Alexander, Washington County, Maine
I cleaned up the map as best I could, replacing the original script with typed copy. I believe most names are correct although some were quite difficult to read so there may be errors. Locations are close but not exact. If you find any errors, please let me know. The map is circa late 1800s.
Alexander was settled in 1810. The first settlers were Solomon Perkins, Caleb Pike, George Hill, A. Bohanon, William D. Crockett, Paul Morse, Cyrus Young, Samuel Cottell - History of New England by Coolidge and Mansfield
"Stevens Stream is the outlet stream of Pleasant Lake per Wallings 1861 Map of Washington Co., and Colby's 1881 Atlas of Washington Co. Likely a corruption of Jesse Stephenson's name who had a saw and shingle mill on the stream in the 1860s. Sixteenth Stream: The outlet stream of Pleasant Lake. It flows about 3 miles and dumps into Meddybemps Lake. The water drops 58 feet, mostly near Pleasant Lake where a mill was once located. Harwood Lake: Name of Pleasant Lake on 1861 and 1881 maps. Also known as Stephenson Lake and Dwelleys Lake after those early families. Shining Lake: Name of Pocomoonshine Lake on 1861 and 1881 maps. This lake really shines in the afternoon sun when viewed from the settled areas of S. Princeton Village and along the S. Princeton Road in Alexander." -- A-CHS Newsletter, 2/99, 216 Pokey Road, Alexander ME 04694.
Alexander Web Site by David Chase
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