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The Forks Plantation, Somerset County

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


1859 for election purposes; successor to former plantation organized in 1895

Previous Designations

Township No. 1, Fourth Range Bingham's Kennebec Purchase, East of Kennebec River (T1 R4 BKP EKR); Pleasant Pond Plantation

Villages, Locations and Settlements

Lake Moxie, Mosquito (former railroad station), Moxie Corner, Pleasant Pond, The Forks, Troutdale

Adjacent Towns and Townships

Bald Mountain Township, Bowtown Township, Caratunk, East Moxie Township, Moxie Gore, West Forks Plantation


Maine Historical Maps: The Forks Plantation

Census Records

1837 Maine Surplus Revenue Census

Military Records

World War I Soldiers Index: The Forks Plantation

General Resources

FamilySearch Catalog: The Forks, Somerset, Maine


Solem-Stull, Barbara, The Forks: A Brief History of the Area (Medford, N. J.: Plexus Publishing, Inc., 2002)

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