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North Anson is a village in the town of Anson in Somerset County, Maine, United States.

History

According to an 1886 History of Anson, Maine, "In 1845 [Anson] was divided, and North Anson incorporated out of it; but a re-union of the parts took place in 1855. North Anson has in the "Union Advocate" a valuable local and county paper. It is issued every Wednesday by Albert Moore & Son. Its politics are democratic. The Congregationalists, Free Baptists, Methodists and Universalists each have churches in Anson. The town has twenty-one public schoolhouses; the total school property being valued at $3,500. Anson Academy, located at North Anson Village, is a well-established and thriving institution. Many able and successful business and professional men have received here a large part of their education. The valuation of the town in 1870 was $554,407. In 1880, it was $585,080. The population in 1870 was 1,745. In 1880, it was 1,557. "

Today

As of June 14, 2007, the Pan Am Railways has reopened a spur line which used to run to North Anson. It had been abandoned for twenty years. This location is part of the town called Anson.

Coordinates: 44°51′18″N 69°53′59″W / 44.855°N 69.89972°W / 44.855; -69.89972


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