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Maine Resource Guide: Leeds, Androscoggin County

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

County

Androscoggin County (set off from Lincoln County to Kennebec County in 1799, to Androscoggin County in 1854)


Incorporated

1801 from Littleborough Plantation


Previous Designations

The southerly three-fourths of town was part of the Pejepscot Purchase


Boundary Changes

Part of Livermore was annexed in 1802

"In 1809, taken from Monmouth and annexed to Leeds, was a piece of land 160 rods wide and the length of the line between the towns." [Stinchfield, History of the town of Leeds (1901), p. 1]

Land was set off to Wayne in 1810 and 1859, and to Wales in 1855

"In 1852, that portion of Leeds sometimes called New Boston, was set off and annexed to Wales." [Stinchfield, History of the town of Leeds (1901), p. 1]


Villages, Locations and Settlements

Curtis Corner, Dead River (former railroad station), East Leeds (former post office), Highmoor (former railroad station), Keenes Corner, Leeds Center, Libbys Pit (former railroad station), North Leeds, South Leeds, West Leeds


Adjacent Towns and Townships

Greene, Livermore, Livermore Falls, Monmouth, Wales, Wayne


Maps

Historical USGS Maps of Leeds, Maine

Map of Leeds, 1873


Vital Records

Leeds Marriage Intentions, 1801-1825

Leeds Marriage Intentions, 1826-1850

Leeds Marriage Intentions, 1851-1875

Leeds Marriage Intentions, 1876-1901


Military Records

World War I Soldiers Index: Leeds


General Resources

FamilySearch Catalog: Leeds, Androscoggin, Maine

Official Website: Town of Leeds

MEGenWeb Project: Leeds

Maine Memory Network: Leeds


Bibliography

______, Souvenir of Greene & Leeds, 1911 (Brunswick, Me.: Maine Map & Register, [1911])

Lynn, Elizabeth Mitchell, Taken From the Ground: Leeds, Maine in the Twentieth Century (Carmel, Ind.: Full Court Press, 1989)

Mitchell, Harry Edward, et al., comp., The town register, Wayne, Wales, Monmouth, Leeds, Greene: 1905 (Brunswick, Me.: H.E. Mitchell Co., 1905)

Stinchfield, J. C., History of the town of Leeds, Androscoggin County, Maine: from its settlement June 10, 1780 (Lewiston, Me.: Press of Lewiston Journal Co., 1901)

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