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Plymouth, Maine, USA -

Plymouth, Penobscot, ME

Plymouth is a town in Penobscot County, incorporated on February 21, 1826 from township T5 R2 NWP and parts of Etna, and named for Plymouth, Massachusetts, which was named for Plymouth, England.

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1839 - Plymouth
Plymouth, Maine
Penobscot county. This is a fine township of land, watered by beautiful ponds, and a valuable branch of Sebasticook river. It lies 45 miles N.E. from Augusta and 23 W. from Bangor. Wheat crop, 1837, 4,530 bushels. Population, same year, 791. Incorporated, 1826.
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
1885 - BURNED IN HER HOUSE.
BANGOR, Me., Aug. 31. - A neighbor of Mrs. Hannah Gibson, a widow who lived alone in Plymouth, while on his way to catch an early train Friday morning found Mrs. Gibson's house burned to the ground and the body of that lady in the ruins. It is thought that Walter Paine, an insane nephew of Mrs. Gibson, set the house on fire. He was taken to the insane hospital at Augusta this morning.
The New York Times
New York, New York
September 1, 1885
1886 - Plymouth
Plymouth lies at the south-western angle of Penobscot County, 20 miles west of Bangor. It is bounded on the north by Newport, east by Etna, south by Dixmont, and by Troy in Waldo County, and west by Detroit in Somerset County. The space southwest of the centre of the town is pretty much occupied by Plymouth and Little ponds, which also receives the waters of a pond in Dixmont, and discharge through Martin Stream into the Sebasticook in the northwest part of the town. On this stream are five powers, all improved except one. The principal falls are at Plymouth Village, near the centre of the town. The manufactures consist of cloth, lumber, furniture, carriages, fumigators, leather, etc. The basin of the ponds which supply these powers is about one half covered by forest. The area of the reservoirs is at present some 1,800 acres. The height of dams might easily be so increased that from this storage the gross power of the series of falls, at 15 feet each, would be 486 horse-power, or... Read MORE...

1895 - Plymouth
Plymouth, a post-village in Plymouth township, Penobscot co, Me, about 22 miles W. by S. of Bangor, and 3 miles S. of East Newport Station on the Maine Central Railroad. It has a church, a grist-mill, and a saw-mill. Pop. of the township, 941.
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
1906
Plymouth, a post-village in Plymouth township (town), Penobscot co., Me., 22 miles W. by S. of Bangor. It has carding and other mills. Pop. of the town in 1900, 658.
Lippincott's New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns ... in Every Portion of the Globe Publisher J.B. Lippincott Company, 1906
2023 - Here's a list of places to go and things to do in Plymouth, Maine:
Plymouth Pond:

Start your journey with a visit to Plymouth Pond, a serene and picturesque body of water. It's perfect for kayaking, canoeing, or just relaxing by the shore. The calm waters make it an excellent spot for fishing as well.

Plymouth Historical Society:

Learn about the history of this charming town by visiting the Plymouth Historical Society. You'll find fascinating artifacts and exhibits that depict the life and times of Plymouth's past.

Dexter Historical Society Museum:

Located nearby in Dexter, this museum is a treasure trove of local history. It's a great place to discover the rich heritage of the region, including exhibits on lumbering, farming, and early industry.

Outdoor Adventures:

Explore the natural beauty of Plymouth by hiking, bird-watching, or wildlife photography. Places like the Plymouth Woods and Eastern Maine Wildlife Management Area are fantastic for outdoor enthusiasts.

Golf at Foxcroft Golf Club:

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