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Maine Resource Guide: Bridgton, Cumberland County

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

County

Cumberland County (set off from York County in 1760)


Incorporated

1794 from Bridgton Plantation


Previous Designations

Pondicherry; sometimes given in early records as "Bridgeton," or "Bridgetown"


Boundary Changes

Harrison was set off in 1805

Land was set off to form Naples in 1834

Part of Denmark was annexed in 1842

An area known as "Texas" was annexed from Fryeburg and Denmark in 1847

Land was set off to Naples in 1856, and to Harrison in 1866 and 1877

This town's boundary with Harrison was redefined in 2003 as the center of Long Lake


Villages, Locations and Settlements

Bridgton, Ingalls (Ingalls Hill), North Bridgton, Pumpkin Valley, Sandy Creek (Pinhook), South Bridgton, The Ridge, West Bridgton


Adjacent Towns and Townships

Denmark, Fryeburg, Harrison, Naples, Sebago, Sweden, Waterford


Census Records

Inhabitants of Bridgton, 1794


Maps

Historical USGS Maps of Bridgton, Maine

Bird's-Eye View of Bridgton, 1888

Maps of Farmington Village, Gorham, Yarmouth and Bridgton, 1885

Bridgton, Cumberland Co. (1894)


Military Records

Bridgton Civil War Soldiers

World War I Soldiers Index: Bridgton


Newspapers

Bridgton Blues, News and Beyond

Bridgton Public Library Digital Newspaper Archive —The Bridgton News, 1870-2013


Vital Records

Bridgton Marriages


Miscellaneous Resources

Bridgton Voters, 1880

Annual Report for the Town of Bridgton, Maine, 1902-03


General Resources

FamilySearch Catalog: Bridgton, Cumberland, Maine

Official Website: Town of Bridgton

Bridgton Historical Society

Maine Memory Network: Bridgton


Bibliography

Bateman, Luther C., "How Bridgton Grew Up," Lewiston Journal Illustrated Magazine Section, 15 Oct. 1910

Bateman, Lucius C., South Bridgton the Historic Section of Town," Lewiston Journal Illustrated Magazine Section, 2 Mar. 1912

Ellis, Milton, John Chaplin (1758-1837) of Rowley, Mass. and Bridgton, Me. : his ancestry and decendants [sic] (Westbrook, Me.: H.S. Cobb Print. Co., 1949)

Mitchell, H. E., et al., comp., The Bridgton Town Register, 1905 (Brunswick, Me., 1904)

Stevens, Lewis, comp., Vital records of Bridgton, Maine (Rockport, Me.: Picton Press, 2007)

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