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Maine Resource Guide: Bowdoin, Sagadahoc County

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County · Incorporated · Previous Designations · Boundary Changes · Villages, Locations and Settlements · Adjacent Towns and Townships · Maps · Cemeteries · Military Records · General Resources · Bibliography

County

Sagadahoc County (set off from Lincoln County in 1854)


Incorporated

1788


Previous Designations

West Bowdoinham Plantation

Part of the town lies in the Pejepscot Purchase, the rest in the Plymouth Claim (Kennebec Purchase)


Boundary Changes

Part was set off to form Thompsonborough (now Lisbon) in 1799

Land was set off to Lisbon in 1826 (reannexed in 1827) and 1834


Villages, Locations and Settlements

Bowdoin Center, Starbird Corner, Varney Corner, West Bowdoin


Adjacent Towns and Townships

Bowdoinham, Lisbon, Litchfield, Richmond, Sabattus, Topsham


Maps

Historical USGS Maps of Bowdoin, Maine


Cemeteries

Bowdoin Cemeteries


Military Records

World War I Soldiers Index: Bowdoin


General Resources

FamilySearch Catalog: Bowdoin, Sagadahoc, Maine

Official Website: Town of Bowdoin

Town of Bowdoin Maine Historical Society

MEGenWeb Project: Bowdoin

Maine Memory Network: Bowdoin


Bibliography

Bartlett, Charlene B., and Jayne E. Bickford, Cemetery Inscriptions, and Revolutionary, War of 1812, and Civil War Veterans of Bowdoin, Maine (Bowie, Md.: Heritage Books, 1993)

Cox, Rachel Townsend, comp., Vital records of Bowdoin, Maine, to the year 1892 ([Portland, Me]: Published under authority of the Maine Historical Society, 1944-45. (Auburn, Me.: Press of Merrill & Webber Co.)

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