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Maine Resource Guide: Wilton, Franklin County

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Franklin County (set off from Lincoln County to Kennebec County in 1799 (declared part of Kennebec County in 1805), to Franklin County in 1838)


1803 from Tyngtown Plantation

Previous Designations

Harrytown; Tyngstown (Tyngtown, Tingstown, Tyngs Town)

Boundary Changes

Land was set off to Chesterville in 1811, and to Temple in 1831

Villages, Locations and Settlements

Brown Neighborhood, Dryden, East Wilton, MacQuillis Corner, North Wilton (former post office), Notch (former post office), Savage's Mills (former post office at Wilton), West Wilton (former post office), Wilton, Wilton Intervale, Wilton Station (former railroad station at Dryden)

Adjacent Towns and Townships

Carthage, Chesterville, Dixfield, Farmington, Jay, Temple, Washington Township


Historical USGS Maps of Wilton, Maine

1840 Map of Wilton

Bird's-Eye View of Wilton, 1895

Map of the Town of Wilton, Maine in 1910

Map of the Village of Wilton, Maine in 1910

Map of the Town of East Wilton in 1910


A Few Cemeteries in Maine

Vital Records

Marriages by Rev. Nehemiah Hunt of Wilton and Avon, 1815-1850

Miscellaneous Resources

Maine Town Reports: Wilton

Military Records

World War I Soldiers Index: Wilton

General Resources

FamilySearch Catalog: Wilton, Franklin, Maine

Official Website: Town of Wilton

Maine Memory Network: Wilton


______, The Town register, Farmington, Wilton, Chesterville, New Sharon: 1910 (Brunswick, Me.: Maine Map & Register Co., 1910)

______, Camp Kineowatha, Wilton, Maine (New York, N. Y., 1918)

______, Wilton's 150 years, 1803-1953: sesqui-centennial observance, July 6-12, 1953, Wilton, Maine: program, history, directory ([Wilton, Me.: Sesquicentennial Committee], 1953)

Adamo, Ruth, A history of the town of Wilton (Rumford, Me.: Rumford Publ. Co., 1971)

Mitchell, Harry Edward, et al., comp., The Wilton register, 1903-4 (Kent's Hill, Me., the H. E. Mitchell Publishing Co., 1903)

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