Madrid, Maine

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Madrid is a former town, now an unorganized territory (township) in the West Central townships in Franklin County, Maine. Madrid was settled about 1807, and incorporated as a town in 1836. Maine's first gold strike was here in 1854. Madrid disincorporated in the year 2000.[1]

Other names: Township No. 1, First Range West of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase (T1 R1 WBKP).[2]

County. This part of Franklin County was set off from Cumberland to Oxford County in 1805; to Franklin County in 1838.[2]

Boundary Changes. In 1872 Madrid received an addition of territory from the Letter E Plantation (now Township E).[2]

Records. Madrid town and vital records prior 1910, are preserved in Madrid. A microfilm copy of Madrid town and vital records is available from the Family History Library on film 011553. Other types of records also exist for Madrid.

Adjacent towns: Mount Abram Township | Phillips | Redington Township | Salem Township | Township 6 North of Weld | Township E

References

  1. Madrid, Maine in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia (accessed 22 April 2013).
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Madrid Township, Franklin County, Maine in Maine Genealogy (accessed 22 April 2013).