History of Kingsbury, Maine
A Gazetteer of the
State of Maine
By Geo. J. Varney
Published by B. B. Russell, 57 Cornhill,
Kingsbury is situated in the south-western part of
Piscata quis County, having Mayfield, in Somerset County, for Its western boundary. Its other boundaries are the
Piscataquis County towns of Blanchard, on the north, Abbot and Parkman on the east, and Wellington on the south.
The principal ponds are Kingsbury, 2 miles long by 1 wide, Foss, about 1 mile each way, and Tilton Pond, somewhat
smaller. There are two fine Cascades in town, and the streams are well-stocked with speckled trout. The town is
hilly, the principal rock is slate, and the soil, where cultivated, is mostly a clay loam, good for potatoes and
grass. The trees usual in the region flourish here; and the primeval forest still stands to such an extent that
one road passes through it for 9 miles without encountering a single opening. There is a saw-mill and grist-mill,
built in 1835 by Judge Kingsbury, (now owned by the Hiltonís) on the outlet of Kingsbury Pond. This stream forms
the south branch of the Piscataquis River, while the north branch passes near the north-eastern part of the town.
The stage-road from Athens to Moosehead Lake passes through Kingsbury. The village is 20 miles from Dover, and
halt the distance from the station of the Bangor and Piscataquis railway in Abbot.