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Maine Resource Guide: Wales, Androscoggin County

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Androscoggin County (set off from Lincoln County to Kennebec County in 1840, to Androscoggin County in 1854)


As Freetown Plantation, then as Bloomingboro Plantation about 1780, the name changed a year later to Wales Plantation


1816 from Wales Plantation (Monmouth having been set off in 1792)

Previous Designations

Part of the Plymouth Claim (Kennebec Purchase)

Boundary Changes

Annexed land from Litchfield in 1827 and 1856

"In 1852, that portion of Leeds sometimes called New Boston, was set off and annexed to Wales." [Stinchfield, History of the town of Leeds (1901), p. 1]

Annexed land from Leeds and Monmouth in 1855

Set off land to Webster (now Sabattus) in 1867

Villages, Locations and Settlements

East Wales, Leeds Junction, Wales Center, Wales Corner, Wales Station (former railroad station)

Adjacent Towns and Townships

Greene, Leeds, Litchfield, Monmouth, Sabattus


Historical USGS Maps of Wales, Maine

Map of Wales, 1873


Wales Cemeteries

Military Records

World War I Soldiers Index: Wales

General Resources

FamilySearch Catalog: Wales, Androscoggin, Maine

Official Website: Town of Wales

MEGenWeb Project: Wales

Vital Records of Wales, Maine


Bateman, Luther C., "History of Wales the Chronicle of a Farming Community," Lewiston Journal Illustrated Magazine Section, 26 July 1924

Cochrane, Harry H., History of Monmouth and Wales, Volume I (East Winthrop, Me.: Banner Co., 1894)

Cochrane, Harry H., History of Monmouth and Wales, Volume II (East Winthrop, Me.: Banner Co., 1894)

Mitchell, Harry Edward, et al., comp., The town register, Wayne, Wales, Monmouth, Leeds, Greene: 1905 (Brunswick, Me.: H.E. Mitchell Co., 1905)

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