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Aroostook County Maine

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Aroostook, County, Maine, in the north east part of the state, is a long county, extending to the Canada line, and unsettled in its north part. Watered by Madawaska River, Aroostook River, and Matawamkeag River, and branches. Its waters flow partly into St. John's River, and partly into the Penobscot. There were in 1840, neat cattle 6,109, sheep 9,905, swine 4,303; wheat 41,982 bush, produced, oats 36,518, buckwheat 21,912, potatoes 108,554; 20 stores, capitol $13,029; 2 tanneries, 2 flouring mill, 13 grist mill, 13 saw mills. Capitol in manufacturing $12,800. 28 schools 1,150 scholars. Population 9,413. (Source: A Complete Descriptive And Statistical Gazetteer Of The United States Of America, By Daniel Haskel, A. M and J. Calvin Smith, Published By Sherman & Smith, 1843)

Aroostook River, Maine, rises in the east part of Piscataquis County, separated by high lands from the head waters of the Penobscot, which are not more than 20 miles distant. Several ponds connect with its head waters; its course is circuitous, to the north east and east until it falls into the St. John's in New Brunswick. A road passes from Bangor to Fort Fairfield on this river, near the east boundary of the United States. The lands on this river are very fertile, and are said to equal the best lands in the state of New York for the culture of wheat. (Source: A Complete Descriptive And Statistical Gazetteer Of The United States Of America, By Daniel Haskel, A. M and J. Calvin Smith, Published By Sherman & Smith, 1843)

Aroostook, County in Maine, embracing the North East part of the state. Area about 5,000 square miles Pop. 30,240 in 1860, 22,479. The St. John R. flows through the West part and then forms the North boundary of the County It is drained by tributaries of this River, as the Allegash River, Fish River and Aroostook River, and a large number of small creeks. The Mattawamkeag River, a tributary of the Penobscot River, drains the South part. The surface is generally high and hilly; the valley of the upper course of the St. John River is the lowest part. Mars Hill, near the East boundary, is probably the highest point. The county abounds in lakes. The Eagle Lakes are in the North East portion, and Grand Lake washes the South East corner. The County is covered with extensive forests, which yield valuable timber. The soil of the River valleys is very fertile; but the climate is severe. The settlements are in the South parts only. Honlton is the county seat. Agricultural productions in 1870: Wheat, 46,916 bushels; rye, 2,553 bushels; Indian-corn, 4,242 bushels; oats, 532,151 bushels; Irish potatoes, 380,701 bushels; butter, 523,510 pounds; hay, 48,052 tons. Cash value of farms, $3,010,130. Total, estimated, value of all farm productions, including additions to stock, etc., $1,845,600. Value of manufactures, $607,283. (Source The Centennial Gazetteer of the United States, by A. Von Steinwehr, J. C. McCurdy & Company, 1871)

Houlton, Postal Town, capital of Aroostook County, Me., 120 north north east Bangor, 196 north east Augusta, 791 W. It borders New Brunswick on the East Stages run on a excellent road, 3 times a week, to Bangor. Watered by Meduxnekeag River, a branch of the St. Johns River. The soil is fertile, adapted to wheat. A garrison is located 1 mile north of the valley. There are in the town, 9 stores, capitol, $9,950; 2 lumber yards, capitol, $20,000; 2 tanneries, 1 flouring mill, 1 grist mill, 4 saw mill. Capital in manufacturing $7,900, 4 schools 144 scholars. Population 1,597.  (Source: A Complete Descriptive And Statistical Gazetteer Of The United States Of America, By Daniel Haskel, A. M and J. Calvin Smith, Published By Sherman & Smith, 1843)

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Maine Towns ~ Aroostook County

Amity, Postal Village., Aroostook County, Maine, 210 north east Augusta, 805 W. It has 1 grist mill, 1 saw mill, 2 school 77 scholars. Pop. 169. (Source The Centennial Gazetteer of the United States, by A. Von Steinwehr, J. C. McCurdy & Company, 1871)

Monticello, t., Aroostook County, Maine. It has 1 saw mill. (Source: A Complete Descriptive And Statistical Gazetteer Of The United States Of America, By Daniel Haskel, A. M and J. Calvin Smith, Published By Sherman & Smith, 1843)

Weston, p-t., Aroostook co., Me., 259 n. e. Augusta, 824 W. It is a half township, granted to Hampden Academy. Drained by branches of Mattawamkeag r. Chartered in 1835. The soil is fertile, adapted to grain. It has 1 saw m., 2 sch. 95 scholars. Pop. 249. (Source: A Complete Descriptive And Statistical Gazetteer Of The United States Of America, By Daniel Haskel, A. M and J. Calvin Smith, Published By Sherman & Smith, 1843) 

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Amity
Ashland
Bancroft
Benedicta Township
Blaine
Bridgewater
Caribou
Cary Plantation
Castle Hill
Caswell
Chapman
Crystal
Dickey[4]
Cyr Plantation
Dyer Brook
Eagle Lake
Easton
Fort Fairfield
Fort Kent
Frenchville
Garfield Plantation
Glenwood Plantation
Grand Isle
Hamlin
Hammond
Haynesville
Hersey
Hodgdon
Houlton
Island Falls
Limestone
Linneus
Littleton
Ludlow
Macwahoc Plantation
Madawaska
Mapleton
Mars Hill
Masardis
Merrill
Monticello
Moro Plantation
Nashville Plantation
New Canada
New Limerick
New Sweden
Oakfield
Orient
Oxbow (plantation)
Perham
Portage Lake
Presque Isle
Reed Plantation
Saint Agatha
Saint Francis
Saint John Plantation
Sherman
Silver Ridge Township
Smyrna
Stockholm
Van Buren
Wade
Wallagrass
Washburn
Weeksboro
Westfield
Westmanland
Weston
Winterville Plantation
Woodland

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