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Boothbay, Lincoln County

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County

Lincoln County (set off from York County in 1760)


Incorporated

1764


Previous Designations

Townsend; Townsendham

The mainland of Boothbay and Boothbay Harbor were possibly called "Epituse" in an early deed

Damariscove and adjacent islands were once part of the Pemaquid Patent


Boundary Changes

Townsend (later Southport) was set off in 1842, Boothbay Harbor in 1889


Prominent Islands

Barters Island, Damariscove Island (formerly Agguahea, Damarill's Cove Island, Dambrell's Cove Island; the northern part known as Wood Island), Fisherman Island (formerly Fisherman's Island, Epituse, Hypocras), Fort Island (formerly Webber's Island, Narrows Island), Hodgdon Island (Hodgdon's Island), Outer Heron Island, Ram Island, Sawyer Island (Sawyer's Island), The Hypocrites (Hippocras)


Villages, Locations and Settlements

Backriver (former post office), Back Narrows, Boothbay (formerly Boothbay Center, or North Boothbay), Dover, East Boothbay (formerly Hodgdon Mills, Hodgdon's Mills, Hodgedon's Mills), Linekin (on Linekin Neck), Ocean Point (formerly Corbin's Sound), Spruce Shores, Trevett


Adjacent Towns and Townships

Boothbay Harbor, Edgecomb, South Bristol, Southport, Westport


Maps

Maine Historical Maps: Boothbay


Cemeteries

Barters Island Baptist Church Cemetery


Newspapers

Boothbay Register

Obituary Collection: Boothbay Register [Ancestry.com]


Military Records

Boothbay War of 1812 Soldiers

World War I Soldiers Index: Boothbay


Vital Records

Boothbay Marriage Intentions, 1766-1820

Boothbay Fatalities, 1624-1904


Miscellaneous Resources

1771 Boothbay Tax Valuation

Kennebec Purchase Petitioners, 1752

Boothbay Selectmen, 1765-1905


General Resources

FamilySearch Catalog: Boothbay, Lincoln, Maine

Official Website: Town of Boothbay

Boothbay Region Historical Society

Maine Memory Network: Boothbay


Bibliography

______, "Sessional Records of the Presbyterian Church of Booth Bay, Maine, 1767-1778," [Part II, Part III, Part IV] Journal of the Department of History of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A., Vol. 16 (Philadelphia, Pa.: Presbyterian Historical Society, 1935)

______, The Petition & memorial of the towns of Bristol, Nobleborough, New-Castle, Edgcomb, and Boothbay, in the county of Lincoln, to the General Court of Massachusetts, Anno Domini, 1810 [Ancestry.com] (Boston: Printed by J. Belcher, 1811)

Clifford, Harold B., The Boothbay region, 1906 to 1960 (Freeport, Me.: Bond Wheelwright Co. [1961])

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

Greene, Francis Byron, Family History of the Boothbay Region, Maine; family genealogies ... 1730 to recent times (Boothbay, Me., Register Press, 1932)

Rice, George Wharton, The shipping days of old Boothbay: from the Revolution to the World War, with mention of adjacent towns (Boothbay Harbor, Me.: unknown, 1938)

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