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Item 10097

Map of the Waldo Patent, 1786

Contributed by: The General Henry Knox Museum Date: 1786 Media: Ink on paper

Item 12202

Plan of Samuel Goodwin's land, Dresden, ca. 1760

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1760 Location: Woolwich; Dresden; Woolwich; Dresden Media: Ink, wash on paper, map

Item 12561

Lots on Tinkham's Pond, Kennebec Patent, ca. 1800

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1800 Location: Chelsea; Whitefield Media: Ink on paper, map


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Colonial Cartography: The Plymouth Company Maps

The Plymouth Company (1749-1816) managed one of the very early land grants in Maine along the Kennebec River. The maps from the Plymouth Company's collection of records constitute some of the earliest cartographic works of colonial America.


The Shape of Maine

The boundaries of Maine are the product of international conflict, economic competition, political fights, and contested development. The boundaries are expressions of human values; people determined the shape of Maine.


State of Mind: Becoming Maine

The history of the region now known as Maine did not begin at statehood in 1820. What was Maine before it was a state? How did Maine separate from Massachusetts? How has the Maine we experience today been shaped by thousands of years of history?

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Henry Knox: Land Dealings

… was lured to Thomaston by the land in the Waldo Patent, a 576,000 acre tract of land in midcoast Maine that had been granted to Brigadier General…

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Historical Overview - Page 1 of 4

When the bounds of the patent were surveyed, it was discovered that Foxwell and Watts had instead settled within what was then called Black Point.

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - People Who Called Scarborough Home - Page 3 of 4

… proprietorship of his 1500-acre Black Point Patent in 1633. On a voyage to the West Indies in 1643, Cammock died, leaving his estate to his wife…