Potato Storage Facility
Potato Storage Facility near a Railroad Siding on the Cow Team Road in Crystal

Crystal is a town in Aroostook County whose organization as a plantation was “legalized” by the Legislature on February 21, 1878. It was incorporated as a town on March 21, 1901. Its population in 1880 was 275, not far from the average of 297 for the period 1970-2010. William Young from Searsmont was the first settler in 1839. Several others arrived in that year and shortly thereafter. — Maine, An Encyclopedia

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45°59′20″N 68°21′28″


Census Locations

1850 Census

Crystal Plantation

1860 Census

Twp 4, Range 5

1870 Census

Crystal Plantation

1880 Census


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