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Grafton Township, Oxford County

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County

Oxford County (set off from York County in 1805)


Organized

1840 as Holmes Plantation (also known as Plantation Letter A No. 2)


Incorporated

1852 as the town of Grafton; organization surrendered in 1919


Previous Designations

Township Letter A No. 2 (TA2), or Letter A No. 2; sometimes mistakenly called Township Letter A, Second Range; Readsville; Holmes


Boundary Changes

Part was annexed to Newry in 1837


Villages, Locations and Settlements

Grafton (former post office)


Adjacent Towns and Townships

Andover West Surplus, Andover North Surplus, Cambridge Township (N.H.), Newry, Riley Township, Success Township (N.H.), Upton


Cemeteries

Grafton Cemetery, Grafton Township


Maps

Maine Historical Maps: Grafton Township


Census Records

1837 Maine Surplus Revenue Census

Grafton Township Census Abstracts, 1820-1930


Vital Records

Abstracted Marriage Records of Grafton, 1876-1894


Bibliography

Fobes, Charles Bartlett, Grafton, Maine-A Human and Geographical Study (Orono, Me.: University Press, 1951)

Hanscom, Sadie C., "'Captain Jim' and 'Grandmother Ruth' Pioneer Settlers of Grafton, A Town That Has Vanished," Lewiston Journal Magazine Section, 14 Dec. 1940.

Tibbetts, Margaret Joy, "Grafton, Maine: A Historical Sketch," The Bethel Courier, vol. 12 (Bethel Historical Society, 1988)

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