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Farmington, Franklin, ME
Farmington, a town in Franklin County and the seat of county government, incorporated on February 1, 1794 from the existing Sandy River Plantation.
(Not to be confused with the current Sandy River Plantation, 35 miles to the northwest.)
It later annexed land from Industry in 1850 and from Strong in 1853.
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1839 - Farmington
County town of Franklin county. This very beautiful town lies 29 miles N.W. from Augusta, and is watered by Sandy and Little Norridgewock rivers. At the union of these rivers are excellent mill privileges, and a delightful village, the seat of justice. Farther up the Sandy, about 5 miles, is another beautiful village, the seat of a flourishing academy. The soil of Farmington being of a superior quality, the inhabitants are induced to devote much attention to agricultural pursuits; yet it is a place of some manufactures and considerable trade in lumber and other merchandize. The agricultural products of Farmington are various and valuable. In 1837 it produced 12,406 bushels of as good wheat as ever grew on the banks of the Ohio. Incorporated, 1794. Population, 1837, 2,507.
The New England Gazetteer containing descriptions of all the states, counties and towns in New England: also descriptions of the principal mountains, rivers lakes, capes, bays, harbors, islands and fashionable resorts within that territory. Alphabetically arranged. By John Hayward, author of the Columbian Traveller, Religious Creeds, &c. &c. Boston: John Hayward. Boyd & White, Concord, N.H. 1839
1854 - Farmington
Farmington, a post-township of Franklin county, Maine, 80 miles N. W. from Augusta. Population, 2725. It contains a village of its own name.
A New and Complete Gazetteer of the United States: Giving a Full and Comprehensive Review of the Present Condition, Industry, and Resources of the American Confederacy ... Thomas Baldwin (of Philadelphia.) Joseph Thomas January 1, 1854 Philadelphia : Lippincott, Grambo & Company 1854.
FARMINGTON, a township of Franklin co., in the state of Maine, U.S., 32 m. NW of Augusta. Pop. in 1840, 2,613. The village is situated at the junction of Sandy and Little Norridgewock rivers.
A Gazetteer of the World: Or, Dictionary of Geographical Knowledge, Publisher A. Fullarton, 1859
1886 - Farmington
Farmington, the shire town of Franklin County, is situated near its southern part. It is 10 miles long and 7 wide at the northern part. The area is 27,000 acres. Sandy River runs through it from north to south, dividing into nearly equal parts. The other large water-courses are Wilson's Stream and Beaver Dam Brook. There are numerous small streams and springs in every part of the town. Some of the high lands, particularly in the northern part, are somewhat rocky and difficult to cultivate; but the soil is generally easily worked and fertile, especially in the intervals and adjacent uplands. The first, however, afford excellent pasturage, and are decked in their season with numerous flocks of sheep. Hay and wool are the principal agricultural exports. Orchards of apple and other fruit-trees abound. Powder House Hill, just above Farmington Village, is the most notable eminence. There are several others, but none of great height. Limestone of poor quality exists in several places, but... Read MORE...
1889 - Farmington
In a secluded, yet easily accessible region of the Garden State, lies one of the most beautiful and attractive towns of New England. Farmington has long been known and sought by lovers of nature for its rare and unique charms. Situated in the southern part of Franklin County, of which it. is the shire town, it is reached directly by the Maine Central Railroad, of which it is the terminus, being about ninety-five miles distant from Portland. It is also the southern terminus of the Sandy River Railroad, being the central station and starting-place for all the Io¾rely region between it and the Rangely Lakes. It is a large town, being about ten miles in length and seven in breadth, containing twenty-seven thousand square acres of unusually fertile soil. When it was first settled it received its name Far- mington because of its great fertility of soil and great ad vantages for farming. The chief products of the soil, since an early period, have been hay and wool. The Sandy River runs... Read MORE...
1890 - August 7 - Stationary Traveling.
Thoreau believed, or sometimes talked as if he believed, that everything was to be found in Concord. There was no great occasion for traveling, he thought. If you really needed to see anything, you had only to stay at home, and in due time it would come to you.
