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Maine Resource Guide: Newry, Oxford County

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

County

Oxford County (set off from York County in 1805)


Incorporated

1805 from Bostwick Plantation


Previous Designations

Township Letter A No. 3 (TA3), or Letter A No. 3; Sunday River Plantation


Boundary Changes

Parts of Letter A No. 2 (now Grafton Township) and Andover West Surplus were annexed in 1837


Villages, Locations and Settlements

Newry, Newry Corner, North Newry, South Newry (former post office), Sunday River (former post office at Newry)


Adjacent Towns and Townships

Andover, Andover West Surplus, Bethel, Gilead, Hanover, Riley Township, Rumford


Maps

Historical USGS Maps of Newry, Maine


Cemeteries

Smith Cemetery, Newry

Sunday River Cemetery


Military Records

Capt. William Wheeler's Company, War of 1812 (raised in Rumford, Bethel, Newry, Andover, Peru, Dixfield, Albany, Waterford, and Norway)


General Resources

FamilySearch Catalog: Newry, Oxford, Maine

Official Website: Town of Newry

MEGenWeb Project: Newry


Bibliography

Wight, Carrie, Newry, Maine, 1805-1955 (Bethel, Me.: The Oxford County Citizen, 1955)

Wight, Paula M., Newry Profiles, 1805-1980 ([Maine?: P. M. Wight?, 1980?])

Wilkins, Martha Fifield, Sunday River Sketches: A New England Chronicle (Rumford, Me.: Androscoggin Publications, 1977)

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