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Orient, Aroostook County

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Aroostook County (set off from Washington County in 1839)

Organized (east half)

1844 as Orient Plantation for election purposes

Organized (west half)

As Greenwood Plantation prior to incorporation


1856 from Orient Plantation and eastern half of Greenwood Plantation (the western half became part of Haynesville in 1876)

Previous Designations

Orient Gore; eastern half of Township 9, First Range West of the Easterly Line of the State (T9 R1 WELS, or T9 Greenwood's Survey)

Boundary Changes

Monroe Gore east of Weston was annexed in 1847

Villages, Locations and Settlements

Orient, Sunset Park

Adjacent Towns and Townships

Amity, North Lake (N.B.), Haynesville, Weston


Maine Historical Maps: Orient

Census Records

1837 Maine Surplus Revenue Census

Military Records

World War I Soldiers Index: Orient

General Resources

Official Website: Town of Orient


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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