Temple, Franklin County, Maine Genealogy

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United States
Franklin County

Brief History

The area of Franklin County was first settled in 1796. In 1803 Temple was incorporated as a town from Abbotsville Plantation, also known as Number One Plantation which was created from from Township Number One Abbot's Purchase (T1 AP) prior to 1803.[1] [2] [3]

Temple annexed land from part of Wilton in 1831.[4]

When Temple became a town in 1803 it was originally in Kennebec County by a declaration of 1805, but was set off to Franklin County in 1839.[2]

Historical Data

Town Histories

Vital Records

See Town Records.

Probate Records

City Directories




Land Records

Town Records

The 1931 and 1938 annual town reports, including birth, marriages, and deaths are available online via the FamilySearch Catalog.


Libraries and Historical Societies


  1. Maine Historical Records Survey Project, Division of Professional and Service Projects, Work Projects Administration, Counties, Cities, Towns, and Plantations of Maine: a Handbook of Incorporations, Dissolutions, and Boundary Changes (Portland, Maine: The Survey, 1940), 67 (digital p. 76), and 89 (digital p. 98). A digital version is available via a link in the FamilySearch Catalog.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Temple, Franklin County, Maine in Maine Genealogy (accessed 16 September 2013).
  3. Legal History of Abbotstown Plantation, Maine in Maine Genealogy (accessed 16 September 2013).
  4. Legal History of Temple, Maine in Maine Genealogy (accessed 16 September 2013).