Somerset County Charter

Somerset County Charter

Our Governing Framework

Welcome to the dedicated page for the Somerset County Charter, the foundational document that outlines the principles, powers, and structure of our county government. This Charter serves as a blueprint for how our county operates, detailing the roles and responsibilities of various county officials, departments, and entities. It is a reflection of our commitment to governance that is both transparent and accountable to the residents of Somerset County.

The Charter is more than just a legal document; it embodies the aspirations and values of our community. It ensures that our government functions in a way that is consistent with the democratic ideals of fairness, efficiency, and representation. As you peruse this document, you’ll gain insight into the rules and guidelines that shape our local government’s decisions and actions.

We encourage all residents, and those interested in our county’s governance, to familiarize themselves with the Charter. Understanding this document is key to appreciating how our county functions and how it serves its people. Below, you will find the complete text of the Somerset County Charter, as a resource for education, reference, and civic engagement.

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A Historical Map of Somerset County, Maine | Library of Congress



  • Chace, J., cartographer, publisher
  • Rease, W. H, engraver, printer

Created / Published

  • Portland and Philadelphia : J. Chace Jr., publisher : D.S. Stinson, topogr. engr., assistant publisher & general agent, 1860.


  • –  Shows landowners.
  • –  Relief shown by hachures.
  • –  Includes color illustrations, distance table, statistics table, directories, 29 insets of towns and villages, text, decorate border, and inset of “Northern portion of Somerset County.”
  • –  LC copy sectioned in six and mounted on two sheets of cloth.
  • –  LC Land ownership maps, 275
  • –  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.


  • 1 map : hand colored, 169 x 132 cm

Call Number/Physical Location

  • G3733.S6G46 1860 .C5


  • Library of Congress Geography and Map Division Washington, D.C. 20540-4650 USA dcu