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Dixmont, Maine, USA - J. W. Harding, Dixmont, Me., 1907

Dixmont was originally granted by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (of which Maine was then a part) to Bowdoin College, which sold the first settlers their land. For that reason it was initially called "Collegetown". The first settlement was made in 1799.

One of the largest purchasers of land in Collegetown was Dr. Elijah Dix of Boston, who never lived there but took an interest in its settlement. When the town was incorporated in 1807, it named itself after Dix.


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J. W. Harding, Dixmont, Me., 1907
Dixmont, Maine, USA

J. W. Harding, Dixmont, Me., 1907
Birds Eye View, North Dixmont, Me.
Dixmont, Maine, USA

Birds Eye View, North Dixmont, Me.
Masonic Street, East Dixmont, Me.
Dixmont, Maine, USA

Masonic Street, East Dixmont, Me.

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1839 - Dixmont
Dixmont, Maine
Penobscot county. This town derived its name from Dr. Elijah Dix, late of Boston, one of the original proprietors, and from a hill or mountain in the town, beautifully wooded to its summit. It is on the height of land between the Kennebec and Penobscot. The surface of the town is undulating; the soil excellent and of easy cultivation. It annually produces large quantities of hay, some corn, rye and wool.—In 1837, a bounty of $649 40 was obtained for raising 932 1/ 2 bushels of wheat. There is a pond in the town and some mill privileges. Dixmont lies 44 miles N.E. from Augusta and 24 S.W. from Bangor. Incorporated, 1807. Population, 1830, 1,323.
The New England Gazetteer containing descriptions of all the states, counties and towns in New England: also descriptions of the principal mountains, rivers lakes, capes, bays, harbors, islands and fashionable resorts within that territory. Alphabetically arranged. By John Hayward, author of the Columbian Traveller, Religious Creeds, &c. &c. Boston: John Hayward. Boyd & White, Concord, N.H. 1839
1906 - Dixmont
Dixmont, a post-village of Penobscot co., Me., in Dixmont township (town), 23 miles WSW. of Bangor. Pop. of the town in 1900, 843.
Lippincott's New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns ... in Every Portion of the Globe Publisher J.B. Lippincott Company, 1906
2023 - While it may not have a wide range of tourist attractions, there are still plenty of things to do and places to visit in Dixmont and its surrounding areas. Here's a list to help you plan your visit:
Dixmont Hills: Explore the beautiful rolling hills and forests around Dixmont. There are several trails and logging roads that are ideal for hiking, mountain biking, and birdwatching. The landscape is particularly picturesque during the fall foliage season.

Dixmont General Store: Visit the Dixmont General Store, a local landmark that has been serving the community for generations. You can stop by for some snacks, local products, and a taste of small-town charm.

Fishing and Hunting: Dixmont is known for its abundant wildlife and outdoor recreational opportunities. If you're a fishing or hunting enthusiast, you'll find plenty of spots for trout fishing and deer hunting in the area. Make sure to obtain the necessary permits and follow local regulations.

Dixmont Goldcrest Beach: Located on the shores of the Sebasticook River, Dixmont Goldcrest Beach is a peaceful spot for picnicking, swimming, and sunbathing. It's an excellent place to cool off on a hot summer day.

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Ancestors Who Were Born or Died in Dixmont, Maine, USA

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female ancestorMehitable Alace STEVENS (1 January 1840, Etna, Maine, USA - 15 March 1901, Dixmont, Maine, USA)
female ancestorFrances Ella PORTER (27 September 1857, Dixmont, Maine, USA - 19 May 1941, Auburn, Maine, USA (Danville))
photo of Nellie May COOMBSNellie May COOMBS (22 November 1878, Dixmont, Maine, USA - 1962, Auburn, Maine, USA (Danville))
male ancestorAmos Frank SIMPSON (15 January 1880, Dixmont, Maine, USA - 18 January 1962, Newburgh, Maine, USA)
female ancestorJennie Blanche PARKHURST (July 1882, Dixmont, Maine, USA - 1923, Detroit, Maine, USA)

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