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Maine Resource Guide: Clinton, Kennebec County

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


Kennebec County (set off from Lincoln County in 1799)


1795 from Hancock Plantation

Previous Designations

Part of the Plymouth Claim (Kennebec Purchase)

Boundary Changes

Land was set off to Fairfax (now Albion) in 1814

Two estates in Pittsfield were annexed in 1830

Land was set off to form Sebasticook (now Benton) in 1842; part of that town was annexed in 1853

One estate was set off to Canaan in 1849, but reannexed in 1850 upon repeal of the act

Part of Clinton Gore Plantation (organized for election purposes in 1840) was annexed in 1873, the remainder being set off to Burnham

Villages, Locations and Settlements

Clinton, Decker Corner (Decker's Corner, Deckers Corner), Dixon Corner, East Clinton (former post office at Clinton), Morrison Corner, North Clinton (formerly post office at Pishon's Ferry), Pishon Ferry (Pishon's Ferry), West Clinton (former post office)

Adjacent Towns and Townships

Benton, Burnham, Canaan, Fairfield, Skowhegan, Unity Township


Historical USGS Maps of Clinton, Maine

Census Records

1837 Census of Clinton Gore, Maine

Miscellaneous Resources

Clinton Taxpayers, 1780-1781

Military Records

World War I Soldiers Index: Clinton

General Resources

FamilySearch Catalog: Clinton, Kennebec, Maine

Official Website: Town of Clinton

Maine Memory Network: Clinton


Fisher, Carleton Edward, comp., Vital records of Clinton, Maine, to the year 1892: births, marriages, and deaths ([S.l.]: published under authority of the Maine Historical society, 1967)

Fisher, Carleton Edward, History of Clinton, Maine (Augusta, Me.: Printed by KJ Printing, 1970)

Gray, Ruth, comp., "Families in Clinton, Maine, 1799," New England Historical and Genealogical Register, vol. 111 (Boston, Mass.: The Society, 1957)

Mitchell, H. E., The Clinton and Benton register, 1904 (Kent's Hill, Me.: H.E. Mitchell Pub. Co., 1904)

Mitchell, H. E., The Town Register: Clinton, Benton and Fairfield, 1909 (Augusta, Me.: Mitchell Pub. Co., 1909)

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