Monday, January 15, 2007

Map of Ripley c. 1860

Ripley, Maine was settled at the turn of the 18th century. Some of the earliest settlers arrived in the late 1790’s. Township 5 Range 5 was an unorganized township North of the Waldo Patent. It was incorporated as a town on December 11, 1816. Maine became a state in 1820. The town was named for Eleazer Wheelock Ripley who was an officer in the War of 1812. On Feb 8, 1834, the northernmost part of Ripley was set aside and incorporated as the town of Cambridge. The East Branch of the Sebasticook River or “Maine Stream” forms the boundary between the two towns.
Ripley is , therefore, the Southern half of an original 6 mile square township.

**If you click on the picture it will give you a larger view.


  1. Glad to see this new feature--my ancesters were in Ripley in 1850 at Todds Corner--Isaac Strout and his two sons Simon and Abner.

    Hope to see more of this

  2. Thanks for the Ripley information. Desendent of Silas Emery and Robert Tripp(1) William Tripp(2) and wives. All buried in the Ripley Cemetery.


Census of Ripley,  Maine c. 1910 From:   " The East Somerset County Register"    Compiled and Published by Chatto & Tu...