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Maine Resource Guide: Newcastle, Lincoln County

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Lincoln County (set off from York County in 1760)


1753 as a district; incorporated 1775 as a town from Sheepscot Plantation

Previous Designations

Anciently those parts of Newcastle and Alna adjacent to the river were called Sheepscot (Sheepscot Farms), and for a brief period as New Dartmouth

Part of the town lay in the Pemaquid Patent

Boundary Changes

Land was set off to New Milford (now Alna) in 1795

Part of Jefferson was annexed in 1858

Villages, Locations and Settlements

Damariscotta Mills, East Newcastle, Newcastle, North Newcastle, Rosicrucian (former post office at South Newcastle), Rosicrucian Springs (former railroad station), Sheepscot, Sheepscot Bridge, South Newcastle, Woodbridge's Corner (former post office at North Newcastle)

The early settlement called Dyer's River was presumably in this town

Adjacent Towns and Townships

Alna, Bristol, Damariscotta, Edgecomb, Nobleboro, South Bristol, Wiscasset


Historical USGS Maps of Newcastle, Maine

Bird's-Eye View of Newcastle and Damariscotta, 1878

Newcastle Village (1894)

Census Records

Census and Valuation of Newcastle, 1783

Miscellaneous Resources

Kennebec Purchase Petitioners, 1752

Vital Records

Some Newcastle Vital Records, 1844-1875

Military Records

World War I Soldiers Index: Newcastle

General Resources

FamilySearch Catalog: Newcastle, Lincoln, Maine

Official Website: Town of Newcastle

Newcastle, Maine Historical Society

Maine Memory Network: Newcastle


______, Early town records of Newcastle, Maine, from June 24, 1756, to January 6, 1779: copied from the original manuscript records, now first published (Damariscotta, Me.: unknown, 1914)

______, The Petition & memorial of the towns of Bristol, Nobleborough, New-Castle, Edgcomb, and Boothbay, in the county of Lincoln, to the General Court of Massachusetts, Anno Domini, 1810 [] (Boston: Printed by J. Belcher, 1811)

Bacon, George Fox, Rockland, Belfast and vicinity: its representative business men and its points of interest, embracing Rockland, Belfast, Camden, Rockport, Bucksport, Ellsworth, Thomaston, Waldoboro, Warren, Damariscotta, Wiscasset, Newcastle (Newark, N. J., Glenwood Publishing Company, 1892)

Cushman, Rev. David, "Ancient Settlement of Sheepscot," Collections of the Maine Historical Society, Vol. 4 (Portland, Me.: Published for the Society, 1856)

Cushman, David Quimby, The history of ancient Sheepscot and Newcastle: including early Pemaquid, Damariscotta, and other contiguous places, from the earliest discovery to the present time: together with the genealogy of more than four hundred families (Bath Me.: E. Upton & Son, printers, 1882)

Groves, Marlene A., Index to Rev. David Quimby Cushman's The history of ancient Sheepscot and Newcastle (Rockport, Me.: Picton Press, c1997)

Johnson, Alexander, "The Sheepscot Farms, and Approach from the Sea," Collections of the Maine Historical Society, First Series, Vol. 9 (Portland, Me.: The Society, 1887)

Johnson, Rev. Samuel, "Account of an Ancient Settlement on Sheepscot River," Collections of the Maine Historical Society, Vol. 2 (Portland, Me.: Published for the Society, 1847)

Mitchell, Harry Edward, et al., comp., The Town register: Damariscotta, Newcastle, Bristol, Bremen, Muscongus Island 1906 (Brunswick, Me.: H.E. Mitchell, 1906)

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