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Otisfield, Maine, USA - East Otisfield, Maine

Otisfield, Oxford, ME

Otisfield is a town in Oxford County, settled in 1776 and incorporated on February 19, 1798 from Otisfield Plantation.

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1771 - Otisfield was granted by the Massachusetts General Court on June 15, 1771 to James Otis, Nathaniel Gorham and other descendants of Captain John Gorham and certain members of his company who had fought in the 1690 Battle of Quebec.

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When Otisfield was settled in 1773, one of the conditions Massachusetts placed on its founders was that they must build a church for the residents and that the church be not Baptist but Congregationalist.
Accordingly the proprietors and first citizens built the first Bell Hill Meetinghouse, constructed between 1795 and 1799.
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First called Otis Field Plantation, it was incorporated on February 19, 1798 as Otisfield.

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1839 - Otisfield
Otisfield, Maine
Cumberland county. This town is watered by Crooked river, which empties into Sebago lake. The soil is very good, and produced, in 1837, 4,525 bushels of wheat. It lies 82 miles S.S.W. from Augusta, and 32 N.N.W. from Portland. Population 1830, 1,257.
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
1880 population of Otisfield - 927

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1886 - Otisfield
Otisfield is the most easterly of the northern towns of Cumberland County. Thompson’s Pond separates it from Poland in Androscoggin County and from the southern part of the town of Oxford in Oxford County. Norway in the same county bounds it on the north, on the west is Harrison in Cumberland County; and Naples and Casco bound it on the south. Crooked River forms the boundary line for the entire length of the town on the western side. The ponds are Little, Moose, Saturday and Pleasant, beginning at the north of the town and increasing in size southward, the last containing two and a quarter square miles of surface. Thompson’s Pond, which washes the eastern side of the town, has an area of eight square miles. The surface of the town is uneven, the highest eminences being Scribner Hill and Meeting house Hill. The soil is gravelly, but strong and productive; and there are many fine farms in town. Corn, potatoes and hay are the principal crops. At Bolster’s Mills, Centre and East... Read MORE...

1895 - Otisfield
O'tisfield, a post-hamlet in Otisfield township, Cumberland co., Me, about 36 miles N.N.W. of Portland. It has a church. Pop. of the township, 1099.
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
Otisfield, a post-village in Otisfield township (town), Cumberland co., Me., about 36 miles NNW. of Portland. Pop. of the town in 1900, 728.
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 - Tthere are plenty of things to see and do in and around Otisfield. Here's a list:
Thompson Lake: One of the highlights of Otisfield is its proximity to Thompson Lake, a large and beautiful body of water that's perfect for all sorts of water activities. You can go swimming, boating, fishing, or just relax on the sandy shores. The lake is especially scenic during the fall when the foliage turns vibrant shades of red and gold.

Snow Valley Ski Club: If you visit Otisfield during the winter months, you'll have the opportunity to enjoy some fantastic skiing and snowboarding at Snow Valley Ski Club. This family-friendly ski resort offers trails for all skill levels and is a great place to experience the thrill of winter sports.

Hiking and Nature Trails: Otisfield is surrounded by natural beauty, and there are numerous hiking and nature trails in the area. Some popular options include the Pleasant Mountain Preserve and the Crooked River Forest Preserve. These trails offer excellent opportunities for hiking, birdwatching, and taking in the scenic views.

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