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Starks, Somerset County

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


1795 from Lower Sandy River Plantation

Previous Designations

Part of the Plymouth Claim (Kennebec Purchase); Lower Sandy River Township; Stark

Residents enumerated in 1790 in "Sandy River from its Mouth to Carrs Plantation"

Boundary Changes

That part of town included in the tract called the Lowell Strip was set off to Industry in 1822

Land was set off to Mercer in 1835 and 1865

Land was set off to Norridgewock in 1907

Villages, Locations and Settlements

Starks, Witham Corner

Adjacent Towns and Townships

Anson, Industry, Madison, Mercer, New Sharon, Norridgewock


Maine Historical Maps: Starks


Abbott Grave, Starks, Me.

Churchill Cemetery, Starks, Me.

Didson Cemetery, Starks, Me.

McLaughlin Cemetery, Starks, Me.

Tupper-Williamson Cemetery, Starks, Me.

Vital Records

Deaths in Norridgewock, Canaan and Adjacent Towns Prior to 1850

Military Records

World War I Soldiers Index: Starks

General Resources

FamilySearch Catalog: Starks, Somerset, Maine

Official Website: Town of Starks


______, A ride on the brick steamer ... a glimpse into Starks' past (Starks, Me.: The Heritage Project, 1979-)

Allen, William, History of the town of Starks: from the first settlement in 1774 to 1869 inclusive ([Anson, Me.: E. Adams], 1974 (Wilton, Me.: Wilton Printed Products))

Hanson, J. W., History of the old towns, Norridgewock and Canaan: comprising Norridgewock, Canaan, Starks, Skowhegan and Bloomfield from their early settlement to the year 1849: including a sketch of the Abnakis Indians (Boston, Mass.: The author, 1849)

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)

Hilton, Ernest W., ed., The people & places of Starks (Starks, Me.: Starks Historical Society, Inc., c1995] (State College, PA: Printed by Jostens))

Peterson, Erland R., A passel of memories (Starks, Me.: E.R. Peterson, c1999 (Dover, N.H.: Printed for Erland R. Peterson by Odyssey Press, Inc.))

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