Kingfield, Me. Franklin Co. 1895.
George E. Norris
40.6 x 74.9 cm
Maine Historic Preservation Commission
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Population of City/Town at Time of Publication
Description of City/Town
Kingfield village is situated on the Carrabasset River in the south-western part of the town. Kingfield has a lumber and shingle-mill, and a grist-mill. Other manufactures are carriages, rakes, axes, saw-horses, etc. The village is 20 miles from Farmington in a northerly direction. The town was incorporated in 1816, being named in honor of William King, the first governor of Maine, who was a large proprietor and temporary resident.
A Gazetteer of the State of Maine, George J. Varney, 1881, 1886
Historic Newspaper References
Rangeley Lakes, December 19, 1895
From Herbert S. Wing, Esq., of Kingfield, RANGELEY LAKES has received copies made from a recent lithograph showing the village and surrounding country of that very beautiful locality. The resemblance, on paper, to many California towns is very marked, the extensive valley of the Carrabasset and the rich mountain ranges in the background forms a very pleasing picture. Besides being an attractive spot, Kingfield has enterprise and push, so mixed in its constituent parts that it can do nothing else but go ahead.
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Kingfield, Franklin County, Maine, Bird's eye, View, Map