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Peru, Oxford County

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Oxford County (set off from Cumberland County in 1805)


1812 as Plantation No. 1



Previous Designations

Township No. 1, South of the Androscoggin River (often said to be "West of the Androscoggin River"); Partridgetown; Thompsontown

The town comprises Lunt's Upper and Lower Grants, Thompson's Grant, Fox Grant, Peck's Grant (Widgery Grant), and Milton Academy Grant

Boundary Changes

Land set off to Hartford in 1807, and to Rumford in 1825

Part of Canton was annexed in 1859

Land was set off to Rumford in 1895

Most of Franklin Plantation (organized in 1842 from part of Township No. 2) was annexed in 1899, the remainder set off to Rumford

Villages, Locations and Settlements

Dickvale (Brooklyn), East Peru, Peru, West Peru, Worthley (former railroad station at East Peru), Worthley Pond

Adjacent Towns and Townships

Canton, Dixfield, Hartford, Mexico, Milton Township, Rumford, Sumner, Woodstock


Maine Historical Maps: Peru

The Original Purchase of Peru

Census Records

Residents of Peru at the Time of Its Incorporation, 1821

1837 Maine Surplus Revenue Census (Township No. 2)

Military Records

World War I Soldiers Index: Peru

Miscellaneous Resources

History of the Peru Baptist Church

General Resources

FamilySearch Catalog: Peru, Oxford, Maine

MEGenWeb Project: Peru

Maine Memory Network: Peru


Aydelott, Kathrine C., "Darius Andrews of Sumner, Maine: A Descent from Henry Andrews of Taunton, Massachusetts" (University of New Hampshire Scholars' Repository, 2022)

Aydelott, Kathrine C., "Darius Andrews of Sumner, Maine: An Update

" (University of New Hampshire Scholars' Repository, 2023)

Mitchell, Harry Edward, The Mexico, Peru and Hartford Town Register, 1905 (Brunswick, Me.: H.E. Mitchell Co., 1905)

Turner, Hollis, The History of Peru in the County of Oxford and State of Maine from 1789 to 1911 ([Augusta, Me.: Press of the Maine Farmer Pub. Co., 1912)

Vaughn, Mary Searles, A History of the Town of Peru, Maine (Rumford, Me.: Rumford Publishing Co., 1971)

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