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Mercer, Somerset County

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


1799 as Industry Plantation, together with the "Back Settlement," now the town of Industry



Previous Designations

Part of the Plymouth Claim (Kennebec Purchase); River Settlement

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

Boundary Changes

Parts of Starks were annexed in 1835 and 1865

Part was set off to form Smithfield in 1840

Part was set off to New Sharon in 1840, and to Norridgewock in 1849 and 1852

Villages, Locations and Settlements

East Mercer, Mercer

Adjacent Towns and Townships

New Sharon, Norridgewock, Rome, Smithfield, Starks


Maine Historical Maps: Mercer


Ladd-Bacon Cemetery, Mercer, Me.

Gray Cemetery, Mercer, Me.

Hinkley Cemetery, Mercer, Me.

Mercer Village Cemetery, Mercer, Me.

Church Records

Church Records Mercer Circuit, 1879-1907

Records of the Congregationalist Church of Christ in Mercer, 1822

Mercer Congregational Church Records, 1833-1877

Military Records

World War I Soldiers Index: Mercer

General Resources

FamilySearch Catalog: Mercer, Somerset, Maine

Official Website: Town of Mercer

Digital Maine: Mercer Books

Maine Memory Network: Mercer


Allen, William, History of Mercer, Maine ([Mercer, Me.: Mercer Historical Society, 1990?])

Duncan, Margaret, comp., "Maine Marriages Performed by Rev. Henry Leach," New England Historical and Genealogical Register, vol. 138 (Boston, Mass.: The Society, 1984) [Rev. Leach a resident of Waterborough (1820), Mercer (1830) Bloomfield (1840), and Smithfield (1850)]

Fenton, Frances, ed., Pictures and people of Mercer, Maine 1804-1985 ([Mercer, Me.: The Society, 1985?])

Groves, Marlene A., comp., Vital records of Mercer, Maine (Rockport, Me.: Picton Press, 2009)

Mitchell, Harry Edward, comp., Mercer register, 1903 ([Brunswick, Me.: H.E. Mitchell Pub. Co.], 1903)

Smith, Harold Owens, The history of Mercer, Maine, 1782-1974 ([s.l.]: Smith, c1977)

Thompson, John, (Josiah H. Thompson, comp.), Autobiography of Deacon John Thompson, of Mercer, Maine, with genealogical notes of his descendants (Farmington, Me.: Franklin Journal Co., printers, 1920)

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