This was somewhat whimsical, and no one was better aware of the fact than Thoreau himself, who loved a paradox as other men love a dinner. But one of our exchanges knows of a man who seems to have been a pretty wide traveler without ever having been away from home.
He has lived in two states, in three counties and in three towns, and yet he has always lived where he was born. The facts of the case are these:
Charles Graham was born in the state of Massachusetts, town of New Vineyard, and county of Kennebec, the 28th day of May, 1819. In 1820 that part of Massachusetts was incorporated or set off as Maine. He still lived in New Vineyard, Kennebec county, but in Maine instead of Massachusetts.
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1895 - Farmington
Farmington, a post-village, capital of Franklin co., Me, in Farmington township, on the Sandy River, 43 miles by rail N. of Lewiston, and 29 miles (direct) N.W. of Augusta. It is the northern terminus of the Androscoggin division of the Maine Central Railroad, 83 miles N. of Port land. It contains a court-house, 4 churches, a national bank, a savings-bank, a trust company, the Western Maine Normal School, a newspaper office, the Abbott Family School, several wood-turning factories, and manufactures of carriages. Quarries of slate have been opened in this township. Pop, in 1890, 1243; of the township, 3207.
Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ... Joseph Thomas January 1, 1895 J.B. Lippincott
Farmington, a banking post-village, capital of Franklin co., Me., in Farmington township (town), on the Sandy River, 35 miles NW. of Augusta, on the Maine Central and the Sandy River Rs. It contains a court-house, a state normal school, and the Abbott Family School, and has various manufactures. Quarries of slate have been opened in the town. Pop. in 1900, 1251 ; of the town, 3288.
Lippincotts New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns, Resorts, Islands, Rivers, Mountains, Seas, Lakes, Etc., in Every Portion of the Globe, Part 1 Angelo Heilprin Louis Heilprin - January 1, 1916 J.B. Lippincott - Publisher
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Ancestors Who Were Born or Died in Farmington, Maine, USAWe currently have information about ancestors who were born or died in Farmington.
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Stephen TITCOMB (3 October 1752, Kennebunkport, Maine, USA - 25 December 1847, Farmington, Maine, USA)
Thomas HISCOCK (25 October 1753, Nobleboro, Maine, USA (Nobleborough) - 24 May 1827 , Farmington, Maine, USA)
Anna KNOWLTON (21 August 1759 , Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA - 1 April 1846, Farmington, Maine, USA)
Otis CORBETT (5 October 1778, Farmington, Maine, USA - 16 April 1860, Strong, Maine, USA)
Jeremiah BUTLER (22 April 1780, - 10 July 1851, Farmington, Maine, USA)
Joseph HISCOCK (9 December 1780, Nobleboro, Maine, USA (Nobleborough) - 24 May 1857, Farmington, Maine, USA)
Zachariah BUTTERFIELD (7 October 1782, Dunstable, Massachusetts, USA - 22 November 1866, Farmington, Maine, USA)
Martha HISCOCK (21 March 1782, Nobleboro, Maine, USA (Nobleborough) - 13 February 1788, Farmington, Maine, USA)
Elizabeth (Betsey) UNKNOWN (1784, , Maine, USA - 18 August 1866, Farmington, Maine, USA)
Ancestors Who Were Married in Farmington, Maine, USAWe currently have information about ancestors who were married in Farmington.
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Otis CORBETT (5 October 1778 - 16 April 1860) and Hannah HISCOCK (12 August 1785 - 9 December 1834) married 16 June 1803
Samuel CORBETT (23 March 1815 - 13 December 1890) and Abigail M BROOKS ( - ) married 13 February 1838
William CORBETT (7 March 1819 - 5 January 1894) and Mary Jane SMITH (1 January 1833 - 1 June 1917) married 21 June 1851
Warren Richard HISCOCK (HITCHCOCK) (14 June 1850 - 14 December 1903) and Henrietta Belfield HAY (25 January 1858 - 20 January 1904) married 2 January 1875
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