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Parmachenee Township

Location Map for Parmachenee TownshipThis township is on the New Hampshire border in northwestern Maine. The name, according to Brian McCauley, is “Abenaki for ‘across the usual path.’ Legend says it was the name of an Indian Chief’s daughter.”

The Magalloway River runs southward through it and through the 900+ acre Parmachenee Lake, which extends south into Lynchtown Township.

With no improved roads, dirt woods roads are the only access to to the interior. The longest, Parmachenee Road, runs along the Magalloway before turning northeast to Oxbow Township.

Two small ponds, Otter and Wells, lie near the river in the south of the township. Little Boy Falls is on the river above Otter Pond.

Additional resources

McCauley, Brian. The Names of Maine.  Wellesley, MA. Acadia Press. 2004.




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