The History of Penobscot County says that Patten is 74 miles from Bangor, Maine.
Patten is bordered by Mount Chase, Crystal Plantation, Stacyville Plantation, Township 3, Range 7, Hersey and Sherman, Maine.
It was settled about 1828 as Township 4, Range 6 and it was not until Apr 16 1841, that it became a town, The 1840 US census for Aroostook County's T4R5 (now Crystal ME) was called Fisk'e Township. But this was more likely Fish's Township as it included most of the early settlers of Patten, Maine.
Patten Academy was incorporated in 1846.
Early settlers appear to have come from Lincoln, Maine and vicinity, although many of them were origally from NH. A group also appear from Palermo, Washington, Somerville, Windsor, China, and Jefferson, Maine towns. Another group appears from Sumner, Buckfield and Paris Area. Some appaer from the Limerick, York Co, Maine area.
Nearby Mont Chase, T5R6, was settled in 1838 and was a plantation until a town on 21 Mar 1864. It was named for a Chase who came as an agent for the state to prevent
timber thieves. Thirteen years later, Thomas Myrick came and was followed by a relative, Ezra Myrick. They were followed by Francis Weeks, John Crommett, John Fisk & Daniel Bumpus. Mount Chase had 250 population in 1860, 262 in 1870 and 310 in 1880.
Wiggins' History of Aroostook County notes that Hersey was settled by: Samuel Huston
and Timothy Hale of Plymouth, ME in 1839. Nicholas & Daniel Cooper werew also there then. These men were followed by James Brown of Wilton. Maine, Nathan Fish of Jefferson, Daniel Darling of Hartland, ME, Seth Allen of Sumner, Lewis Sargent and Columbus Bragg of Plymonth.
Hersey was first called Dalton Plantation and was incoporated 25 Jan 1873.
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