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Franklin County, Maine

Farmington is the county town. This county was incorporated March 20, 1838.

The following is the legislative description of its territory:

"The towns of New Sharon, Chesterville, Wilton, Temple, and Farmington in the county of Kennebec; and Jay, Carthage, Weld, Berlin, Madrid, townships numbered six, letter E. and D. in the county of Oxford, thence extending northerly from the north-west corner of letter D. on the line betwixt townships numbered three and four, through the several ranges of townships to Canada line, so as to include three tiers of townships west of the west line of the Bingham Purchase in said county of Oxford; and Industry, New Vineyard, Strong, Avon, Phillips, Freeman, Salem, Kingfield, townships numbered four in the first range west of Kingfield, three and four in the second range, and the south half of township numbered four in the third range of the Bingham Purchase, in the county of Somerset, be and hereby are, &c."

This county is therefore bounded N. by Lower Canada, E. by the county of Somerset, S. by Kennebec and Oxford counties, and w. by Oxford county. This county has no navigable waters, but is interspersed with numerous ponds and mill streams. Its surface is generally undulating, with some mountainous tracts. Its soil, for the most part, is excellent, and cannot fail in remunerating the industrious farmer by its products of wheat, beef, and wool.

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