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Maine Resource Guide: Old Orchard Beach, York County

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County

York County


Incorporated

1883 from part of Saco as the town of Old Orchard; name changed in 1929 to Old Orchard Beach


Previous Designations

That land lying between Spurwink (now Cape Elizabeth) and Winter Harbor (now Saco and Biddeford) was anciently referred to as Black Point; Stratton Island was another regional name


Boundary Changes

Part of Saco was annexed in 1927



Villages, Locations and Settlements

Stratton Island, Bluff Island



Villages, Locations and Settlements

Grand Beach, Milliken Mills, Ocean Park, Old Orchard Beach, Pine Park, Surfside


Adjacent Towns and Townships

Saco, Scarborough


Maps

Historical USGS Maps of Old Orchard Beach, Maine

Maps of Mount Desert Island, Scarborough, Old Orchard, Saco and Biddeford, 1885

Parts of towns of Scarborough and Old Orchard and the cities of Saco and Biddeford (1894)


Newspapers

Biddeford-Saco-Old Orchard Beach Courier


Military Records

World War I Soldiers Index: Old Orchard


General Resources

FamilySearch Catalog: Old Orchard Beach, York, Maine

Official Website: Town of Old Orchard Beach

MEGenWeb Project: Old Orchard Beach

Maine Memory Network: Ocean Park

Maine Memory Network: Old Orchard Beach


Bibliography

______, Old Orchard and vicinity (Portland, Me.: L. H. Nelson & Co., 1906)

______, Marriages Parish St. Margaret, 1921-1986, Old Orchard Beach, Maine ([Biddeford, Me.: Franco-American Genealogical Society of York County, Me., 1986])

Beckford, William Hale, Leading business men of Kennebunkport, Kennebunk and Old Orchard beach, with an historical sketch of each place (Boston, Mass.: Mercantile Publishing Co., 1888)

Elwell, Edward H., Portland and vicinity: with a sketch of Old Orchard Beach and other Maine resorts (Portland, Me., Loring, Short & Harmon; Providence, R. I., J. A. & R. A. Reid, 1881)

Locke, John Staples, Shores of Saco Bay: a historical guide to Biddeford Pool, Old Orchard Beach, Pine Point, Prouts's Neck (Boston, Mass.: J. S. Locke & Co., 1880)

Locke, John Staples, Old Orchard, Maine (Boston, Mass.: Graves, Locke & Co., 1900)

Mitchell, Harry Edward, et al., comp., The Saco register with Old Orchard, 1906 (Brunswick, Me.: H.E. Mitchell Co., 1906)

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