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Maine Resource Guide: Standish, Cumberland County

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


Cumberland County (set off from York County in 1760)


1785 from Pearsontown Plantation

Previous Designations

Hobbstown; Pearsontown; Piersontown

Boundary Changes

Part of Buxton was annexed in 1824

Land was set off to Gorham in 1831 and 1839, and to Raymond in 1869

Frye Island was set off and incorporated in 1998

Villages, Locations and Settlements

Bonny Eagle, Dow Corner, East Standish (later Whiterock, a former post office), Elmwood, Harmon Beach, Higgins Corner, Richville, Sebago Lake, South Standish, Standish (Standish Corner), Standish Neck, Steep Falls, Two Trails, Wards Cove, Whites Bridge

Adjacent Towns and Townships

Baldwin, Buxton, Frye Island, Gorham, Hollis, Limington, Sebago, Windham


Historical USGS Maps of Standish, Maine


Chadbourne Cemetery

Dolloff Rd. Cemetery

Friendship Cemetery

Hamlin Cemetery

Lowell Cemetery

Old Dow's Corner Cemetery

Paine Cemetery

Pond Road Cemetery

Rand Cemetery

Vital Records

Standish Church Marriage Records, 1796-1859

Births in Standish, 1897-1902, 1904-1944

Standish Marriages, 1797-1850

Miscellaneous Resources

Standish Obituaries

Military Records

World War I Soldiers Index: Standish

General Resources

FamilySearch Catalog: Standish, Cumberland, Maine

Official Website: Town of Standish

Maine Memory Network: Standish


Davis, Walter Goodwin, The ancestry of Lydia Harmon, 1755-1836 : wife of Joseph Waterhouse of Standish, Maine (Boston, Mass.: Stanhope Press, 1924)

Davis, Walter Goodwin, The ancestry of Joseph Waterhouse, 1754-1837, of Standish, Maine (Portland, Me.: Anthoensen Press, 1949)

Maxwell, Grace Blake, comp., Vital records of Standish, Maine (Hallowell, Me.: G. B. Maxwell, [19--])

Merrill, Virginia T., comp., Surname index to early families of Standish, Maine by Albert J. Sears ( Solon, Me.: V.T. Merrill, [1996?)

Mitchell, Harry Edward, et al., comp., The town register: Standish, Baldwin, Cornish, Limerick, Limington, 1905 (Brunswick, Me., The H. E. Mitchell Co., 1905)

Ridlon, Gideon Tibbetts, Saco Valley settlements and families: historical, biographical, genealogical, traditional, and legendary... (Portland, Me.: G.T. Ridlon, 1895)

Sears, Albert J., Early families of Standish, Maine (Bowie, Md.: Heritage Books, 1991)

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