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Maine Resource Guide: Cumberland, Cumberland County

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County · Incorporated · Boundary Changes · Prominent Islands · Villages, Locations and Settlements · Adjacent Towns and Townships · Maps · Church Records · Military Records · Miscellaneous Records · General Resources · Bibliography

County

Cumberland County (set off from York County in 1760)


Incorporated

1821 from part of North Yarmouth


Boundary Changes

Crotch (Cliff) Island was annexed by Portland in 1889

Chebeague Island was set off in 2007


Prominent Islands

Basket Island, Sturdivant Island


Villages, Locations and Settlements

Bald Hill (former post office), Cumberland, Cumberland Center, Cumberland Foreside, Cumberland Station, Muskrat Hollow, Poland Corners (former post office at Cumberland), West Cumberland, Wildwood Park


Adjacent Towns and Townships

Chebeague Island, Falmouth, Gray, Harpswell, Long Island, North Yarmouth, Portland, Windham, Yarmouth


Maps

Historical USGS Maps of Cumberland, Maine

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

Falmouth Foreside and adjacent islands, Casco Bay (1894)

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


Church Records

Members of the Cumberland Congregational Church


Military Records

World War I Soldiers Index: Cumberland

North Yarmouth and Cumberland Militia Rolls, 1820


Miscellaneous Records

Cumberland Pauper Book, 185-1910

Cumberland Overseers of the Poor: Documents 1821-1915

1896 List of Students in Cumberland Schools, 2nd Edition


General Resources

FamilySearch Catalog: Cumberland, Cumberland, Maine

Official Website: Town of Cumberland

Maine Memory Network: Cumberland

Maine Memory Network: Cumberland Center


Bibliography

See also Maine State Documents: Cumberland Book Collection

______, Old Times [later The Westcustogo Chronicle]: devoted to the publication of documents relating to the early history of North Yarmouth, Maine, including Harpswell, Freeport, Cumberland, and Yarmouth, all offshoots of the old town: also genealogical records of the principal families in each town (vols. 1-2) (Yarmouthville, Me.: A.W. Corliss, 1877-78)

______, Old Times [later The Westcustogo Chronicle]: devoted to the publication of documents relating to the early history of North Yarmouth, Maine, including Harpswell, Freeport, Cumberland, and Yarmouth, all offshoots of the old town: also genealogical records of the principal families in each town (vols. 3-4) (Yarmouthville, Me.: A.W. Corliss, 1879-80)

______, Old Times [later The Westcustogo Chronicle]: devoted to the publication of documents relating to the early history of North Yarmouth, Maine, including Harpswell, Freeport, Cumberland, and Yarmouth, all offshoots of the old town: also genealogical records of the principal families in each town (vols. 5-6) (Yarmouthville, Me.: A.W. Corliss, 1881-82)

______, Old Times [later The Westcustogo Chronicle]: devoted to the publication of documents relating to the early history of North Yarmouth, Maine, including Harpswell, Freeport, Cumberland, and Yarmouth, all offshoots of the old town: also genealogical records of the principal families in each town (vols. 7-8) (Yarmouthville, Me.: A.W. Corliss, 1883-85)

______, East suburban directory: for Falmouth, Cumberland, Chebeague Island, Yarmouth, North Yarmouth and Freeport, 1906-7 (Portland, Me.: Clark-Delano Co., 1906)

______, 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)

______, 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)

Bennett, Thomas C., comp., Vital records from town reports of the town of Cumberland, Maine, 1893-1960 (Rockport, Me.: Picton Press, c2005)

Bennett, Thomas C., comp., Vital records of Cumberland, Maine, 1701-1892 (Cumberland, Me.: Prince Memorial Library, 2009)

Bennett, Thomas C., ed., Cumberland Congregational Church History and Vital Records (Cumberland, Me.: Prince Memorial Library, 2014)

Ketover, Karen Sherman, comp., Westbrook, Maine cemeteries: plus the surrounding towns of Cumberland, Falmouth, Gorham, Portland & Windham (Bowie, Md.: Heritage Books, c1996)

Mitchell, H. E., The Cumberland and No. Yarmouth register, 1904 (Brunswick, Me.: H.E. Mitchell Pub. Co., 1904)

Perry, T. S., A sermon preached on the eighty-fifth anniversary of the Congregational Church at Cumberland, Maine, Sept. 1st, 1878 [Ancestry.com] (Portland Me.: Globe Pub. Co., 1879)

Sweetser, Mary E., comp., History of the town of Cumberland, Maine (Yarmouth [Me.]: A.F. Tilton, [1921])

Weston, Isaac, A history of the Congregational Church and Society in Cumberland, Me. (Portland, Me.: Printed by B. Thurston, 1861)

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