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Maine Resource Guide: Falmouth, Cumberland County

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County

Cumberland County (set off from York County in 1760)


Incorporated

1658 from Spurwincke and Casco Bay; destroyed in 1689


Reincorporated

1718


Previous Designations

Falmouth Foreside—the Third Parish of Falmouth—was known as New Casco


Boundary Changes

Spurwink (Spurwincke) and Purpooduck were set off to form the district of Cape Elizabeth in 1765

Falmouth Neck was set off to form Portland in 1786

Land was set off to form Stroudwater (now Westbrook) in 1814

Parts of Westbrook were annexed in 1819, 1828, and 1831, and land was set off to that town in 1825, 1835, 1836, and 1853

Land was set off to Portland in 2002


Prominent Islands

Clapboard Island, Mackworth Island


Villages, Locations and Settlements

Blackstrap, Falmouth (formerly Falmouth Corners), Falmouth Foreside, Mackworth Point (Mackeys Point, Menickoe Point), New Casco (former post office), North Falmouth, Pleasant Hill, Presumpscot (or Presumpscot Falls; a former village, probably the same anciently called Casco Mill), West Falmouth Corner, West Falmouth Station


Adjacent Towns and Townships

Cumberland, Long Island, Portland, Westbrook, Windham


Maps

Historical USGS Maps of Falmouth, 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)


Newspapers

The Forecaster


Church Records

First Church of Falmouth Marriages, 1750-1753


Military Records

Falmouth Militia Members, 1757

World War I Soldiers Index: Falmouth


Vital Records

Falmouth Maine Marriage Records Survey (pdf)

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

Falmouth Scholars, 1771

Taxpayers in Falmouth, 1777


General Resources

FamilySearch Catalog: Falmouth, Cumberland, Maine

Official Website: Town of Falmouth

Falmouth Historical Society

Maine Memory Network: Falmouth

Maine Memory Network: Falmouth Foreside


Bibliography

______, 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)

______, Falmouth 1955 real estate tax valuations : as of April 1955 (Falmouth, Me., 1955)

Chamberlain, George Walter, Descendants of Michael Webber of Falmouth, Maine and of Gloucester, Massachusetts (1935)

Goold, William, Portland in the past; with historical notes of old Falmouth (Portland, Me., Printed for the author by B. Thurston & company, 1886)

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

King, Marquis Fayette, comp., Baptisms and Admission from the Records of First Church in Falmouth, now Portland, Maine (Portland, Me.: Maine Genealogical Society, 1898)

Smith, Rev. Thomas, Extracts from the journals kept by the Rev. Thomas Smith, late pastor of the First Church of Christ in Falmouth, in the county of York, (now Cumberland,) from the year 1720, to the year 1788, with an appendix, containing a variety of other matters, selected by Samuel Freeman (Portland, printed by Thomas Todd, 1821)

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