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Maine Resource Guide: Southport, Lincoln County

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Lincoln County (set off from York County in 1760)


1842 from part of Boothbay as Townsend; name changed in 1850

Previous Designations

The name "Cape Newagen" (Cape-newagen, Capemanwagen, Bonewagon, Bonawagan, Newaggon, etc.) was once applied to the whole region first incorporated as Boothbay, now to the southerly tip of Southport Island

Prominent Islands

Boston Island (formerly Ebenecook Island), Cape Island (Jerry's Island), Capitol Island (formerly Pig Cove Island), Green Island, Mouse Island, Pratts Island, Southport Island (Cape Newagen Island), Squirrel Island

Villages, Locations and Settlements

Ebenecook Harbor, Marrs Harbor (Hendricks Harbor), Mouse Island (former post office on Mouse Island), Newagen, Pine Cliff, Squirrel Island, Southport, Townsend (former post office), West Southport

Adjacent Towns and Townships

Boothbay, Boothbay Harbor, Georgetown


Historical USGS Maps of Southport, Maine

Military Records

World War I Soldiers Index: Southport

General Resources

FamilySearch Catalog: Southport, Lincoln, Maine

Official Website: Town of Southport

Boothbay Region Historical Society

Maine Memory Network: Southport

Maine Memory Network: Newagen


Greene, Francis Byron, History of Boothbay, Southport and Boothbay Harbor, Maine. 1623-1905. With family genealogies (Portland, Me.: Loring [c1906])

Haskell, Jessica J., and Georgiana Lilly, comp., Records of Southport, Maine (Hallowell, Me.: Daughters of the American Revolution, Mary Kelton Dummer Chapter, [1935])

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