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Elliotsville Township

View from the Trail

View from the Appalachian Trail

Elliotsville Population Chart 1840-1980

Population Trend 1840-1980

was incorporated as a town, February 19, 1835 but its incorporation was repealed May 26, 1858. Later reorganized as a plantation, January 3, 1887, it was deorganized March 31, 1983.

Elliottsville is home to more than a dozen small ponds and the three-mile long Lake Onawa. The lake and southern portion of the township is accessible on the Elliotsville Road from Monson and from Willimantic.  Otherwise there are no improved roads.

The township is immediately adjacent to T7 R9 NWP, host to the next northerly section of the Appalachian Trail. Four shelters serve hikers in this section’s more than twenty miles. The Trail south trends westward over Barren Mountain to Wilson Stream, then south to Little Wilson Falls, one of the highest in Maine with a drop of about 40 feet.  It then passes Little Wilson Gorge, containing a series of waterfalls in its 300-yard length with walls reaching 90 feet in height.  From there, passing Mud and North ponds, it is about six to the Monson town line.

Leeman Brook Lean-To

Leeman Brook Lean-To

Little Wilson Stream

Little Wilson Stream

North Pond

North Pond

Boreston Mountain, overlooking Lake Onawa hosts three small ponds near its summit and is accessible by a hiking trail from the unimproved Drew Valley Road.

View from the Trail

View from the Trail

View from the Trail

View from the Trail

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Photos courtesy of Brady G. Williams, 2007.


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Additional resources

Bennett, Kermit Colson. Vaughan’s Elliot(t)sville: Recognizing the 175th Anniversary of Incorporation, 1835-2010. Researched & compiled by Kermit Colson Bennett & Marilyn Temple Bennett. M.T. Bennett. c2010. Wiscasset, Me. The Copy Shop.

Brackley, Neil. Diary and History. 1900-1931. “Neil and Allen Brackley were farmers in Elliottsville Plantation in Piscataquis County, Maine. The volume contains basic information about the early settlers in Elliottsville Plantation . . .; a section with accounts of the Brackley farm from January to April 1902; and a diary kept between September 22, 1930 and December 31, 1931.” (Notes from University of Maine, Raymond H. Fogler Library, Special Collections.)

Elliottsville (Me. Plantation). Annual Report of the Municipal Officers of Elliottsville Plantation. Elliotsville Plantation, Me. The Town. 1915-1982.

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