n.], 1977)

Pelletier, Martine A., comp., People and places of Van Buren in the early 1900's ([S.l. : The Author], 1976)

Pelletier, Martine A., and Monica Dionne Ferreti, Van Buren history (Madawaska, Me. : St. John Valley Pub. Co., c1979)

Pelletier, Martine A., comp., Van Buren Centennial : 1881-1981 ([Madawaska, Me. : St. John Valley Pub. Co., c1981])

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