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Anson, Somerset County

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



Previous Designations

Township No. 1, First Range North of Plymouth Claim, West of Kennebec River (T1 R1 NPC WKR); Titcombtown; Brookfield

The settlement along the Carrabassett River in this town, New Portland, and Embden, was called Seven Mile Brook Settlement

Boundary Changes

Part of Embden was annexed in 1828, and part of New Vineyard in 1840

Land was set off to Industry in 1823, and to New Portland in 1830

North Anson was set off to form its own town in 1845, but was re-annexed in 1855

Villages, Locations and Settlements

Anson (Anson Lower Village), Dane Corner, Five Corners, North Anson, South Anson (former post office at Anson), West Anson (former post office)

Adjacent Towns and Townships

Embden, Industry, Madison, New Portland, New Vineyard, Starks


Maine Historical Maps: Anson

Military Records

Civil War Soldiers of Madison and Anson Lower Village

General Resources

FamilySearch Catalog: Anson, Somerset, Maine

Maine Memory Network: Anson


______, Old Home Week, Madison and Anson (Maine), August 7-13, 1927 ([S.l.: s.n., 1927)

Ela, David H., comp., Vital records of Anson, Maine: Part 1 ([s.l. ; s.n.], 1975)

Hatch, William Collins, A history of the town of Industry, Franklin County, Maine, from the earliest settlement in 1787 down to the present time, embracing the cessions of New Sharon, New Vineyard, Anson, and Stark (Farmington, Me.: Press of Knowlton, McLeary & Co., 1893)

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