Lincoln Co., ME - Towns

Lincoln Co. Towns

Lincoln GenWeb

Volunteers are sought for Lincoln County Towns. Please advise Donald Wright and I'll be more than happy to have you sponsor a Town page. I took most of these from a current map and from queries of Lincoln County, so if I missed any, please advise. Also, should the various islands be included as separate jurisdictions? I would guess yes, if records are maintained there, and otherwise no. Any suggestions?
My thanks to David Colby Young who has kindly supplied the details shown about the towns. (P.O. Box 152, Danville, ME 04223)

Alna (formerly New Milford)

Athens (see Athens)

Bath (since 1854 in Sagahadoc Co.; see Sagadahoc-USGenWeb)

Boothbay (formerly (1630) as Cape Newagen, then Townsend, incorporated as Boothbay 3 Nov 1764

Boothbay Harbor (formerly part of Cape Newagen, Townsend and Boothbay; incorporated 16 Feb 1889 as Boothbay Harbor)

Bremen (settled 1735, once part of Bristol, ME; incorporated 19 Feb 1828)

Bristol (belonged to Pemaquid Patent, settled 1625, incorporated 18 Jun 1765)

Buxton (formerly Buckstown, Bucksport, set off to Hancock County in 1789)

Cape Newagen (see Boothbay)

Capitol Island (see Boothbay Harbor)

Chamberlain (see Briston)

Damariscotta (settled ca 1640, 1st part of Nobleboro & Bristol, separated & incorporated 26 Jul 1847)

Dresden (settled in 1752 by French Protestants, with Alna, Wiscasset & Perkins, formed ancient Pownalborough incorporated 13 Feb 1760)

Edgecomb (settled 1774, 1st as Freetown & incorporated 5 Mar 1774 as Edgecomb & included Westport until 1828)

Friendship (now part of Knox Co.)

Georgetown (included Bath, Me until 1781; was set off to Saco

Greene (was set off to Kennebec Co & then in 1854 set off to Androscoggin Co)

Isle of Springs (see Boothbay Harbor)

Jefferson (settled in 1770, formerly part of old Ballstown, inc 24 Feb 1807 as Jefferson)

Jonesboro (now in Washington Co)

Leeds (see also Wayne; (set off to Kennebec Co and in 1854 set off to Androscoggin Co)

Lewiston (Set off to Androscoggin Co in 1854)

Livermore (now part of Leeds; part of Livermore was in Cumberland Co & part was in Lincoln Co but in 1805 all of Livermore was set off to Oxford Co)

Monhegan Plantation Island (Isle St George in 1605)

Montville (now part of Waldo Co)

Newcastle (incorporated 19 June 1753)

New Gloucester (was in York Co, until 1760 and since then Cumberland Co was a half shiretown of Cumberland Co)

New Milford (incorporated 25 June 1794) now see Alna

Nobleboro (inc 20 Nov 1788)

Norway (formerly Cumberland Co, and now in Oxford Co)

Paris (formerly Cumberland Co and now in Oxford Co)

Pejepscot Claim (the land east of the Androscoggin River to the Greene town line was in Lincoln Co)

Phippsburg (now in Sagadahoc Co)

Pittston (now in Kennebec Co)

Rockland (now in Knox Co)

Sandwich (now Wayne)

Sandy River (now in Franklin Co)

Somerville (formerly Patricktown Plantation. incorporated 25 Mar 1858 reorg as plt 14 Mar 1938 & the reorg as town 16 Mar 1974)

South Bristol (formerly part of Bristol, inc 1 Jul 1915)

Southport (formerly part of Boothbay, inc as Townsend 12 Feb 1842, name changes in 1850)

Squirrel Island (see Southport)

Townsend (see Boothbay & Southport)

Trevett (see Boothbay)

Turner (was partly in Lincoln Co, then in Oxford & Cumberland, & now in Androscoggin Co)

Waldoboro (settled 1748 by German immigrants, inc 29 June 1773)

Walpole (see South Bristol)

Warren (now in Knox Co)

Wayne (formerly Sandwich, ME)

Westport (formerly called Jeremisquam, once part of Edgecomb incorporated 5 Feb 1828)

Whitefield (settled abt 1770. western part of old Ballstown until incorporated 19 Jun 1809)

Wiscasset (with Dresden, Alna & Swan Island, the ancient Pownalboro' name was changed to Wiscasset on 10 Jun 1802)

Wiscasset Landmarks

Copyright © 1996 & 2005
GlobalTies, Ltd.
Donald Wright
16 Aug 1997

Lincoln GenWeb Lookups Query Index Societies Surname Index