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Chelsea, Maine, USA (Togus)

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Where is Chelsea, Maine, USA? 

Chelsea is a town in Kennebec County, Maine, United States. The population was 2,721 at the 2010 census. It is home to the Togus Veterans Administration facilities. wikipedia

The name "Togus" comes from the Native American name Worromongtogus, which means "mineral water".

In 1865 near end of the Civil War, President Lincoln signed an act creating the National Asylum (later changed to Home) for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers. The Eastern Branch at Togus, Maine was the first of the new homes to open in November 1866.www.maine.va.gov/ about/ History2.asp


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Chelsea, Maine, USA (Togus) - Motel and Electric Station
Chelsea, Maine, USA (Togus)

Motel and Electric Station
Chelsea, Maine, USA (Togus) - Togus Me. Duck Pond
Chelsea, Maine, USA (Togus)

Togus Me. Duck Pond
Chelsea, Maine, USA (Togus) - Hotel Togus, Me.
Chelsea, Maine, USA (Togus)

Hotel Togus, Me.

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Chelsea was incorporated as a town on March 1, 1851 separating from a portion of Hallowell.

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In 1867, Chelsea ceded land to the “National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers” from the Civil War.
(The town sent 98 soldiers to the war, 28 were killed.) The institution eventually became the Togus ...Read MORE...

1880 - Chelsea population in 1880 - 1,538

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1886 - Chelsea
Chelsea, in the south-eastern part of Kennebec County, lies on the eastern bank of the Kennebec...Read MORE...

1890 - Railroad and Trolley Completed
In 1890, a narrow gauge railroad from the Kennebec River in Randolph and an electric trolley line...Read MORE...

1916
Chelsea, a post-township (town) of Kennebec co., Me., on the Kennebec River, 5 miles SE. of...Read MORE...


Ancestors Who Were Born Here


Ciccone
flag  Louis Joseph CICCONE (20 February 1900, Chelsea, Maine, USA (Togus) - , )

Higgins
flag  Laurence Gordon HIGGINS (31 March 1899, Chelsea, Maine, USA (Togus) - 27 May 1962, Jacksonville, Florida, USA) gravestone

Trask
flag  Alexander TRASK (24 June 1834, Chelsea, Maine, USA (Togus) - 17 March 1911, Belgrade, Maine, USA)
 

Ancestors Who Died Here


Braley
  Ephraim J. BRALEY (1831, - 9 June 1864, Chelsea, Maine, USA (Togus))

Cinq-Mars
flag  Robert CINQ-MARS (June 29, 1895, Lowell, Massachusetts, USA - Oct. 16, 1969, Chelsea, Maine, USA (Togus)) gravestone

Dalton
  William A R DALTON (1809, - 24 July 1864, Chelsea, Maine, USA (Togus)) gravestone

Freeman
  Ebenezer FREEMAN (1789, - 17 May 1864, Chelsea, Maine, USA (Togus))

French
World War II Soldier flag  Wallace David FRENCH (27 August 1924, Lewiston, Maine, USA - 18 June 1975, Chelsea, Maine, USA (Togus)) gravestone

Heald
flag  Charles B HEALD (22 May 1840, Madison, Maine, USA - 24 June 1908, Chelsea, Maine, USA (Togus)) gravestone

Jordan
  Charles H. JORDAN (1860, - 25 February 1882, Chelsea, Maine, USA (Togus))

Lowell
US Civil War Soldiers flag  Frank LOWELL (24 October 1844, Farmingdale, Maine, USA - 24 June 1924, Chelsea, Maine, USA (Togus)) gravestone

Purington
flag  Woodbury S PURINGTON (13 November 1836, Harpswell, Maine, USA - 04 January 1912, Chelsea, Maine, USA (Togus))
 

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