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Maine Resource Guide: Shapleigh, York 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

York County


Incorporated

1785 from Shapleigh Plantation


Previous Designations

Hubbardstown


Boundary Changes

Part of Sanford was annexed in 1787

Part of the town of Lebanon called Woodman's Grant, later Fox Ridge, was annexed in 1793

Land was set off to Sanford in 1820, and to Lebanon in 1825

Land (including Fox Ridge) was set off to form Acton in 1830

Part of Acton was annexed in 1831

Land was set off to Newfield in 1846

Part of Waterboro was annexed in 1854


Villages, Locations and Settlements

East Shapleigh (former post office at Shapleigh), Emery Mills (Emerys Mills, Emery's Mills, Emerie's Mills), North Shapleigh, Ross Corner (Ross' Corner), Shapleigh


Adjacent Towns and Townships

Acton, Alfred, Newfield, Sanford, Waterboro


Maps

Historical USGS Maps of Shapleigh, Maine


Cemeteries

Locations of Cemeteries in Shapleigh, ME (PDF)

Cemeteries of York County


Military Records

World War I Soldiers Index: Shapleigh


General Resources

FamilySearch Catalog: Shapleigh, York, Maine

Official Website: Town of Shapleigh

Maine Memory Network: Shapleigh


Bibliography

______, Shapleigh, Maine town records 1788-1801 (Sanford & Springvale, Me.: copied by Benapeag Chapter D.A.R., 1932-1933)

Boyle, Frederick R., Early families of Shapleigh and Acton, Maine (Portsmouth, N.H.: P.E. Randall, 2002)

Loring, Amasa, A history of Shapleigh (Portland, Me.: B. Thurston, printer, 1854)

Mitchell, Harry Edward, et al., comp., The town register: Acton, Shapleigh, Parsonsfield, Newfield, Lebanon, 1907 (Brunswick, Me.: H.E. Mitchell co., 1907)

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