Daigle, Maine

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Daigle, Maine
Daigle, 1915
Daigle, 1915
Daigle is located in Maine
Daigle
Daigle
Daigle is located in the United States
Daigle
Daigle
Coordinates: 47°11′22″N 68°27′39″W / 47.18944°N 68.46083°W / 47.18944; -68.46083Coordinates: 47°11′22″N 68°27′39″W / 47.18944°N 68.46083°W / 47.18944; -68.46083
CountryUnited States
StateMaine
CountyAroostook
TownNew Canada
Elevation
712 ft (217 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
GNIS feature ID564738[1]

Daigle is an unincorporated community in the town of New Canada, in Aroostook County, Maine, United States.[1] It is the only named community in the town.

The settlement is located 8 mi (13 km) south of Fort Kent. Daigle Pond and Dam are located there.[2]

History[edit]

The first settlers were Vital Daigle and his wife Julie Cyr.[3] They came from nearby Frenchville, Maine, seeking a new home for their family.[4] The deed to the property was dated 1858, and listed 13 Daigle family members.[3]

Other settlers from Frenchville followed, and the small community of Daigle developed.[4]

In 1882, Vital Daigle developed a property called "New Canada Plantation" south of the family homestead, where Daigle manufactured lumber.[3][5] The township adopted the name "New Canada".[6]

Daigle had a post office from 1899 to 1933,[7] and Vital Daigle was the first postmaster.[8]

A church called Holy Family Parish was built in 1906. A cemetery was also established. In 1909, the church was destroyed by fire, but was rebuilt the following year. The church closed in 2000 and was demolished, and a monument was erected to mark its place. The property was sold to the town of New Canada where a community center was to be built. The cemetery is extant, and contains the graves of many early families.[4][9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Daigle
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Daigle Pond Dam
  3. ^ a b c Ancestry Daig (March 16, 2011). "Vital Daigle". Find A Grave.
  4. ^ a b c Roy, Ken. "Holy Family Parish History". Our Acadian, French-Canadian, and Maine Ancestors. Retrieved November 25, 2016.
  5. ^ Maine Register or State Year-book and Legislative Manual. J. B. Gregory. 1888. pp. 273.
  6. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Town of New Canada
  7. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Daigle Post Office (historical)
  8. ^ "Aroostook County" (PDF). Doubleday Postal History. Retrieved November 25, 2016.
  9. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Holy Family Cemetery