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Maine Resource Guide: Bremen, Lincoln County

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Lincoln County (set off from York County in 1760)


1828 from part of Bristol

Previous Designations

Part of the Pemaquid Patent. A small plantation called Collamore's Ridge (Collamore Ridge, Collemore Ridge), which existed in the early 19th century, appears to have been located here, west of Pemaquid and McCurdy Ponds

The upper part of the present town of Bristol was named "Walpole" in 1729 by David Dunbar

Boundary Changes

Johnston's Island in Waldoboro was annexed in 1830, and additional parts of that town were annexed in 1853 and 1856

Cow Island was annexed in 1929

Prominent Islands

Bremen Long Island, Cow Island, Hog Island

Villages, Locations and Settlements

Bremen, Broad Cove, Medomak, Muscongus, Turners Corner

Adjacent Towns and Townships

Bristol, Damariscotta, Friendship, Waldoboro


Historical USGS Maps of Bremen, Maine

Miscellaneous Resources

Kennebec Purchase Petitioners, 1752

Muscongus and Medumcook Plantation Petitioners, 1767

Military Records

World War I Soldiers Index: Bremen

General Resources

FamilySearch Catalog: Bremen, Lincoln, Maine

Official Website: Town of Bremen

Maine Memory Network: Medomak


Dodge, Christine Huston, comp., Vital records of Old Bristol and Nobleboro in the county of Lincoln, Maine: including the present towns of Bremen, Damariscotta, South Bristol, and the Plantation of Monhegan [Vol. II - Marriages] ([Pemaquid, Me.]: Pemaquid Historical Association under the authority of the Maine Historical Society; [Newcastle, Me.]: Lincoln County Publishing Co., 1988)

Groves, Marlene A., comp., Index to A History of Bristol and Bremen (Rockport, Me.: Picton Press, c1997)

Johnston, John, A history of the towns of Bristol and Bremen in the state of Maine, including the Pemaquid settlement (Albany, N.Y.: J. Munsell, 1873)

Mitchell, Harry Edward, et al., comp., The Town register: Damariscotta, Newcastle, Bristol, Bremen, Muscongus Island 1906 (Brunswick, Me.: H.E. Mitchell, 1906)

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