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Industry, Franklin County

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Franklin County (set off from Lincoln County to Kennebec County in 1799, to Somerset County in 1809, to Franklin County in 1838)


1799 as Industry Plantation, together with the "River Settlement" (now Mercer)



Previous Designations

The southerly part of the town lies in the Plymouth Claim (Kennebec Purchase); Back Settlement

In 1800, residents were enumerated in "Plymouth Gore adjoining Sandy River"

Boundary Changes

That part of New Vineyard called New Vineyard Gore was annexed in 1815; additional land from that town was annexed in 1844

Part of New Sharon was annexed in 1813, a few lots in Starks from the Lowell Strip in 1822, and part of Anson in 1823

The western part of the New Vineyard Gore was set off to Farmington in 1850

Land was set off to New Sharon in 1852

Villages, Locations and Settlements

Allens Mills (Allen's Mills), Goodrich Corner, West Industry (later North Industry, a former post office), West Mills (West's Mills)

Adjacent Towns and Townships

Anson, Farmington, New Sharon, New Vineyard, Starks


Maine Historical Maps: Industry


A Few Cemeteries in Maine

Vital Records

Record of Marriages by Cornelius Norton, Jr., of Industry

Miscellaneous Resources

Voters in Industry, 1855

Military Records

World War I Soldiers Index: Industry

General Resources

FamilySearch Catalog: Industry, Franklin, Maine

Official Website: Town of Industry (Facebook)

Maine Memory Network: Industry


Allen, William, History of Industry, Maine: from the first settlement in 1791 (Skowhegan Me.: Smith & Emery, printers, 1869)

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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