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Caribou, Aroostook County

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County

Aroostook County (set off from Washington County in 1839)


Organized (TH R2 WELS)

1848 for election purposes as Plantation Letter H R2


Incorporated

1859 as the town of Lyndon from parts of Plantation Letter H R2 WELS and Eaton Plantation (organized in 1854 from Eaton Grant, in the southeast corner of town); name changed to Caribou for a short time in 1869, and permanently in 1877


Incorporated as a City

1967


Previous Designations

Townships Letter H and I, Second Range West of the Easterly Line of the State (TH R2 WELS and TI R2 WELS)


Boundary Changes

Forestville Plantation (TI R2 WELS, organized in 1848 for election purposes as Plantation Letter I R2; organized in 1859 as Forestville Plantation) and the remainder of Eaton Plantation were annexed in 1869

Land was set off to Connor Plantation (now Connor Township) in 1881


Villages, Locations and Settlements

Barretts (Barretts Siding), Bishop, Caribou, Dow (Dow Siding, a former railroad station), East Caribou (former post office), East Lyndon, Federation (former railroad station), Grimes (former post office), Grimes Mill, Hurd, Madawaska, McGraw, North Lyndon, Ogren, Pauls, Reynolds (former post office), Roberts, Williams (former railroad station)


Adjacent Towns and Townships

Connor Township, Fort Fairfield, Limestone, New Sweden, Presque Isle, Washburn, Woodland


Maps

Maine Historical Maps: Caribou


Census Records

1837 Maine Surplus Revenue Census


Newspapers

Aroostook Republican — at Digital Archives at Caribou Public Library


General Resources

FamilySearch Catalog: Caribou, Aroostook, Maine

Official Website: City of Caribou

First Settlers of the Aroostook River Valley: Caribou

Maine Memory Network: Caribou


Bibliography

______, Houlton, Presque Isle, Fort Fairfield and Caribou directory, 1900 (Boston, Mass.: A. B. Sparrow, 1900)

______, Caribou centennial, 1859-1959, week of July 19-25 : historical program : a century of development in Maine ([Caribou, Me.] : Caribou Publishing Co., [1959])

______, Gleanings ([Caribou, Me.?] : Caribou Historical Society, 1981-92)

Bacon, George Fox, Northern Maine, its points of interest and its representative business men, embracing Houlton, Presque Isle, Caribou, Ft. Fairfield, Danforth, Lincoln, Mattawamkeag, Winn and Kingman (Newark, N. J., Glenwood Publishing Company, 1891)

Hardison, Grover M., with Frank W. Lovering, "Romance of the Eaton grant, a part of Caribou township," Aroostook Republican, 3, 10 & 17 April 1947

Tasker, William J., and Robin Drost, The pioneer homes of Caribou : A celebration of homes in Maine's northernmost city (Caribou, Me. : Monkey Publishing, 2005)

White, Stella King, Early History of Caribou, Maine : 1843-1895 (1945)

Zapatka, Linda J., comp., The Aroostook Republican and News : obituaries for the year 1988 ([Plainville, CT] : L.J. Zapatka, [2004?]-)

Zapatka, Linda J., comp., The Aroostook Republican and News : obituaries for the year 1989 ([Plainville, CT] : L.J. Zapatka, [2004?]-)

Zapatka, Linda J., comp., The Aroostook Republican and News : obituaries for the year 1990 ([Plainville, CT] : L.J. Zapatka, [2004?]-)

Zapatka, Linda J., comp., Vital records of Caribou, Maine (Rockport, Me.: Picton Press, 2007)

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