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Dover-Foxcroft Historical society
Preserving the rich heritage of Dover and Foxcroft, Maine


The twin towns of Dover and Foxcroft grew up along the Piscataquis River in the early nineteenth century.  They were "friendly rivals" until 1922 when they finally joined to form Maine's only hyphenated township.

Dover had been first surveyed in 1791 for the Committee for the Sale of Eastern Lands of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.  The area was first settled in 1799 and became the town of Dover officially in 1812 and was incorporated on February 29, 1821.

Foxcroft began life as a grant to Bowdoin College from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in 1794.  In 1801, Joseph E. Foxcroft purchased the land from the trustees of Bowdoin and later that year the area was surveyed and settlers trickled into the wilderness.  It, too, was incorporated in 1821.

Dover-Foxcroft is the "shire town" of Piscataquis County.


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Glimpses of Dover-Foxcroft's Past

Glimpses of Dover-Foxcroft's Past DVDOwn a View of History

170 historic photos of old Dover and Foxcroft (many taken from original glass negatives).

Musical accompaniment by Randy Wall.

Length time of 20 minutes.

This DVD was crafted by Carlson Williams and all proceeds benefit the Dover-Foxcroft Historical Society.

The cost of this reminiscent DVD is $10.00, plus $3.00 shipping and handling.

To order your copy, e-mail
or write to:
Dover-Foxcroft Historical Society
28 Orchard Road
Dover-Foxcroft ME  04426

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