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Friday, February 05, 2010

Proposed Maine Counties

Following up on this list of Maine towns proposed but never incorporated, here are some Maine counties that never came to be:

  • Waterford County (1796) — Proposed nine years before the incorporation of Oxford County, it would have comprised the "northerly part of the county of York and the northwesterly part of the county of Cumberland."
  • Casco County (1835) — No details are available, but the name suggests a bifurcation of Cumberland County.
  • Mattanawcook County (1841) — To be taken from the northern part of Penobscot County (several towns in this section would be annexed to Aroostook County in 1843).
  • Androscoggin County (1846) — To be formed from the eastern part of Oxford and the western part of Franklin County. The name would be used for a county created in 1854 from parts of Cumberland, Kennebec, Oxford and Lincoln Counties.
  • Sebasticook County (1848) — The residents of Albion remonstrated against it.
  • Ticonic County (1852) — To be created from parts of Kennebec, Waldo and Somerset Counties.
  • Kings County (1853) — The residences of petition and remonstrance signers suggest that this would have included many of the same towns as Sagadahoc County, established in 1854.

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