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Strong, 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)



Previous Designations

Township No. 3, First Range North of Plymouth Claim, West of Kennebec River (T3 R1 NPC WKR); Sandy River Middle Township; Middle Town (Middletown); Reads Town (Readstown, Reedstown)

Boundary Changes

Part of Avon was annexed in 1853

Land was set off to Farmington in 1853, to New Vineyard in 1856

Villages, Locations and Settlements

Jacks Shanty (former railroad station), Maplewood (former railroad station), Porter's Mills (former post office at Strong), South Strong, Strong

Adjacent Towns and Townships

Avon, Farmington, Freeman Township, New Vineyard, Temple


Maine Historical Maps: Strong


A Few Cemeteries in Maine

Military Records

World War I Soldiers Index: Strong

General Resources

FamilySearch Catalog: Strong, Franklin, Maine

Maine Memory Network: Strong


Brackley, Lewis, and Charles Lisherness, comp., Strong, Maine "incorporated 1801": an historical account of a Sandy River settlement ([Strong, Me.]: Strong Historical Society, c1992)

Mitchell, Harry Edward, and E. K. Woodward, comp., New Vineyard and Strong register, 1902 ([Kingfield, Me.: s.n.], 1902 (W.P. Watson, printer))

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