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.