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Fort Fairfield, Aroostook County

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Aroostook County (set off from Washington County in 1839)


1841 as Plantation Letter D R1; organization legalized in 1843


1858 from Plantation Letter D, First Range and that part of Plymouth Grant lying southeast of Aroostook River

Previous Designations

Township D, First Range West of the Easterly Line of the State (TD R1 WELS) and Plymouth Grant

Boundary Changes

The remainder of Plymouth Grant-organized for election purposes in 1857, and as Sarsfield Plantation in 1859-was annexed in 1867

Villages, Locations and Settlements

East Road (East Road Siding), Fairmount, Fort Fairfield, Goodrich, Goodwin, Houghtonville (former railroad station), Maple Grove, McShea, Monson Mill, Morrow Road, Murphy Road (former railroad station), Robie (former post office), Stevensville

Adjacent Towns and Townships

Andover (N.B.), Caribou, Easton, Grand Falls (N.B.), Limestone, Presque Isle


Maine Historical Maps: Fort Fairfield

Census Records

1837 Maine Surplus Revenue Census

Military Records

World War I Soldiers Index: Fort Fairfield


Fort Fairfield Public Library Digital Newspaper Archive - Eight Aroostook County newspapers, 1863-1922

Vital Records

Fort Fairfield Vital Records Database

General Resources

FamilySearch Catalog: Fort Fairfield, Aroostook, Maine

Official Website: Town of Fort Fairfield

First Settlers of the Aroostook River Valley: Fort Fairfield

Maine Memory Network: Fort Fairfield


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

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)

Beckwith, Janet, A history of Fort Fairfield ([Presque Isle, Me. :] The Author, 1988)

Ellis, Caleb Holt, History of Fort Fairfield and biographical sketches (Fort Fairfield, Me.: Fort Fairfield Print. Co., 1894)

Manter, T. F., comp., The Fort Fairfield register and town history (Madison, Me. : The Bulletin Publishing Co., 1904)

Mraz, Ruth Reed, United Parish Church : a historical review ([Fort Fairfield, Me.]: Ruth and Arthur Mraz, 1992)

Pepin, Linda J., comp., Ft. Fairfield, Aroostook County, Maine: marriages, births, and deaths from LDS microfilm #10913, dates 1847-1892, town books vol. #1, #2, and #3 ([Plainville, Ct.]: L.J. Pepin, [2004?])

Scates, Eva Winnifred, The historic pageant of Fort Fairfield and the Aroostook Valley (Review Press, 1916)

Titcomb, Gilbert M., comp., "Records of Marriages Solemnized by the Hon. William Small, 1864-1891," New England Historical and Genealogical Register, vols. 111 (Boston, Mass.: The Society, 1957)

Zapatka, Linda J., The Fort Fairfield review ([Plainfield, CT?] : L.J. Zapatka, [200-?]-)

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

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