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Smithfield, Somerset County

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Somerset County (the northerly part of town was set off from Lincoln County to Kennebec County in 1799, to Somerset County in 1809; the southerly part was set off from Kennebec County at the time of incorporation in 1840)


1840 from parts of Mercer, Dearborn (a town later annexed to Waterville), and East Pond Plantation

Previous Designations

Part of the Plymouth Claim (Kennebec Purchase)

Boundary Changes

Part of the Stephen D. Burgess farm was set off to Norridgewock in 1852

Villages, Locations and Settlements

Mount Bett (Mt. Bett), Smithfield, South Smithfield

Adjacent Towns and Townships

Belgrade, Fairfield, Mercer, Norridgewock, Oakland, Rome


Maine Historical Maps: Smithfield

Military Records

World War I Soldiers Index: Smithfield

General Resources

FamilySearch Catalog: Smithfield, Somerset, Maine

Official Website: Town of Smithfield


Duncan, Margaret, comp., "Maine Marriages Performed by Rev. Henry Leach," New England Historical and Genealogical Register, vol. 138 (Boston, Mass.: The Society, 1984) [Rev. Leach a resident of Waterborough (1820), Mercer (1830) Bloomfield (1840), and Smithfield (1850)]

Ferm, Deane William, and Debra Campbell, Smithfield, 1840-1990: Maine's only leap year town (Smithfield, Maine: Published by the Town, c1990)

Groves, Marlene A., comp., Vital records of Smithfield, Maine (Rockport, Me.: Picton Press, 2009)

Haskell, Jessica J., Ella M. Hewins and Georgiana Lilly, comp., [Inscriptions from cemeteries in Smithfield, Maine] (Hallowell, Me.: Mary Kelton Dummer Chapter, D.A.R., [1936?])

Lilly, Georgiana, comp., Records of Dearborn Maine ([Winthrop, Me.: Daughters of the American Revolution, Patience Stanley Chapter, D.A.R., 1937)

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