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Maine Resource Guide: Bancroft Township, Aroostook County

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


Aroostook County (set off from Washington County in 1839)


1840 as Bancroft Plantation


1889 as the town of Bancroft; organization surrendered in 2015

Boundary Changes

Land was set off to Weston in 1907

Villages, Locations and Settlements

Bancroft, Bancroft Mills (former post office), Cherokee (former railroad station), Logan (former post office), North Bancroft, South Bancroft

Adjacent Towns and Townships

Danforth, Haynesville, Reed Plantation, T8 R4 NBPP, Weston


Historical USGS Maps of Bancroft, 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)

Military Records

World War I Soldiers Index: Bancroft

General Resources

Maine Memory Network: Bancroft


Dunn, Marion L., comp., and Basil E. Kinney, ed., Baskahegan families: a genealogical dictionary of Bancroft, Danforth, Orient and Weston, Maine ([Portland, Me.?]: B.E. Kinney, 1984)

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