Gazetteer of the State of Maine, 1882 page 404
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Gazetteer of the State of Maine With Numerous Illustrations, by Geo. J. Varney

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south-eastern border of Penobscot County, about 50 miles north-east
of Bangor. Burlington bounds it on the north, an angle of Greenfield
touches it on the south-west, and Washington County bounds it on
the east and south. Munsungun or Passadumkeag Mountain stands
north-west of the centre of the township. Saponac Lake lies in the
northern part, receiving the waters of the Passadumkeag, on the east,
and discharging them at the west. Madagascal Stream discharges into
the Passadumkeag River, in this township. A branch of Union River
rises in the central part. The nearest post-office is Burlington. The
nearest railroad station is that of the European and North American
Railway at Olamon, in the town of Greenbush, on the Penobscot.

There is one public schoolhouse, valued at $100. The valuation of
estates in 1880 was $28,822. The population in 1870 was 100. In 1880
it was 93.

Number Eighteen Plantation is in the East

Division of Washington County, and joins East Machias on the north.
In the eastern part of the township is Rocky Lake, having a length of
about 3|- miles by 3*14 of a mile in width. Near the centre of the
township is the lesser First Lake, on the eastern line is Round Lake,
at the north-eastern angle is Munson Lake, at the north-western is
Long Lake, at the western line is Little Bog Lake, and Hadley Lake
extends for about one mile of its length into the township from the
south. Salko Hill is the highest eminence. The soil is a light sandy
loam. The crops chiefly depended upon are potatoes and hay. Farm-
ing and lumbering are the principal occupations.

This plantation was organized in 1848. The oldest inhabitant was
ninety-four years of age in 1880. There is one public schoolhouse,
valued at $100. The population in 1870 was 42. In 1880 it was 40.

Number Eleven, Range 1 Plantation

is on the New Brunswick border; and is bounded north by Hodgdon,
south by Amity, and west by Linneus, and Letter A. of Range 2. The
plantation includes but half a township. The streams are the Me-
duxnekeag on tbe northern side, Davis Stream at the middle of the
town, and Shehan and Alder brooks in the eastern part. There is a
saw and grist-mill on Davis Stream. Tbe nearest post-office is South

This plantation is 10 miles south of Houlton, on the stage-route to
Danforth, on the European and North American Railway. It was
organized June 30, 1859. The Baptists have a meeting-house here and
a resident minister. There are five public schoolhouses; and the
school property is valued at $1,000. The population in 1870 was 274.
In 1880 it was 397. The valuation of estates in 1870 was $20,350. In
1880 it was $20,230. The rate of taxation in the latter year was 13
per cent.

Number Fourteen Plantation, in Washington

County, lies 14 miles north-east of Machias, on the road to Cooper
and Calais. Cooper bounds it on the north, Charlotte and Dennys-
ville on the east and Marion and Edmunds on the south. Cathance
Lake lies on the northern line, and Little Cathance Lake a little to the
south-east of this. Cathance River has its rise in these bodies of


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