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Sumner, Maine

Oxford county. This town is well watered by a branch of Androscoggin river; it has a fine soil, and produced in 1837, 7,144 bushels of wheat. It lies 44 miles W. from Augusta and 8 N. from Paris. Population, 1837, 1,190.

This town derived its name from Increase Sumner, who was governor of Massachusetts in 1798, when the town was incorporated. Gov. Sumner was a native of Roxbury, Mass. He died in 1799, aged 52 years.

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