Gazetteer of the State of Maine, 1882 page 482
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Gazetteer of the State of Maine With Numerous Illustrations, by Geo. J. Varney

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355. In 1880 it was $2,951,019. The rate of taxation in the latter
year was three per cent. The population in 1870 was 7,074. In 1880
it was 7,599.

Rockport, a post-office and village in Camden, Knox County.

ROCkvillC, a post-office and small village in Camden, Knox

Rome is situated in the north-westerly part of Kennebec County,

19 miles from Augusta, and 16 miles from Farmi-ngton. Vienna lies
on the west, Mount Vernon on the west and south, Belgrade on the
south and east; a portion of Smithfield, in Somerset County, lies on
the east of the northern part, and Mercer on the north, and New
Sharon in Franklin County on the west of the northern portion. Long
Pond, in the southern portion, Great Pond at the south-east, and North
Pond at the north-east, take up nearly half the surface of the town-
ship. It was settled about 1780. Among the early inhabitants were
Benjamin Furbush, Trip Mosher, Stephen Philbrick, Stabard Turner,
and Joseph Halbo. These obtained their titles to their lands of Charles
Vaughan, R. G. Shaw, Renel Williams. It was first called West Pond
Plantation, but was incorporated under its present name in 1804.

Rome sent into the war of the Rebellion 103, and lost about 40. The
town is much broken by hills and valleys, but furnishes excellent
grazing, and has some superior farms. The principal rock is granite,
and the soil in general is gravelly. There are two post-offices—Rome,
near the centre of the town, and Belgrade Mills, at the south-east.

The principal manufactures are a saw-mill and a grist-mill.

The Baptists and the Adventists each have a society and a church
' in the town. Rome has seven schoolhouses, valued at $1,400. The
valuation of estates in 1870 was $149,731. In 1880 it was $129,857.

The rate of taxation in 1880 is stated as being .033 on one dollar.

The population in 1870 was 725. In 1880, the census gave it 006.

Ross’ ComcrS, a post-office in York County.

ROimd Pond, a post-office in Lincoln County.

Roxlbury lies in the north-eastern part of the middle section
of Oxford County, adjoining Franklin County. Byron bounds it on
the north-west, Andover on the south-west, and Rumford and Mexico
and Carthage on the south. Ellis Pond, the largest sheet of water,
lies in the north-west corner, having Ellis River as an outlet. Swift    •

River runs southward across the eastern part of the town. Old
Turk is the highest of the several mountains, having an elevation of
1,436 feet. The eastern part of the town is largely occupied by a group
of mountains, of which the most notable are Bear—on the border line
—with Walker, Cave and Bunker mountains following to the river.

In the north-east, Noisy Brook winds around the base of another to
the river. In the south side of the middle of the town two mountains
form the noted Roxbury Notch. Ellis Falls, in Andover, are near the
western line of this town. The rock is chiefly granite. The soil of


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