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Eliot, Maine, USA - Garrison House - Eliot, Me. The Neall - 1610-1802

Eliot, York, ME

Eliot, an old New England town with a rural landscape is ideally located along the northern shore of the Piscataqua River. Eliot was once a part of Kittery known as the Upper Parish but incorporated as an independent town in 1810...

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Garrison House - Eliot, Me.
The Neall - 1610-1802
Eliot, Maine, USA

Garrison House - Eliot, Me.
The Neall - 1610-1802
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Eliot, Maine, USA

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Eliot, Maine, USA

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McDaniel's Store & Luncheonette, Farmer's Corner, Eliot, Maine
Eliot, Maine, USA

McDaniel's Store & Luncheonette, Farmer's Corner, Eliot, Maine

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1839 - Elliot
Elliot, Maine
York county. This town lies on the N.W. of Kittery, of which it constituted a part until 1810. It adjoins Salmon Fall river on the S.W., by which it is separated from New Hampshire—and is bounded N. by South Berwick, and E. by York. It is a good farming town and probably contains as great a proportion of valuable tillage land as any in the county according to size. Population, 1837, 1,859. Elliot is 108 miles S.W. from Augusta.
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
1886 - Eliot
Eliot, situated in the north-western part of York County, on the eastern bank of Piscataquis River, was incorporated under its present name in 1810. Previously to this it was the north parish of Kittery, and bore the name of Sturgeon Creek. Walter Neal, as the agent of Gorges and Mason, made grants of land here in 1632; and it is thought to have had settlers a little before this date. One of the earliest settlers of whom we have a definite account was Nicholas Frost, who settled at Sturgeon Creek about 1636. He filled various offices of the town, and died in 1663 at the age of seventy-four years. lie has many descendants, several of whom have been eminent in their generation. Other early settlers were the Hills, who came about 1670 or 1680; Anthony Emery, who came before 1652, as he was one of the selectmen in that year; James Tobey came about 1675, receiving a town grant in 1687, and was killed by the Indians about 1705; John Heard, was an early settler and a noted school-teacher in... Read MORE...

1895 - Elliot
El'liot, a hamlet of York co, Me, in Elliot township, on the Piscataqua River, about 5 miles N. of Portsmouth. The township is intersected by the Portsmouth, Saco & Portland Railroad. It produces hay, potatoes, and apples, and has some manufactures of bricks. Pop. 1463.
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 - Eliot
Eliot, a post-township (town) of York co., Me. Pop. in 1900, 1458. It has manufactures of bricks, etc.
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 are some of the best places to visit and things to do in the Eliot, Maine area:
Puddle Dock Pond:

Start your visit to Eliot with a peaceful stop at Puddle Dock Pond. This picturesque pond is surrounded by walking trails, making it a great place for a leisurely stroll, birdwatching, or a picnic.

Hiking at Cutts Island Trail:

If you're a nature enthusiast, head to Cutts Island Trail. This scenic trail offers a relatively easy hike through lush forests, leading to stunning views of the surrounding marshes and the Piscataqua River.

Great Works Regional Land Trust:

Eliot is home to the Great Works Regional Land Trust, which manages several conservation areas. These properties offer opportunities for hiking, birding, and nature observation. Check their website for trail maps and information on guided hikes.

Piscataqua River:

Enjoy some time by the water on the Piscataqua River. You can fish, kayak, or simply relax and take in the beautiful views. There are local outfitters that offer kayak rentals if you don't have your own equipment.

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Ancestors Who Were Born or Died in Eliot, Maine, USA

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male ancestorEdward WEYMOUTH (1639, Kittery, Maine, USA - 1718, Eliot, Maine, USA)
male ancestorJohn HEARD (24 February 1667, Eliot, Maine, USA - 6 January 1752, Eliot, Maine, USA)
female ancestorPhoebe LITTLEFIELD (1668, Wells, Maine, USA - 4 July 1697, Eliot, Maine, USA)
male ancestorSamuel FERNALD (9 March 1675, Eliot, Maine, USA - 20 February 1746, Kittery, Maine, USA)
male ancestorJohn HILL (17 June 1767, Kittery, Maine, USA - 8 October 1852, Eliot, Maine, USA)
male ancestorJoseph HAMMOND (19 January 1678, Eliot, Maine, USA - 26 January 1753, Kittery, Maine, USA)
female ancestorPriscilla ROGERS (1682, Eliot, Maine, USA - 1716, Kittery, Maine, USA)
male ancestorMichael KENNARD (1689, Eliot, Maine, USA - 1 July 1766, Eliot, Maine, USA)
male ancestorNathan BARTLETT (23 December 1691, Newbury, Massachusetts, USA - 1775, Eliot, Maine, USA)

Ancestors Who Were Married in Eliot, Maine, USA

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male ancestorOliver HILL (18 August 1803 - 27 October 1873) and female ancestorCaroline HUNTRESS (21 April 1808 - 2 February 1879) married 28 February 1830

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