Eaton, Washington County, Maine Genealogy

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Not to be confused with Eaton Plantation, now part of Caribou in Aroostook County, Maine.

Eaton is an extinct town formerly on the farthest north edge of Washington County, Maine. In 1873 the town of Eaton was organized from the Crooked Brook Plantation. In 1887 Eaton set off the eastern part of its land to form Forest City; and at the same time the western remaining portion of the town was annexed to Danforth; and Eaton went extinct.[1] [2]

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  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), 146 (digital p. 155). A digital version is available via a link in the FamilySearch Catalog.
  2. "Forest City" search in the "Maine Towns Legal Histories dates of incorporation, name and boundaries changes" section of Maine Archive Interactive (accessed 12 June 2013).