Maine Places

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Chesterville, Franklin County

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Franklin County (set off from Lincoln County to Kennebec County in 1799, to Franklin County in 1838)


1802 from Chester Plantation

Previous Designations

Chester; Chester and Wyman Plantation (Wyman's Plantation, to the south and east of Chester, was incorporated in 1802 as Vienna)

Boundary Changes

Part of Wilton was annexed in 1811, and three lots from Vienna in 1847

The boundary with Vienna was defined in 1852

Villages, Locations and Settlements

Chester (former post office), Chesterville, Chesterville Hill, Farmington Falls (formerly Messee Contee, or Messucontu), North Chesterville (formerly Keith's Mills), South Chesterville (former post office)

Adjacent Towns and Townships

Farmington, Fayette, Jay, New Sharon, Vienna, Wilton


Maine Historical Maps: Chesterville


A Few Cemeteries in Maine

Vital Records

Early Families of Chesterville: Alexander to Gould

Early Families of Chesterville: Hall to Moulton

Early Families of Chesterville: Nason to Young, Plus some additional Misc. Deaths and Marriages

Miscellaneous Resources

Town Officers of Chesterville, 1802-1858

Military Records

World War I Soldiers Index: Chesterville

General Resources

FamilySearch Catalog: Chesterville, Franklin, Maine

Maine Memory Network: Chesterville


______, Inventory of the town and city archives of Maine: no. 4 Franklin County, vol. IV: Chesterville (Portland, Me.: Historical Records Survey, 1939)

______, The Town register, Farmington, Wilton, Chesterville, New Sharon: 1910 (Brunswick, Me.: Maine Map & Register Co., 1910)

Butler, Ben, and Natalie Butler, Father Sewall and his Zion's Hill neighborhood, Chester (Chesterville, Maine), c. 1800 ([Farmington, Me.: Farmington Historical Society, 1967])

Chaney, Josiah B., History of Chesterville, Maine: being in a series of letters or chapters written to his friend, Thomas Merryman of Moline, Illinois: second series with appendix (typescript, 1893)

Lilly, Georgiana H., comp., Chesterville, Maine records ([Hallowell, Me.: Mary Kelton Dummer Chapter, D.A.R., 1940-1941])

Sewall, Oliver, History of Chesterville, Maine (Farmington, Me.: J.S. Swift, 1875)

Whittier, Cindy, et al., Chesterville memories: a bicentennial history scrapbook, 1802-2002 ([Maine: s.n.], 2005 (Portland, Me.: Walch Publishing))

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