1850 Counties of  Maine

County Description Area in sq miles Courts held at Pop in 1850
Aroostock northeast part, on westerly side of St John's river.  crossed by Aroostock & Matawamkeg rivers. North part unsettled not listed Conway 12,529
Cumberland southwest part, Atlantic ocean on southeast, water by Saco, Androscoggin & Kennebec rivers 990 Portland 77,549
Hancock south eastern part on Atlantic ocean, Penobscot river & bay on west 1850 Castine 34,372
Kennebec southern part, cross by Kennebec river 1050 Augusta (Capital) 62,520
Lincoln southern boundary, on Atlantic ocean, crossed by Kennebec river 950 Wiscasset 74,878
Oxford west boundary, crossed by Androscoggin, Oxford & Cumberland canal 1600 Paris 39,763
Penobscot central part, crossed by Penobscot river 3282 Bangor 64,089
Piscataquis central part, Moosehead lake on west blank Dover 14,735
Somerset northwest boundary, crossed by Kennebec river, Moosehead or Umbagog lake on east 3600 Norridgewock 35,581
Waldo in south part, Penobscot river & bay on southeast 812 Belfast 47,129
Washington at southeast corner, Atlantic ocean on southeast, St Croix river & Passamaquoddy bay on northeast, Schoodie lake toward north 3500 Machias 38,113
York at southwest corner, Atlantic ocean on southeast, Salmon Falls & Piscataqua rivers on southwest 818 Alfred & York 60,106

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