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Maine Resource Guide: Augusta, Kennebec County

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County

Kennebec County (set off from Lincoln County in 1799)


Incorporated

1797 as Harrington from part of Hallowell; name changed to Augusta the same year


Incorporated as a City

1849


Previous Designations

Cushnoc (Cushena, Cushanna, Cushenac, etc.); Part of the Plymouth Claim (Kennebec Purchase)


Boundary Changes

Parts set off to Winthrop in 1810, and to Hallowell in 1812, 1813, and 1852

Land was set off to form the town of Kennebec (later Manchester) in 1850

A strip of land from Manchester was annexed in 1856


Villages, Locations and Settlements

Augusta, Bolton (former post office), Coombs Mills (Coombs' Mills), Hallowell Court House (former post office), Kennebec (former railroad station), North Augusta


Adjacent Towns and Townships

Chelsea, China, Hallowell, Manchester, Sidney, Vassalboro, Whitefield, Windsor


Maps

Historical USGS Maps of Augusta, Maine

Settlers' Map of Augusta

Map of Vicinity of Fort Western, 1775

Map of Augusta, 1851

Bird's-Eye View of Augusta, 1878

Map of Augusta, 1885

City of Augusta, Kennebec Co. (1894)

Street Map of Augusta, 1938


Newspapers

Kennebec Journal

Kennebec Journal (historical issues) [Ancestry.com]

Daily Kennebec Journal (historical issues) [Ancestry.com]

Obituary Collection: The Kennebec Journal [Ancestry.com]


Directories

Augusta Area, Maine Directory, 1882 [Ancestry.com] — Directory listing more than 6,200 names for the cities of Augusta, Gardiner and Hallowell, Maine in 1882


Miscellaneous Resources

Maine Town Reports: Augusta


Military Records

World War I Soldiers Index: Augusta


General Resources

FamilySearch Catalog: Augusta, Kennebec, Maine

Official Website: City of Augusta

MEGenWeb Project: Augusta

Maine Memory Network: Augusta


Bibliography

______, Augusta-Hallowell on the Kennebec. Compiled by workers of the writers' program of the Work Projects Administration in the State of Maine ([Augusta, Me.] Kennebec Journal Print Shop, 1940)

______, Index to The history of Augusta, Maine, by James W. North (Camden, Maine: Picton Press, c1994)

______, Leading business men of Lewiston, Augusta and vicinity: embracing also, Auburn, Gardiner, Waterville, Oakland, Dexter, Fairfield, Skowhegan, Hallowell, Richmond, Bath, Brunswick, Freeport, Canton, Buckfield, Mechanic Falls, South Paris, Norway, Farmington and Winthrop with an historical sketch of each place, illustrated (Boston: Mercantile Pub. Co., 1889, c1888)

______, The romance of Augusta 1797-1947 ([Augusta, Me.: The Augusta Press, 1947)

Beck, Joseph T., Historical notes on Augusta, Maine (Farmington, Me., Knowlton & McLeary Co., printers, 1962-63)

Boardman, Samuel Lane, "A Chapter in the History of Ancient Cushnoc — Now Augusta," Collections and Proceedings of the Maine Historical Society, Third Series, Vol. 2 (Portland, Me.: The Society, 1906)

Conant, Edith Colby, Vital records of Augusta, Maine, to the year 1892 ([Auburn, Me.: Press of Merrill & Webber Company], 1933)

Dow, George Francis, Fort Western on the Kennebec: the story of its construction in 1754 and what has happened there (Augusta, Me.: Gannett Pub. Co., 1922)

Jones, Herbert G., Koussinoc, the Indian trading post [Ancestry.com] (unknown: unknown, 1938)

Labonté, Youville, comp., Marriages of St. Augustine, Augusta, Me. (1888-1981) (Lewiston, Me.: Y. Labonte, 1983)

Nash, Charles Elventon, The history of Augusta; first settlements and early days as a town, including the diary of Mrs. Martha Moore Ballard, 1785 to 1812 (Augusta, Me., Charles E. Nash & Son, 1904 [i.e. 1961])

North, James William, The history of Augusta, from the earliest settlement to the present time: with notices of the Plymouth Company, and settlements on the Kennebec; together with biographical sketches and genealogical register (Augusta, Me.: Clapp and North, 1870)

Sanborn, Helen W., History of Augusta: of the people, by the people, for the people ([s.l.]: The Author, 1976)

Violette, Maurice, The Franco-Americans: a Franco-American's chronicle of historical and cultural environment: Augusta revisited (New York: Vantage Press, c1976)

Weston, D. C., Scenes in a vestry: being an account of the late controversy in the South Parish Congregational Church in Augusta (Augusta Me.: W.R. Smith & Co., printers, 1841)

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