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Maine Resource Guide: Bingham, Somerset County

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County

Somerset County (set off from Lincoln County to Kennebec County in 1799, to Somerset County in 1809)


Incorporated

1812


Previous Designations

Township No. 1, First Range Bingham's Kennebec Purchase, East of Kennebec River (T1 R1 BKP EKR)

Part of the Carratunk Settlement, with Moscow and the part of Solon

Its residents in 1810 were said to be living on the "Million Acres North of Solon and Athens"


Villages, Locations and Settlements

Austin Junction (former railroad station), Bingham, Johnson Corner, Shorey (former post office)


Adjacent Towns and Townships

Brighton Plantation, Concord Township, Mayfield Township, Moscow, Solon


Maps

Maine Historical Maps: Bingham


Vital Records

Marriages by Rev. Obed Wilson of Bingham, 1814-1839


Miscellaneous Resources

Bingham Town Officers, 1812-1903


Military Records

World War I Soldiers Index: Bingham


General Resources

FamilySearch Catalog: Bingham, Somerset, Maine

Official Website: Town of Bingham

MEGenWeb Project: Bingham

Maine Memory Network: Bingham


Bibliography

______, Bingham sesquicentennial history, 1812-1962 (Skowhegan, Me., Skowhegan Press, 1962)

Labonté, Youville, comp., Marriages of Our Lady of Lourdes, Skowhegan, Me (1881-1980) and of St. Peter, Bingham, Me (1920-1980) (Auburn, Me.: Y. Labonté, [1981])

Mitchell, Harry Edward, comp., The town register, 1903: Solon & Bingham ([Kent's Hill, Me., 1903])

Wilson, Frank H., comp., "Baptisms and Funeral Services Conducted by Rev. Obed Wilson of Bingham, Maine," New England Historical and Genealogical Register, vol. 103 (Boston, Mass.: The Society, 1949)

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