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Maine Resource Guide: Pittsfield, Somerset County

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County

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


Organized

1815 as Sebasticook Plantation


Incorporated

1819 as Warsaw; name changed to Pittsfield in 1824


Previous Designations

Part of the Plymouth Claim (Kennebec Purchase); Plymouth Gore; Upper Sebasticook Settlement; Sebasticook


Boundary Changes

That part of town lying south and east of the Sebasticook River was set off to Twenty-five Mile Pond Plantation (now Burnham) in 1821

Land was set off to Canaan in 1824

Part of Palmyra was annexed in 1824

Two estates were set off to Clinton in 1830

Part of Detroit was annexed in 1855


Villages, Locations and Settlements

Burton Corner, East Pittsfield (former post office at Pittsfield), Emerson Corner, Half Way (former railroad station), Mosher Corner, Nash Corner, Phillips Corner, Pittsfield, South Pittsfield (former post office), Tilton Corner, Waverly, Weeks Corner, West Pittsfield (former post office)


Adjacent Towns and Townships

Burnham, Canaan, Clinton, Detroit, Hartland, Palmyra


Maps

Maine Historical Maps: Pittsfield


Newspapers

Pittsfield Newspapers — at Digital Archives at Pittsfield Public Library


Vital Records

Deaths of Aged Persons in Gardiner and Pittston


Military Records

World War I Soldiers Index: Pittsfield


General Resources

FamilySearch Catalog: Pittsfield, Somerset, Maine

Official Website: Town of Pittsfield

Pittsfield Town Meeting Records and Selectmen's Reports — at Digital Archives at Pittsfield Public Library

Maine Memory Network: Pittsfield


Bibliography

______, Pittsfield sesquicentennial, 1819-1969 ([Pittsfield, Me.: s.n.], 1969)

Cook, Sanger Mills, Pittsfield on the Sebasticook (Bangor, Me., Printed by Furbush-Roberts Print. Co. [1966])

Mitchell, Harry Edward, et al., comp., The Pittsfield register, 1904 (Kent's Hill, Me.: H.E. Mitchell Publishing Co., 1904)

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