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Weld is a town in Franklin County, Maine, United States. Set beside Webb Lake and almost surrounded by mountains, Weld is noted for its scenic beauty.
Originally called No. 5 (or Webb's Pond Plantation), it was first settled in 1800 by Nathaniel Kittredge and his family from Chester, New Hampshire. The town was part of an extensive tract purchased about 1790 from the state of Massachusetts by Jonathan Phillips of Boston. Phillips was an investor whose agent, Jacob Abbott of Wilton, New Hampshire, resold parcels of the land to settlers. Together with Benjamin Weld of Boston, Abbott and his brother-in-law Thomas Russell Jr. in 1815 bought what remained of the Phillips tract. Incorporated on February 8, 1816, the town was named for it's proprietor Benjamin Weld.
According to the US census, the town has a total area of 63.0 square miles, of which, 59.6 square miles is land and 3.4 square miles (5.38%) is water. Weld is situated beside Webb Lake, which is drained by the Webb River, a tributary of the Androscoggin River.
As of the 2010 census, there were 419 people residing in the town, and according to the 2000 census there were 176 households, and 132 families residing in the town. The population density was 6.7 people per square mile. There were 691 housing units at an average density of 11.6 per square mile.
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