Researchers with an interest in Hollis
According to G.T. Ridlon, author of Saco Valley Settlements, "The original plantation of Little Falls included what is now Hollis, Dayton, and that part of Limington south of Little Ossipee river."
Early settlement was slow "in consequence of the uncertainty of titles, the boundaries of the original grants being a matter of dispute...In 1790 the population had increased to about 600 souls. The town was incorporated Jan. 27, 1798, by the name of Phillipsburgh..." The townspeople soon determined the name Phillipsburgh was too awkward. "In 1811 the unwieldy name was exchanged for Hollis."
Founders of Hollis, according to G.T. Ridlon,
For more information on early Hollis history, see "Saco Valley Settlements" by Gideon T. Ridlon and "A History of Hollis, Maine" by Martin Jewett and Olive Hannaford.
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