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Maine Resource Guide: Monmouth, Kennebec County

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

County

Kennebec County (set off from Lincoln County in 1799)


Organized

With the future town of Wales as Freetown Plantation, then as Bloomingboro Plantation about 1780, the name changed a year later to Wales Plantation


Incorporated

1792


Previous Designations

Part of the Plymouth Claim (Kennebec Purchase)


Villages, Locations and Settlements

Annabessacook (former railroad station), East Monmouth, Monmouth, North Monmouth, South Monmouth, Tacoma


Boundary Changes

"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 Winthrop in 1813, to Wales in 1855


Adjacent Towns and Townships

Leeds, Litchfield, Wales, Wayne, West Gardiner, Winthrop


Maps

Historical USGS Maps of Monmouth, Maine


Cemeteries

Monmouth Cemeteries


Military Records

World War I Soldiers Index: Monmouth


General Resources

FamilySearch Catalog: Monmouth, Kennebec, Maine

Official Website: Town of Monmouth

MEGenWeb Project: Monmouth

Maine Memory Network: Monmouth


Bibliography

Bateman, Lucius C., A Progessive Village Is That of North Monmouth—Its Early History and Some Wild Indian Tales," Lewiston Journal Illustrated Magazine Section, 19 Apr. 1902

Cochrane, Harry H., History of Monmouth and Wales, Volume I (East Winthrop, Me.: Banner Co., 1894)

Cochrane, Harry H., History of Monmouth and Wales, Volume II (East Winthrop, Me.: Banner Co., 1894)

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

Mitchell, Harry Edward, et al., comp., The Webster, West Gardiner, Litchfield, and Monmouth register, 1909 (Augusta, Me.: Mitchell Pub. Co., 1909)

Mitchell, Harry Edward, et al., comp., The Winthrop and Monmouth register, 1909 (Augusta, Me.: The Mitchell-Cony Co., 1909)

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