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Maine Resource Guide: Hiram, Oxford County

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Oxford County (set off from York County in 1805)


1807 as a district from Hiram Plantation; incorporated in 1814 as a town

Previous Designations

Great Ossipee

The town comprises Wadsworth's Grant, Cutler's Lower Grant, and Prescott's Grant

Boundary Changes

Parts of Baldwin were annexed in 1821 and 1844

Part of Brownfield was annexed in 1852

Villages, Locations and Settlements

Bridgton Junction (former railroad station), Durgintown, East Hiram, Hiram Village (Hiram Bridge), Rankins Mill, South Hiram, Wadsworth (former post office)

Adjacent Towns and Townships

Baldwin, Brownfield, Cornish, Denmark, Parsonsfield, Porter, Sebago


Historical USGS Maps of Hiram, Maine

Vital Records

Hiram Vital Records, 1905-06

Military Records

World War I Soldiers Index: Hiram

General Resources

FamilySearch Catalog: Hiram, Oxford, Maine

Official Website: Town of Hiram

Maine Memory Network: Hiram


Clemons, Hubert W., A Bicentennial History of Hiram, Maine, 1776-1976 ([Hiram, Me.?: Hiram Bicentennial Committee], 1976)

Clemons, Hubert W., History of the First Universalist Church, Hiram, Maine, 1834-1979 ([Hiram, Me.: The First Universalist Church], 1979)

Cotton, Raymond C., By the toss of a coin: an abridged and updated history of the town of Hiram (Hiram, Me.: Hiram Historical Society, 1983 (Denmark, Me.: Cardinal Printing Co.))

Cotton, Raymond C., Hog reaves, field drivers, and tything men: the birth pains of the town of Hiram (Hiram, Me.: Hiram Historical Society, 1983 (Denmark, Me.: Cardinal Printing Co.))

Hammond, Donna M., Hiram: Lest We Forget (Hiram, Me.: Hiram Historical Society, 2001)

Mitchell, Harry Edward, compiler, The Town Register, 1907: Brownfield, Denmark, Hiram and Porter (Brunswick, Me.: H. E. Mitchell Co., 1907)

Ridlon, Gideon Tibbetts, Saco Valley settlements and families: historical, biographical, genealogical, traditional, and legendary... (Portland, Me.: G.T. Ridlon, 1895)

Teg, William, Hiram (Cornish, Maine: Webb-Smith Printing Co., c1941)

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