History of Lincoln Plantation, Maine
A Gazetteer of the
State of Maine
By Geo. J. Varney
Published by B. B. Russell, 57 Cornhill,
Lincoln Plantation, in Oxford County, has the New Hampshire
line for its western boundary, and is the second plantation west of Rangeley. It is about 40 miles N.N.W. of Bethel,
and 20 miles east of Colebrook, N. H. The Magalloway River runs through the midst of the township southward to
its junction with the Androscoggin, near Umbagog Lake, 10 miles distant. In the eastern part is Lincoln Pond, whose
outlet, with Abbott Brook on the western side are tributaries of the Magalloway, and the principal streams of the
township. Other ponds are Parker Hill and Bean. The mountains are quite numerous, and consist of Aziscoos, Observatory,
Half Moon and Deer mountains, and Parker and Emery hills, ranging from 1,000 to 5,000 feet in height. The rock
is chiefly granite. The soil is loam, with hard pan below. Maple, birch, spruce and fir constitute the forests.
Hay is the crop chiefly raised, finding a ready sale with the lumbermen.