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Maine Resource Guide: Norway, Oxford County

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County

Oxford County (set off from Cumberland County in 1805)


Incorporated

1797 from Rustfield Plantation, Lee's Grant, Cummings' First and Second Purchases, and Waterford Three Tiers


Previous Designations

Rustfield


Boundary Changes

Rust's Gore (called Phillips Gore in the act of incorporation) was annexed in 1821

Three lots in Paris were annexed in 1859; part of this land was set back in 1861


Villages, Locations and Settlements

Millettville, Nobles Corner (formerly Lower Corner, or Shadagee), North Norway, Norway (Norway Village, including Steep Falls), Norway Center, Norway Lake (formerly Ford's Corner), Swift's Corner (formerly Fuller's Corner)


Adjacent Towns and Townships

Albany Township, Greenwood, Harrison, Otisfield, Oxford, Paris, Waterford, West Paris


Maps

Map of Grants and Purchases in Norway

Map of Norway Village Fire, 1894

Historical USGS Maps of Norway, Maine

Maps of Norway Village, South Paris Village, Bethel Hill and Paris Hill, 1885

Norway Village, Oxford County (1894)


Cemeteries

Chapel Cemetery, Norway (part 2)

Hall Cemetery, Norway

Holt Cemetery, Norway

Merrill Hill Cemetery, Norway (part 2)

Norway Center Cemetery, Norway (Part 2) (Part 3) (Part 4) (Part 5)

Shedd Cemetery, Norway

Towne Cemetery, Norway

Upton Family Cemetery, Norway


Military Records

Revolutionary War Soldiers of Norway

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

Norway Soldiers in the War of 1812

Norway Civil War Soldiers

Civil War Dead and Prisoners of War from Norway

World War I Soldiers Index: Norway


Newspapers

Advertiser Democrat

Obituary Collection: Advertiser Democrat [Ancestry.com]


Vital Records

Deaths in Norway, 1789-1819

Deaths in Norway, 1820-1852

Norway Deaths, 1853-1872

Norway Deaths, 1876-1900

Norway Deaths, 1901-1922

Norway Vital Records, 1915


Miscellaneous Resources

Norway Town and Civil Officers, 1797-1886


General Resources

FamilySearch Catalog: Norway, Oxford, Maine

Official Website: Town of Norway

Norway Historical Society

Maine Memory Network: Norway


Bibliography

______, Leading business men of Lewiston, Augusta and vicinity: embracing also, Auburn, Gardiner, Waterville, Oakland, Dexter, Fairfield, Skowhegan, Hallowell, Richmond, Bath, Brunswick, Freeport, Canton, Buckfield, Mechanic Falls, South Paris, Norway, Farmington and Winthrop with an historical sketch of each place, illustrated (Boston: Mercantile Pub. Co., 1889, c1888)

Bradbury, Dr. Osgood N. (Rev. Don L. McAllister, ed.), Norway in the Forties (Norway, Me.: Twin Town Graphics, 1986)

Glatz, Larry, "Lost in the Woods of Shadagee," The Courier, vol. 27 (Bethel Histiorical Society, 2003)

Lapham, William Berry, Centennial history of Norway, Oxford County, Maine, 1786-1886: including an account of the early grants and purchases, sketches of the grantees, early settlers, and prominent residents, etc.: with genealogical registers, and an appendix (Portland, Me.: B. Thurston & Co., 1886)

Mitchell, Harry Edward, comp., The Norway register, 1903-4 ([Kent's Hill, Me.?: H.E. Mitchell Pub., 1903])

Noyes, David, The history of Norway: comprising a minute account of its first settlement, town officers, the annual expenditures of the town, with other statistical matters: interspersed with historical sketches, narrative and anecdote, and occasional remarks by the author (Norway Me.: The author, 1852)

Pike, Clifford L., Norway centennial poem, delivered on the occasion of the centennial celebration of the settlement of Norway, Maine, Sept. 8th, 1886 (Norway, Me.: B. Thurston & Co., 1886)

Verrill, Addison E. (Peter A. Lenz, comp. & ed.), Early Times in Norway-Greenwood, Maine (Norway, Me.: Nickle and Dime Books, 2005)

Whitman, Charles F., A history of Norway, Maine: from the earliest settlement to the close of the year 1922 (Norway, Me.: unknown, 1924)

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