History of Freeman, Maine
A Gazetteer of the
State of Maine
By Geo. J. Varney
Published by B. B. Russell, 57 Cornhill,
Freeman is situated near the middle of the eastern
side of Franklin County, 15 miles north-west of Farmington. It is bounded on the north by Kingfield and Salem,
east by New Portland, south by Strong and New Vineyard, and west by Phillips and Salem. Its area is 17,000 acres.
The surface is much broken by hills, but the soil is fertile, though hard to cultivate. Freeman Ridge, occupying
a large portion of the northern part of the town, is said to be the best for tillage. The middle and southern part
of the town is drained by a branch of Sandy River, and across the northern part flows Curvo Stream, the southern
branch of Seven Mile Brook. Freeman and West Freeman are the post-offices. There are saw-mills at Freeman, West
and North Freeman.