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History of Frenchville, Maine, USA

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Frenchville, Maine, USA

Frenchville, Aroostook, Maine, USA
Frenchville is a town in Aroostook County, incorporated on February 23, 1869 under the name Dickeyville. The name was change to Frenchville on January 26, 1871 in recognition of the French-Acadian population of the town...

http://maineanencyclopedia.com/frenchville/

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  • 1785 Frenchville - What is today Frenchville (and Upper Frenchville) was originally part of what was called Chautauqua or Chateaugay, which included both north and south banks of the St.John where Frenchville and Baker Brook now stand.
    It was at the upper reaches of the Madawaska Settlement, which was settled mostly by the descendants of Acadian refugees from about 1785 onward,...Read MORE...


  • Frenchville - Prior to 1830 it this entire area was referred to as Ste-Emilie, after the chapel, built in 1826 and served by priests who travelled from Saint Basile.

    www.upperstjohn.com/ aroostook/ frenchville.htm

  • 1830 Frenchville - From about 1830 to 1843 it was referred to as Ste-Luce, after the newly renamed chapel; the name change was apparently ordered by the Bishop of Québec.

    www.upperstjohn.com/ aroostook/ frenchville.htm

  • 1843 Frenchville - Sometime after 1843 Frenchville came to be known informally as Dionne plantation
    named for Father Henri Dionne, who built there the first Catholic church in 1843 - Ste-Luce - on the site of the old chapel. Father Dionne served the ...Read MORE...


  • 1869 Frenchville - It was incorporated Feb. 23, 1869, under the name of Dickeyville, in honor of Hon. William Dickey, of Fort Kent.

    www.upperstjohn.com/ aroostook/ frenchville.htm

  • 1871 Frenchville - The name was changed Jan. 26, 1871, [to Frenchville] to indicate the nationality of the inhabitants.

    www.upperstjohn.com/ aroostook/ frenchville.htm

  • 1886 - Frenchville
    Frenchville lies on the southern bank of the St. John River, in the north-eastern part of Aroostook County, 110 miles north-east of Hoititon. It is...Read MORE...


  • Frenchville, Maine, USA
    Frenchville Railroad Depot
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  • Frenchville, Maine, USA
    Church - Upper Frenchville
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  • 1916
    Frenchville, a post-township (town) of Aroostook co., Me. The banking point is Caribou. Pop. in 1900, 1316.
    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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  • 1785 Frenchville - What is today Frenchville (and Upper Frenchville) was originally part of what was called Chautauqua or Chateaugay, which included both north and south banks of the St.John where Frenchville and Baker Brook now stand.
    It was at the upper reaches of the Madawaska Settlement, which was settled mostly by the descendants of Acadian refugees from about 1785 onward,... Read MORE...

  • Frenchville - Prior to 1830 it this entire area was referred to as Ste-Emilie, after the chapel, built in 1826 and served by priests who travelled from Saint Basile.

    www.upperstjohn.com/ aroostook/ frenchville.htm
  • 1830 Frenchville - From about 1830 to 1843 it was referred to as Ste-Luce, after the newly renamed chapel; the name change was apparently ordered by the Bishop of Québec.

    www.upperstjohn.com/ aroostook/ frenchville.htm
  • 1843 Frenchville - Sometime after 1843 Frenchville came to be known informally as Dionne plantation
    named for Father Henri Dionne, who built there the first Catholic church in 1843 - Ste-Luce - on the site of the old chapel. Father Dionne served the ... Read MORE...

  • 1869 Frenchville - It was incorporated Feb. 23, 1869, under the name of Dickeyville, in honor of Hon. William Dickey, of Fort Kent.

    www.upperstjohn.com/ aroostook/ frenchville.htm
  • 1871 Frenchville - The name was changed Jan. 26, 1871, [to Frenchville] to indicate the nationality of the inhabitants.

    www.upperstjohn.com/ aroostook/ frenchville.htm
  • 1886 - Frenchville
    Frenchville lies on the southern bank of the St. John River, in the north-eastern part of Aroostook County, 110 miles north-east of Hoititon. It is... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Frenchville, a post-township (town) of Aroostook co., Me. The banking point is Caribou. Pop. in 1900, 1316.
    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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