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Maine Resource Guide: Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland County

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

County

Cumberland County (set off from York County in 1760)


Incorporated

1765 as a district from part of Falmouth; incorporated as a town in 1775


Previous Designations

That part which lay on the Fore River (now South Portland) was anciently called Purpooduck; the southerly part was called Spurwink (Spurwincke)


Boundary Changes

Land was set off to Westbrook in 1852

Land was set off to form the new town of Cape Elizabeth in 1895, with the residue being renamed South Portland


Prominent Islands

Richmond Island


Villages, Locations and Settlements

Birch Knolls, Bowery Beach (former village), Brentwood, Broad Cove, Cape Cottage, Cape Elizabeth (formerly Cushing's Point Village), Crescent Beach, Delano Park, Elizabeth Park, Fort Williams, Oakhurst, Pond Cove, Queen Acres, Sherwood Forest, Shore Acres


Adjacent Towns and Townships

Portland, Scarborough, South Portland


Maps

Historical USGS Maps of Cape Elizabeth, Maine

Casco Bay from Broad Sound to Cape Elizabeth Light (1885)

Richmond's Island Harbor (1851)

Casco Bay from Broad Sound to Cape Elizabeth Light (1894)


Newspapers

The Cape Courier

South Portland-Cape Elizabeth Sentry


Vital Records

Marriages by Rev. Ephraim Clark of Cape Elizabeth, 1756-1797

Early Birth and Death Records of Falmouth

Early Falmouth Marriage Intentions, A-F

Early Falmouth Marriage Intentions, F-M

Early Falmouth Marriage Intentions, M-S

Early Falmouth Marriage Intentions, S-Y


Miscellaneous Resources

A Declaration of the Inhabitants of Scarborough, Falmouth, Black Point, and Casco, 1663


General Resources

FamilySearch Catalog: Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland, Maine

Official Website: Town of Cape Elizabeth

Maine Memory Network: Cape Elizabeth

Maine Memory Network: Richmond Island


Bibliography

______, 1912 Directory of Portland including the city of South Portland and the town of Cape Elizabeth (Portland, Me.: Portland Directory Co., 1912)

______, Portland Suburban Directory, 1925-26: Including the towns of Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland, Falmouth, Freeport, Gray, New Gloucester, North Yarmouth, Pownal, Scarborough, Yarmouth (Portland, Me.: Crowley & Lunt, 1925)

______, Directory of Portland, South Portland and Cape Elizabeth, 1936 (Portland, Me.: Fred L. Tower Co., 1936)

______, Portland Suburban Directory, 1942-43: Including the towns of Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland, Falmouth, Freeport, Gray, North Yarmouth, Pownal, Scarborough, Yarmouth (Portland, Me.: Crowley & Lunt, 1942)

______, Directory of Portland, South Portland and Cape Elizabeth, 1944 (Portland, Me.: Fred L. Tower Co., 1944)

______, Directory of Portland, South Portland and Cape Elizabeth, 1947 (Portland, Me.: Fred L. Tower Co., 1947)

Diehm, Anne, comp., Vital records of Cape Elizabeth, Maine (Rockland, Me.: Picton Press, c2009)

Haskell, Jessica J., comp., Cape Elizabeth marriages: Cape Elizabeth marriages, 1800-1823 performed by Mr. Ebenezer Thrasher; Cape Elizabeth marriages [performed] by the Rev. Ephraim Clark (1931?)

Jordan, William Barnes, Jr., Chapters in the early history of the town of Cape Elizabeth, Maine (Thesis (M.A.) in History--University of Maine, 1953)

Jordan, William Barnes, Jr., A history of Cape Elizabeth, Maine (Portland, Me.: House of Falmouth, 1965)

Ledman, Paul J., A Maine town responds : Cape Elizabeth & South Portland in the Civil War (Cape Elizabeth, Me.: Next Steps Pub., 2003)

Morton, Frances and Rich Demars, Briant Morton, esq., Englishman (1704-1793) : wives: Thankful Parker - 1st, Lucy White Chamberlain, widow - 2nd and descendants of: Cape Cod, Mass, Cape Elizabeth (Falmouth) Gorham & Jackson plantation of Waldo County, Maine (1983; revised 1995)

Roerden, Chris, ed. and comp., Collections from Cape Elizabeth, Maine (Cape Elizabeth, Me.: Town of Cape Elizabeth, c1965)

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