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Dover-Foxcroft, Piscataquis County

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Piscataquis County (set off from Lincoln County to Hancock County in 1789, to Penobscot County in 1816, to Piscataquis County in 1838)


1922 (Dover incorporated 1822; Foxcroft incorporated 1812)

Previous Designations (Dover)

Township No. 3, Sixth Range North of Waldo Patent (T3 R6 NWP); Plantation No. 3

Previous Designations (Foxcroft)

Township No. 5, Seventh Range North of Waldo Patent (T5 R7 NWP); one of the Bowdoin College townships

Boundary Changes

Part of Sebec was annexed to Dover in 1818

Land was set off from Foxcroft to Plantation No. 3 (later Dover) in 1818, and to T7 R8 NWP (now Bowerbank) in 1828

Dover and Foxcroft united in 1922 to form Dover-Foxcroft

Villages, Locations and Settlements

Dover-Foxcroft, Dover South Mills, East Dover, Goff Corners (Goffs Corner), Greeley (Greeleys Landing), Hurd Corner, Merrick Square (former post office), Parson Landing, Starbirds (Starbird Siding), Steadman Landing, South Dover, West Dover

Adjacent Towns and Townships

Atkinson, Barnard Township, Bowerbank, Garland, Guilford, Sangerville, Sebec


Maine Historical Maps: Dover-Foxcroft

Military Records

World War I Soldiers Index: Dover

World War I Soldiers Index: Foxcroft


The Piscataquis Observer

Maine Obituaries: The Piscataquis Observer

Dover-Foxcroft Newspapers - from Digital Archives of Thompson Free Library

Vital Records

Some Early Vital Records of Dover

Miscellaneous Resources

Maine Town Reports: Foxcroft

Maine Town Reports: Dover-Foxcroft

General Resources

FamilySearch Catalog: Dover-Foxcroft, Piscataquis, Maine

Official Website: Town of Dover-Foxcroft

Dover-Foxcroft Historical Society

Maine Memory Network: Dover-Foxcroft

Maine Memory Network: Dover

Maine Memory Network: Foxcroft


______, Some Dover-Foxcroft Maine genealogy ([S.l.: s.n., 1997])

Buzzell, Iris, John Arnold, and Leroy Gearl, Family histories of Atkinson, Sebec, Bowerbank and Dover-Foxcroft, Me. ([S.l.: s.n.], 1998)

Keniston, Frank W., Biographies of Dover-Foxcroft (1948)

Lowell, Mary Chandler, Old Foxcroft, Maine: traditions and memories, with family records (Concord, N.H.: Printed by the Rumford Press, c1935)

Mitchell, H. E., The Dover and Foxcroft Register, 1904 (Kent's Hill, Me.: H.E. Mitchell Pub. Co., 1904)

Smith, Edgar C., The early history of Dover and Foxcroft (Dover, Me.: Piscataquis Observer, 1902)

Sprague, John F., Foxcroft, Maine, 1812-1912: proceedings of the centennial celebration, October 1, 1912, (Dover, Me.: J. F. Sprague, 1917)

Stevens, Louis E., Booming!: Dover and Foxcroft from 1881-1892 ([S.l.: L.E. Stevens, 1980-1996] (Newport, Me.? Newport Print Shoppe))

Stevens, Louis E., Dover-Foxcroft: a history (Somersworth, N.H.: Published by New Hampshire Printers, c1995)

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