Gazetteer of the State of Maine, 1882 page 260
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Gazetteer of the State of Maine With Numerous Illustrations, by Geo. J. Varney

BOSTON: PUBLISHED BY B. B. RUSSELL, 57 CORNHILL. 1882. Public domain image from


by Greenbush and Milford, with unnamed townships, of Hancock
County, on the east. The area is 36 square miles. The principal
streams are the Olamon and its branches, and Sunkhaze Stream.
Shingles are manufactured to some extent, but agriculture is the chief
employment of the inhabitants within the town.

Greenfield was one of the Bingham townships, and the settlers ob-
tained their lands of Colonel John Black, agent for Mr. Bingham and
his heirs. The town was incorporated in 1831. It has five school-
houses valued at $‘200. The valuation of estates in 1870 was $52,500.
In 1880 it was $44,940. The population in 1870 was 317. In 1880 it
was 337.

Green’s Landing’, a post-office in Deer Isle, Hancock

Green vale Plantation, in the western part of Frank-
lin County, lies between Sandy River and Dallas plantations. On the
east is Madrid, and the north-west corner touches Rangely. The head
of Rangeiey Lake intrudes slightly upon the western border of the
town ; and it is here that the settlers are clustered. This point is 35
miles from Farmington; and is the landing-place of the steamer
that navigates the lake. This is the point where the tourists by way of
Farmington strike the lake region. Just over the border of the town-
ship in Dallas rises Saddleback Mountain, said to he 4,000 feet in
height. Along the southern border . of Greenvale, and northward to
the north-west corner of the town, runs a range of high hills. Across
the north-western part of the township runs the outlet of the pond on
Saddleback Mountain, emptying into Rangely Lake. The road from
the head of the lake to Phillips and Farmington winds along southward
of this range to the Sandy River Ponds, thence down the river.

This plantation has a post-office, and one schoolhouse. The school
property is valued at $160. The valuation in 1880 was $13,851. The
population in 1880 was 50 persons.

Greenville is situated at the southern extremity of Moose-
head Lake, in the western part of Piscataquis County. It is the start-
ing point and base of supplies for lumberers, explorers, fishing parties,
hunters and tourists. The township was a public grant to Thornton
Academy, Saco, which received the south half from Massachusetts,
and to Saco Free Bridge, which had the northern half at a later date
from the State of Maine. Nathaniel Haskell, of Westbrook, who was
the first settler, purchased the Academy Grant, on which there was
some very good farming land, and commenced its settlement, moving
his family into a completed house in 1827. Wilson’s Pond lies within
the town, and Wilson’s Stream, which forms its outlet, has several
beautiful cascades, and some very good mill-privileges. The surface of
the town is quite hilly. The highest eminences are Indian Hill and
Simpson Hill, which afford beautiful views of the lake and mountains
of Somerset and Franklin Counties. The bed-rock crops out in numer-
ous places. The soil is a yellow loam in most parts, but the northern
portion still has considerable timber. The trees include the usual
varieties found in Central Maine. In 1829 the Messrs. Varney, two


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