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Palmyra, Somerset County

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Somerset County (set off from Lincoln County to Kennebec County in 1799, to Somerset County in 1809)



Prior Designations

Township No. 5, Third Range North of Waldo Patent (T5 R3 NWP); Sheppardstown

Boundary Changes

Land was set off to Warsaw (now Pittsfield) in 1824, and additional land was set off to that town in 1828

Villages, Locations and Settlements

Bog Corner, Dogtown, Goodwin Corner, Hurd Corner, Marsh Corner, Miles Corner, Miller Corner, Palmyra, Sanborn Corner, Thompson, West Palmyra

Adjacent Towns and Townships

Detroit, Hartland, Newport, Pittsfield, Plymouth, St. Albans


Maine Historical Maps: Palmyra

Vital Records

Palmyra, Maine Township Records

Military Records

World War I Soldiers Index: Palmyra

General Resources

FamilySearch Catalog: Palmyra, Somerset, Maine

Official Website: Town of Palmyra

Palmyra Historical Society


______, The East Somerset County Register, 1911-1912 (Auburn, Me.: Chatto & Turner, 1912)

______, Sesquicentennial Palmyra, Maine 1807-1957 ([Pittsfield, Me.]: Press of Pittsfield Advertiser, 1957)

______, Palmyra 175th anniversary 1807-1982 ([Palmyra, Me.: Town of Palmyra], 1982)

Fish, John L., "Coming of Early Settlers to Palmyra," Lewiston Journal Magazine Section, 12 and 19 Feb. 1927

Ireland, Genevieve Rogers Weeks, A compilation of data on the early history and people of Palmyra, Maine (Shrewsbury, Mass.: G. R. W. Ireland, 1980, [c1981])

Knowles, Ruth M., Warren's four towns: St. Albans, Hartland, Palmyra, Corinna ([St. Albans, Me.]: R.M. Knowles, c1988)

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