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Buckfield, Oxford County

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Oxford County (set off from Cumberland County in 1805)


1793 from Bucktown Plantation

Previous Designations

Bucktown; No. 5 (Number Five)

Boundary Changes

Land set off to Hebron when that town's boundaries were corrected in 1804, and to Paris in 1828

Eight estates in Hartford were annexed in 1856, and additional land in 1862

Part of Sumner was annexed in 1856

"By an act of the legislature this year [1865], Stephen Spaulding of Sumner, together with his real estate, was set off from that town and annexed to Buckfield." [Cole and Whitman, History of Buckfield (1915), p. 427] As Spaulding was enumerated in Buckfield in 1860, it is possible that the 1856 annexation is here referred to

Villages, Locations and Settlements

East Buckfield (formerly Federal Corner), Buckfield (formerly Record's Mills, Buckfield Mills, Buckfield Village), North Buckfield, West Buckfield (former post office)

Adjacent Towns and Townships

Hartford, Hebron, Paris, Sumner, Turner, West Paris


Maine Historical Maps: Buckfield


Surnames A-H

Surnames J-Z

Directions to the Small Cemeteries in Buckfield, Maine

Vital Records

Some Buckfield Family Records

Necrology of Mrs. Emma A. Mason of Buckfield, 1867-1901

Miscellaneous Resources

Buckfield Taxpayers, 1797

History of the Buckfield Baptist Church

General Resources

FamilySearch Catalog: Buckfield, Oxford, Maine

Official Website: Town of Buckfield

Digital Maine: Buckfield Books

Maine Memory Network: Buckfield


______, A Pictorial History of Buckfield, Maine, 1776-1976 (Buckfield, Me.: The Bicentennial Committee, 1976)

______, History of Buckfield, Maine 1900-2000 (Buckfield, Me.: Buckfield Historical Society, c2001)

______, Leading business men of Lewiston, Augusta and vicinity: embracing also, Auburn, Gardiner, Waterville, Oakland, Dexter, Fairfield, Skowhegan, Hallowell, Richmond, Bath, Brunswick, Freeport, Canton, Buckfield, Mechanic Falls, South Paris, Norway, Farmington and Winthrop with an historical sketch of each place, illustrated (Boston: Mercantile Pub. Co., 1889, c1888)

Cole, Alfred, and Charles F. Whitman, A history of Buckfield, Oxford County, Maine : from the earliest explorations to the close of the year 1900 (Buckfield, Me.: [s.n.], 1915)

Mitchell, Harry Edward, Woodstock, Sumner and Buckfield Town Register, 1905 (Brunswick, Me., The H. E. Mitchell co., 1905)

Washburn, Julia Constantia Chase, Records of the descendants of Rev. Nathaniel Chase, of Buckfield, Maine : with a brief account of his ancestors : also records of some of the descendants of Edmund Chase of Minot, Maine (Augusta, Me.: T.F. Murphy's Job Printing Office, 1878)

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