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Presque Isle, Aroostook County

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Aroostook County (set off from Washington County in 1839)


1859 from Presque Isle Plantation

Incorporated as a City


Previous Designations

Townships Letter F and G, Second Range West of the Easterly Line of the State (TF R2 WELS and TG R2 WELS)

Boundary Changes

Plantation Letter G, Second Range, was set off from Presque Isle Plantation and organized in 1852

The town of Maysville (incorporated in 1859) was annexed in 1883

Villages, Locations and Settlements

Aroostook Farm (former railroad station), Caribou Road, East Maysville (former post office), English (former railroad station), Goddings (former railroad station), Maysville, Maysville Center (former post office), Parkhurst, Perry (former railroad station), Phair, Presque Isle, Presque Isle Junction, Rands, Riverview (former railroad station), Saunders (former railroad station), Sawyer Corner, Scott (former railroad station), South Presque Isle (former post office), Spragueville, Washburn Junction

Adjacent Towns and Townships

Caribou, Chapman, Easton, Fort Fairfield, Mapleton, Washburn, Westfield


Maine Historical Maps: Presque Isle

Cemetery Records

Fairmount Cemetery

Census Records

1837 Maine Surplus Revenue Census

Military Records

World War I Soldiers Index: Presque Isle

Presque Isle and Mayville Civil War Soldiers


Aroostook Republican and The Star-Herald

Maine Obituaries: Aroostook Weeklies

Presque Isle Newspapers - from Digital Archives of Mark & Emily Turner Memorial Public Library

General Resources

First Settlers of the Aroostook River Valley: Presque Isle

FamilySearch Catalog: Presque Isle, Aroostook, Maine

Official Website: City of Presque Isle

Maine Memory Network: Presque Isle

Maine Memory Network: Maysville

Maine Memory Network: Spragueville

Maine Community Heritage Project: Presque Isle


______, Houlton, Presque Isle, Fort Fairfield and Caribou directory, 1900 (Boston, Mass.: A. B. Sparrow, 1900)

______, Presque Isle, 1820-1920 ([Presque Isle, Me.? : s.n., 1920?])

______, Presque Isle Centurama: Presque Isle Maine's 100 yrs of history; historical commemorative spectacle ([Presque Isle?: Presque Isle Civic Roundtable, Inc.?, 1959?])

Bacon, George Fox, Northern Maine, its points of interest and its representative business men, embracing Houlton, Presque Isle, Caribou, Ft. Fairfield, Danforth, Lincoln, Mattawamkeag, Winn and Kingman (Newark, N. J., Glenwood Publishing Company, 1891)

Clark, Marilyn, William Clark Ketcham, and Dale Steinhauer, 125th Birthday Committee presents "City of Presque Isle: 125th historical booklet, 1859-1984" ([Presque Isle, Me.?: Presque Isle Area Chamber of Commerce], c1984)

Graves, Laila, "Glimpses of our local history," Presque Isle Star Herald, 27 June 1984

Graves, Richard A., III, Forgotten times : Presque Isle's first 150 years (Presque Isle, Me. : The Author, c2006 (Presque Isle : Northeast Publishing))

Hodshon, Gail, A general history of events on Main Street in Presque Isle ([Presque Isle, Me.] : The Author, 1983)

Mitchell, Harry Edward, et al., comp., The Presque Isle register (Brunswick, Me.: H.E. Mitchell Pub., 1904)

Park, Rev. George M., [Presque Isle history] (typescript, c1916)

Patten, Roland T., comp., Important data in the history of Presque Isle ([Presque Isle, Me.?: Star-Herald Pub. Co., 1932?)

Steinhauer, Dale R., ed., Pioneer Presque Isle : to 1859 (Presque Isle, Me. : 125th Anniversary Committee, 1984)

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