Unorganized Territories

Somerset County

Unorganized Territories Office

Explore the unique charm and distinctive character of Somerset County’s Unorganized Territories (UTs). Nestled amidst Maine’s picturesque landscapes, these Territories embody a blend of history, community, and the spirit of self-governance.

Understanding Unorganized Territories:
In Somerset County, a significant portion of land is designated as Unorganized Territories (UTs). Unlike traditional towns, UTs operate without a local city government and do not collect taxes. This distinctive administrative setup adds a layer of individuality to these areas, fostering a community-driven ethos.

A Tapestry of Diversity:
The Unorganized Territories encompass a diverse range of landscapes and histories. Some were once organized towns with specific place names, having relinquished their Territories charter and tax collection responsibilities at some point. Others were never officially organized, identified solely by grid coordinates such as R1 T13, adding an element of mystery and exploration.

Resilient Occupancy:
While these Territories may no longer be official towns with structured governance, many are still occupied, maintaining a resilient sense of community. Residents contribute to the unique tapestry of Maine’s UTs, where the absence of traditional census data doesn’t diminish the vibrancy of these areas.

The Challenge of Comparison:
Given their unconventional status, comparing Unorganized Territories in terms of population can be challenging. These areas exist on maps, are named, and are home to communities, yet the lack of official town status makes them distinct entities that resist easy categorization.

Embracing the Unofficial:
At the Unorganized Territories Office, we embrace the unofficial status of these areas. We recognize the importance of acknowledging their unique histories, diverse landscapes, and the resilience of the communities that call them home. Though they may not officially exist as towns, their presence on maps and the lives lived within them make Somerset County’s Unorganized Territories an integral part of our local narrative.

Connect with Us:
Have questions about a specific Unorganized Territories or want to learn more about Somerset County’s diverse regions? Reach out to our team at the Unorganized Territories Office. We’re here to provide information, foster community engagement, and celebrate the distinctiveness of each UT within Somerset County.

Fax:
207-474-7405

Contacts

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List of Unorganized Territories

  • Alder Brook
  • Appleton
  • Attean
  • Bald Mountain
  • Big Six
  • Big Ten
  • Big W
  • Bigelow
  • Blake Gore
  • Bowtown
  • Bradstreet
  • Brassua
  • Carrying Place
  • Carrying Place Town
  • Chase Stream & 10,000 Acre Trac
  • Comstock
  • Concord
  • Dead River
  • Dole Brook
  • East Moxie
  • Elm Stream
  • Flagstaff
  • Forsyth
  • Hammond
  • Haynestown
  • Hobbstown
  • Holeb
  • Indian Stream
  • Johnson Mountain
  • King & Bartlett
  • Lexington
  • Little W
  • Long Pond
  • Lower Enchanted
  • Mayfield
  • Misery Gore
  • Misery Township
  • Moxie Gore
  • Parlin  Pond
  • Pierce Pond
  • Pittston Academy Grant
  • Plymouth (Boyd)
  • Prentiss
  • RaytownTownship
  • Rockwood Strip T1 R1
  • Rockewood Strip T2 R1
  • Russell Pond
  • Sandbar Tract
  • Sandwich Academy Grant
  • Sandy Bay
  • SaplingTownship
  • Seboomook
  • Soldiertown
  • Spencer
  • Spring Lake
  • Squaretown
  • St. John
  • T 4 R 17
  • T 5 R 17
  • T 5 R 18
  • T 5 R 19
  • T 5 R 20
  • T 5 R 6
  • T 5 R 7
  • T 6 R 17
  • T 6 R 18
  • T 7 R 16
  • T 7 R 17
  • T 7 R 18
  • T 7 R 19
  • T 8 R 16
  • T 8 R 17
  • T 8 R 18
  • T 8 R 19
  • T 9 R 16
  • T 9 R 17
  • T 9 R 18
  • T10 R16
  • Taunton & Raynham
  • Thorndike
  • Tomhegan
  • Upper Enchanted
  • West Middlesex Canal Grant