Early map of Lewiston, Auburn and Minot, 1820

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Early map of Lewiston, Auburn and Minot, 1820
Early map of Lewiston, Auburn and Minot, 1820
  • Early map of Lewiston, Auburn and Minot, 1820

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This map depicts the area surrounding the intersection of the Androscoggin River (referred to on the map as the "Great River Androscoggen) and the Little Androscoggin River and the offshoot of Tailor Brook. To the north, it shows the "Great Falls" of Lewiston. The cartographer also shows various farms and houses, including the notable Crocket Farm to the south of the river split.

This outlined region, marked as parts of Lewiston, Auburn (referred to as Danville) and Minot, was part of the greater settlement of Bakerstown (modern day Brunswick, Harpswell, Auburn, Lewiston, Durham, Minot, Poland and Mechanic Falls).

The southwestern area of this map, referred to as Danville, reads "Part of Great Lot No. 8 of Pejepscot Claim." This region of Maine was settled under the Pejepscot Proprietors, aslo known as the Pejepscot Company, a land holding conglomerate responsible for Bakerstown. The group was formed in 1714 following the encouragement to settle the "eastern country" by the Massachusetts General Court.

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About This Item

  • Title: Early map of Lewiston, Auburn and Minot, 1820
  • Creator: Pejepscot Company
  • Creation Date: 1820
  • Subject Date: 1820
  • Locations:
    • Lewiston, Androscoggin County, ME
    • Auburn, Androscoggin County, ME
    • Minot, Androscoggin County, ME
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Dimensions: 37 cm x 86 cm
  • Local Code: Map F 1277
  • Object Type: Text

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