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Maine Resource Guide: Sanford, York County

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County · Incorporated · Incorporated as a City · Previous Designations · Boundary Changes · Villages, Locations and Settlements · Adjacent Towns and Townships · Maps · Cemeteries · Newspapers · Church Records · Vital Records · Miscellaneous Resources · Military Records · General Resources · Bibliography


York County


1768 from Phillipstown Tract

Incorporated as a City


Previous Designations


Includes that part of the Fluellen Tract called The Nineteen Thousand Acres

Boundary Changes

Adjacent unincorporated land was annexed in 1786

Some of the unincorporated land previously annexed was set off to Lebanon and to Shapleigh in 1787

The "North Parish of Sandford" was set off in 1794 to form the district of Alfred

Part of Shapleigh was annexed in 1820, and part of Alfred in 1828

Villages, Locations and Settlements

Getchells Corner, Morrisons Corner, Moultonborough, Sanford (formerly Sanford Corners), Sanford Corner (former post office at Sanford), South Sanford, Springvale

Adjacent Towns and Townships

Acton, Alfred, Kennebunk, Lebanon, North Berwick, Shapleigh, Wells


Historical USGS Maps of Sanford, Maine

Bird's-Eye View of Sanford, 1889


Sanford & Springvale, Maine Cemeteries

St. Ignatius and Notre Dame Cemeteries (Maine Catholic Cemetery Committee's online database)

Cemeteries of York County


Weekly Observer

Springvale Public Library & Goodall Memorial Library Digital Newspaper Archive — Four Sanford newspapers, 1895-1941

Church Records

Sanford North Parish Congregational Church Records (1786-1823)

Vital Records

Marriages in Sanford by Rev. Moses Sweat, 1786-1822

Miscellaneous Resources

Centenarians and Nonagenarians of Sanford

Sanford Postmasters, 1796-1899

Military Records

World War I Soldiers Index: Sanford

General Resources

FamilySearch Catalog: Sanford, York, Maine

Official Website: Town of Sanford

Maine Memory Network: Sanford

Maine Memory Network: Springvale


Bodwell, John W., et al., Sanford, Maine, vital records from account books and diaries of John W. Bodwell, 1849, 1851-1852, 1855-1856-1857, 1860: account book no. 3, 1852-1860 / E. A. Bodwell ; George E. Allen's diaries, 1874-1892 ([Sanford, Me.?]: Daughters of the American Revolution, Benepeag Chapter, 1945)

Boyle, Frederick R., Early families of Sanford-Springvale, Maine (Portsmouth, N.H.: P.E. Randall, Publisher, 1988)

Emery, Edwin, The history of Sanford, Maine, 1661-1900 (Fall River, Mass.: The compiler, 1901)

Labonté, Youville, comp., Marriages of Notre-Dame, Springvale, Me. 1887-1981: and of St. Michael, South Berwick, Me. 1886-1982 and of Our Lady, Queen of Peace, Berwick, Me. 1927-1982 (Lewiston, Me.: Y. Labonte, 1985)

Labonté, Youville, comp., Marriages of St. Ignatius, Sanford, Me., 1892-1981, and of Holy Family, Sanford, Me., 1932-1981 (Auburn, Me.: Y. Labonté, [1982])

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