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Maine Resource Guide: Rumford, Oxford County

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Oxford County (set off from Cumberland County in 1805)


1800 from New Pennycook Plantation

Previous Designations

New Pennacook (New Penacook, New Pennicook, New Pennycook, etc.)

Boundary Changes

Part of Peru was annexed in 1895

Part of Franklin Plantation (organized in 1842 from part of Township No. 2) was annexed in 1899, the remainder annexed to Peru

Villages, Locations and Settlements

Abbots Mill (Abbot's Mill, Abbot's Mills), Bisbees (former railroad station), Littlefield (former post office), Mount Zircon (later Zircon, a former post office), North Rumford, Porters (former railroad station), Rumford (Rumford Falls), Rumford Center, Rumford Corner, Rumford Falls (former post office at Rumford), Rumford Point, Smith Crossing, South Rumford, Virginia (formerly East Rumford), Woodrowville

Adjacent Towns and Townships

Andover, Bethel, Hanover, Mexico, Milton Township, Newry, Peru, Roxbury


Saint John Cemetery, Rumford


Historical USGS Maps of Rumford, Maine

Rumford Falls (1894)

Military Records

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

Rumford Militia Officers, 1817-1843

Rumford Civil War Soldiers

World War I Soldiers Index: Rumford


Rumford Falls Times

Obituary Collection: Rumford Falls Times []

Vital Records

Rumford Intentions of Marriage, 1801-1889

Deaths in Rumford, 1840-1880

Miscellaneous Resources

Maine Town Reports: Rumford

Direct Tax of 1798 - Rumford

History of the Rumford Falls Baptist Church

General Resources

FamilySearch Catalog: Rumford, Oxford, Maine

Official Website: Town of Rumford

MEGenWeb Project: Rumford

Maine Memory Network: Rumford


_____, 1906 Directory of Rumford, Mexico and Dixfield, Maine (Auburn, Me.: Merrill & Webber, 1906)

______, "Rumford Falls, Maine: The Coming City," Lewiston Saturday Journal, Supplement, 26 Sept. 1891

Labonté, Youville, comp., Marriages of St. John, Rumford, Me (1866-1939) and of St. Theresa, Mexico, Me. (1927-1939) (Auburn, Me.: Y. Labonte, [1995?])

Lapham, William Berry, History of Rumford, Oxford County, Maine: from its first settlement in 1779 to the present time (Augusta Me.: Press of the Maine Farmer, 1890)

Martin, Stuart F., New Pennacook Folks: A Historical Record of the Town of Rumford and the People who Lived Here (Rumford Point, Me.: S. Martin, 1980)

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