Maine Places

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Jay, Franklin County

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Franklin County (set off from Cumberland County to Oxford County in 1805 (affirmed part of Oxford County in 1808), to Franklin County in 1838)


1795 from Phipps Canada Plantation

Previous Designations

Rockomeeko (Rockmeeko, Rockameeko, Rockamecco, Arrockaumecook); Phipps Canada

Boundary Changes

Part of Letter A was annexed in 1810

Land was set off to form Canton in 1821; part of that town was annexed in 1823, returned in 1824

Parts of Canton were annexed in 1824 and 1831

Villages, Locations and Settlements

Beans Corner (Bean's Corner, Beans Corners), Chisholm (formerly Otis Falls), Jay, Jay Bridge (former railroad station), Kennedys Corners, North Jay, Riley (formerly Peterson's Rips), Stones Corner

Adjacent Towns and Townships

Canton, Chesterville, Dixfield, Livermore, Livermore Falls, Wilton


Maine Historical Maps: Jay


A Few Cemeteries in Maine

Military Records

World War I Soldiers Index: Jay

Miscellaneous Records

Extracts & Memoranda from Proprietors Records of Phips Canada and from Assessors Records of the Town of Jay

General Resources

FamilySearch Catalog: Jay, Franklin, Maine

Digital Maine: Jay Books

Official Website: Town of Jay

Maine Memory Network: Jay


Cushman, Helen Caldwell, Horizons unlimited: a history of Jay ([Maine]: the author, 1967)

Labonté, Youville, comp., Marriages of St. Rose De Lima, Jay, Me. 1885-1982: and of St. Francis Xavier, Winthrop, Me. 1910-1983 (Lewiston, Me.: Y. LaBonte, 1984)

Lawrence, Benjamin F., History of Jay, Franklin County, Maine (Boston, Mass.: Griffith-Stillings Press, 1912)

Mitchell, H. E., The Jay register, 1905 (Brunswick, Me.: H.E. Mitchell Co., 1905)

Mitchell, Harry Edward, et al., comp., The town register, East Livermore, Livermore, Jay, 1909 (Augusta, Me.: Mitchell Pub. Co., 1909)

Moulton, Virginia Plaisted, A History of Jay, Maine from its Settlement as Phips, Canada (Camden, Me.: Penobscot Press, c1995)

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