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Our Genealogy Helper for Mapleton ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Mapleton (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Mapleton. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the east contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Mapleton is located in Aroostook County.

To see how the shape of Maine's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Aroostook County: Penobscot, Piscataquis, Somerset & Washington.

Below are the counties that are near Mapleton. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Mapleton:

  • Aroostook County     (The home county of Mapleton)
    • Chapman [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chapman
      • Chapman [Aroostook County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Mapleton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 450 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chapman
    • Castle Hill [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Castle Hill
      • Castle Hill [Aroostook County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Mapleton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 390 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Castle Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Castle Hill
    • Adaline [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Adaline
      • Adaline [Aroostook County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Mapleton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Adaline
    • Crouseville [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crouseville
      • Crouseville [Aroostook County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Mapleton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crouseville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crouseville
    • Walker [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walker
      • Walker [Aroostook County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Mapleton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walker
    • Washburn [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Washburn
      • Washburn [Aroostook County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Mapleton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,533 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Washburn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washburn
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Washburn<3>
    • Presque Isle [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Presque Isle
      • Presque Isle [Aroostook County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Mapleton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,950 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Presque Isle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Presque Isle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Presque Isle<3>
    • Wade [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wade
      • Wade [Aroostook County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Mapleton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 261 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wade have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wade
    • Perham [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Perham
      • Perham [Aroostook County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Mapleton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 364 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Perham
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Perham<3>
    • Sheridan [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sheridan
      • Sheridan [Aroostook County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Mapleton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sheridan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sheridan
    • Easton [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Easton
      • Easton [Aroostook County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Mapleton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,177 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Easton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Easton
    • Ashland [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ashland
      • Ashland [Aroostook County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Mapleton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,214 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ashland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ashland<3>

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Mapleton, see our County-by-County Page for Mapleton.

Newspapers Published in Mapleton ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 26 newspapers that have been published in the area around Mapleton.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Mapleton, there are papers which were published within 22 miles [35.4 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Mapleton.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Mapleton:

  • Genealogy information for nearby counties
  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from Maine
    • Stories from New Brunswick

Cemeteries Near Mapleton ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Mapleton.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Mapleton covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Old Mill Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Old Mill Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Old Mill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Mill Cemetery
  • Hoffeses Family Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hoffeses Family Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hoffeses Family Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hoffeses Family Cemetery
  • Southside Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Southside Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Southside Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Southside Cemetery
  • Braley Family Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Braley Family Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Braley Family Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Braley Family Cemetery
  • Tarr Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Tarr Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Tarr Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tarr Cemetery
  • Castle Hill Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Grendell Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Grendell Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Grendell Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grendell Cemetery
    • Holmes Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Holmes Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Holmes Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holmes Cemetery
    • St. Mary's Chapman Street Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Mary's Chapman Street Cemetery
      • St. Mary's Chapman Street Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Mapleton.
      • St. Mary's Chapman Street Cemetery has also been known as:
      • St. Marys Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Mary's Chapman Street Cemetery
    • Randell Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Randell Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Randell Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Randell Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Mapleton.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Randell Cemetery
    • Munson Christy Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Munson Christy Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Munson Christy Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Munson Christy Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Mapleton.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Munson Christy Cemetery
    • Crouseville Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Crouseville Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Crouseville Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Crouseville Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Mapleton.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crouseville Cemetery
    • Hillside Grove Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hillside Grove Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hillside Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Hillside Grove Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Mapleton.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillside Grove Cemetery
    • Riverside Extension Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Riverside Extension Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Riverside Extension Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Riverside Extension Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Mapleton.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverside Extension Cemetery
    • Riverside Cemetery

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<5>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Mapleton had a population of 76 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service. In 2020, Mapleton had a population of 1,824 people.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Mapleton, with the one closest to Mapleton listed first.

  • Mapleton [Aroostook County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mapleton
    • Mapleton [Aroostook County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Mapleton
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 76 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,824 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Mapleton had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mapleton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mapleton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mapleton<3>
  • Castle Hill [Aroostook County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Castle Hill
    • Castle Hill [Aroostook County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Mapleton
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 46 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 390 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Castle Hill had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Castle Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Castle Hill
  • Washburn [Aroostook County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Washburn
    • Washburn [Aroostook County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Mapleton
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 207 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,533 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Washburn had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Washburn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washburn
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Washburn<3>
  • Presque Isle [Aroostook County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Presque Isle
    • Presque Isle [Aroostook County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Mapleton
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,050 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,950 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Presque Isle had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Presque Isle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Presque Isle
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Presque Isle<3>
  • Parkhurst [Aroostook County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parkhurst
    • Parkhurst [Aroostook County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Mapleton
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Parkhurst had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Parkhurst have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parkhurst
  • Perham [Aroostook County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Perham
    • Perham [Aroostook County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Mapleton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 364 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Perham had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Perham
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Perham<3>
  • Continue List ...
    • Ashland [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ashland
      • Ashland [Aroostook County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Mapleton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 267 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,214 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Ashland had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ashland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ashland<3>
    • Easton [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Easton
      • Easton [Aroostook County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Mapleton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 76 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,177 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Easton had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Easton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Easton
    • Roberts [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roberts
      • Roberts [Aroostook County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Mapleton
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Roberts had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roberts have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roberts
    • Westfield [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westfield
      • Westfield [Aroostook County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Mapleton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 505 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Westfield had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westfield
    • Maple Grove [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maple Grove
      • Maple Grove [Aroostook County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Mapleton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 150 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Maple Grove had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maple Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maple Grove
    • East Lyndon [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Lyndon
      • East Lyndon [Aroostook County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Mapleton
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, East Lyndon had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Lyndon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Lyndon
    • Masardis [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Masardis
      • Masardis [Aroostook County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Mapleton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 44 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 227 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Masardis had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Masardis have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Masardis
    • Hurd [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hurd
      • Hurd [Aroostook County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Mapleton
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Hurd had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hurd have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hurd
    • Caribou [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Caribou
      • Caribou [Aroostook County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Mapleton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,800 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,622 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Caribou had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Caribou have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Caribou
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Caribou<3>

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Mapleton. See our List of 1890's Communities around Mapleton.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Mapleton ...

While our initial data about Mapleton came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Mapleton in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Mapleton.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

Note for Mapleton:
Services available in 1895: had a Express Office, no Railroad mentioned

Rand McNally Map of Maine (1897)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

We have found Mapleton in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Mapleton for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Mapleton. See our Misc Page for Mapleton for more information.

The Communities of Maine

About Aroostook County

About Maine

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Mapleton. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Aroostook County: www.aroostook.me.us/

The official website for State of Maine: https://www.maine.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Mapleton) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Mapleton. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from MapletonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mapleton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.6820, Longitude: -68.1628       In this case, the coordinates for Mapleton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<5>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Mapleton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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