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Maine Resource Guide: Durham, Androscoggin County

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

County

Androscoggin County (set off from Cumberland County in 1854)


Incorporated

1789 from Royalsborough Plantation


Previous Designations

Part of the Pejepscot Purchase; Royalsborough; Royallsborough; Royalstown


Boundary Changes

Parts of Danville (now part of Auburn) were annexed in 1821 and 1823

The town's boundary with Pownal was redefined in 1999


Villages, Locations and Settlements

Bowie Hill, Crossman Corner, Durham (South West Bend (Southwest Bend)), Plummer Mill (Plummers Mill), Shiloh, South Durham, West Durham


Adjacent Towns and Townships

Auburn, Brunswick, Freeport, Lewiston, Lisbon, New Gloucester, Pownal, Topsham


Maps

Map of Royalsborough, 1766

Map of Durham

Maps of Durham and North Auburn, 1873

Historical USGS Maps of Durham, Maine


Cemeteries

Durham Cemeteries

Some Tombstones in Wagg Cemetery, Durham, Maine (pdf)

Some Tombstones in Penley Corner Cemetery, Durham, Maine (pdf)


Military Records

World War I Soldiers Index: Durham

Durham Revolutionary War Soldiers

Durham War of 1812 Soldiers


Vital Records

Some Durham Births, 1778-1870

Some Durham Marriages, 1789-1839

Some Durham Deaths, 1791-1888


General Resources

FamilySearch Catalog: Durham, Androscoggin, Maine

Official Website: Town of Durham

MEGenWeb Project: Durham

Maine Memory Network: Durham


Bibliography

Stackpole, Everett Schermerhorn, History of Durham, Maine (Lewiston, Me.: Press of Lewiston Journal Co., 1899)

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