Orneville, Piscataquis County, Maine Genealogy

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Orneville is an extinct town, now an unorganized territory (township) also known as Southeast Piscataquis in Piscataquis County, Maine. Orneville also has been known by additional names: 1832-1841 as Milton, 1841-1843 as Almond, and since 1843 as Orneville. At some point, probably early, it was also called Boyd's Plantation.[1] Milton (now Orneville) was first organized as a town from Township 1, Sixth Range North of the Waldo Purchase (T1 R6 NWP) in 1832 in Somerset (now Piscataquis) County. In 1837 Milton (later Orneville) set off some of its land to Atkinson.[2] The Orneville town organization was repealed in 1939, and since then it has been unorganized territory.[3]

County. In 1838 Piscataquis County was set off from Somerset County.

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  1. Orneville Township, Piscataquis County, Maine in Maine Genealogy (accessed 3 June 2013).
  2. 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), Almond 128/digital 137; Milton 167/digital 176; and Orneville 172/digital 181. A digital version is available via a link in the FamilySearch Catalog.
  3. Michael J. Leclerc, Genealogist's Handbook for New England Research, 5th ed. (Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2012), 154. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 974 D27g 2012