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Maine Resource Guide: Oxbow Plantation, Aroostook County

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Aroostook County (set off from Hancock County to Penobscot County in 1816, to Aroostook County in 1843)


1848 as Plantation No. 9, Sixth Range; organized in 1870 as Oxbow Plantation; organization legalized in 1873, and confirmed and made valid in 1895

Previous Designations

Township No. 9, Sixth Range West of the Easterly Line of the State (T9 R6 WELS); Umcolcus Plantation

Villages, Locations and Settlements

Oxbow; the Umcolcus post office was located in T8 R5

Adjacent Towns and Townships

T8 R6 WELS, T9 R5 WELS, T9 R7 WELS, T10 R6 WELS, T10 R7 WELS


Historical USGS Maps of Oxbow, Maine

Stuart's map of the timber lands of Maine. No. 4. (1885)

Stuart's map of the timber lands of Maine. No. 4. (1894)


Swett Cemetery, Oxbow, Me.

Willard Cemetery, Oxbow, Me.

Military Records

World War I Soldiers Index: Oxbow Plantation

General Resources

First Settlers of the Aroostook River Valley: Masardis & Oxbow


Hayden, Elias Henry, "The first settlers of Oxbow, 1839," History of the greater Ashland, Maine, area ([Presque Isle, Me.]: Dena Lynn Winslow, c1983)

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