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Maine Resource Guide: South Portland, Cumberland County

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Cumberland County (set off from York County in 1760)


1895 from part of Cape Elizabeth

Incorporated as a City


Previous Designations

Purpooduck (Pooduck)

Villages, Locations and Settlements

Berwick Branch (former post office), Cape Elizabeth Depot (former post office at Pleasantdale), Cape Elizabeth Ferry (former name of South Portland post office), Cash Corner, Ferry Village, Knightville (Knightsville), Meetinghouse Hill, Pleasantdale, South Portland, South Portland Gardens, South Portland Heights, Sunset Park, Thornton Heights, Willard Square, Ligonia (former neighborhood)

Adjacent Towns and Townships

Cape Elizabeth, Portland, Scarborough, Westbrook


Historical USGS Maps of South Portland, Maine


Calvary Cemetery (Maine Catholic Cemetery Committee's online database)


South Portland-Cape Elizabeth Sentry

Vital Records

South Portland Marriages, 1915-16

South Portland Deaths, 1915-16

Miscellaneous Resources

A Declaration of the Inhabitants of Scarborough, Falmouth, Black Point, and Casco, 1663

Military Records

World War I Soldiers Index: South Portland

General Resources

FamilySearch Catalog: South Portland, Cumberland, Maine

Official Website: City of South Portland

South Portland Historical Society

South Portland: A Window on the Past

Maine Memory Network: South Portland


______, 1912 Directory of Portland including the city of South Portland and the town of Cape Elizabeth (Portland, Me.: Portland Directory Co., 1912)

______, Directory of Portland, South Portland and Cape Elizabeth, 1936 (Portland, Me.: Fred L. Tower Co., 1936)

______, Directory of Portland, South Portland and Cape Elizabeth, 1944 (Portland, Me.: Fred L. Tower Co., 1944)

______, Directory of Portland, South Portland and Cape Elizabeth, 1947 (Portland, Me.: Fred L. Tower Co., 1947)

______, History of South Portland, Maine (South Portland, Me.: Brownie Press, c1992)

Ledman, Paul J., A Maine town responds : Cape Elizabeth & South Portland in the Civil War (Cape Elizabeth, Me.: Next Steps Pub., 2003)

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