From Ava Harriet Chadboure in her 1957 edition of "Maine Place Names and the Peopling of Its Towns," published by the Bond Wheelwright Company, she describes the town as follows: "Incorporated 1816, the town of Weld is a broad plain like valley and forming the middle portion of the town encloses Webb's Pond, from which the plantation name, Webb's Pond Plantation, came." It was formerly known as plantation No. 5 and is bounded by the towns of Avon, Wilton, Temple, Carthage and Byron."
Certainly there are many who are far more intimately acquainted with the town
and indeed more qualified to speak on it's history, but to date no one
else has stepped forward. To the credit of its townspeople and the life forged
here, my grandfather spoke lovingly and often of his growing up and ancestral
history in Weld. And, although I am a non-native, here's my crack at telling the
story. This site is dedicated to Dorothy Swett Winter. -ajwatson
Some Civil War Soldiers of Northwestern Maine (from Weld and the surrounding towns)
(I am currently working on transcribing both the 1850 and 1880 schedules for the town.
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