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Gardiner, Kennebec County

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County

Kennebec County (set off from Lincoln County in 1799)


Incorporated

1803 from part of Pittston


Incorporated as a City

1849


Previous Designations

Part of the Plymouth Claim (Kennebec Purchase); Cobbossee, or Cobbossee-contee


Boundary Changes

Part of Hallowell was annexed in 1834

Land was set off to form West Gardiner in 1850, and Farmingdale in 1852


Villages, Locations and Settlements

Bookertown (former village), Gardiner (formerly Cobbosseecontee), Lawrence Mills (former railroad station), Libby Hill, South Gardiner


Adjacent Towns and Townships

Litchfield, Pittston, Randolph, Richmond, West Gardiner


Maps

Maine Historical Maps: Gardiner


Newspapers

Gardiner Public Library Digital Newspaper Archive —Includes issues from Gardiner papers dated as early as 1827 and as late as 1930


Miscellaneous Resources

Maine Town Reports: Gardiner

Gardiner Tax List, 1803

Gardiner Tax List, 1851


Church Records

Maine Vital Records, Pastorates of Rev. Giles Bailey, 1840-1875


Vital Records

Gardiner, Kennebec County Maine, Birth & Death records 1800 - 1892 [Ancestry.com]

Deaths of Aged Persons in Gardiner and Pittston


Military Records

World War I Soldiers Index: Gardiner


General Resources

FamilySearch Catalog: Gardiner, Kennebec, Maine

Official Website: City of Gardiner

MEGenWeb Project: Gardiner

Maine Memory Network: Gardiner


Bibliography

______, Directory of the inhabitants, institutions, manufacturing establishments ... in the cities of Augusta, Hallowell and Gardiner for 1882 (Augusta, [Me.]: J.F. Pierce, 1882)

______, The centennial of Gardiner: an account of the exercises at the celebration of the one hundredth anniversary of the incorporation of the town, June 25, 1903 (Gardiner, Me.: unknown, 1903)

______, Leading business men of Lewiston, Augusta and vicinity: embracing also, Auburn, Gardiner, Waterville, Oakland, Dexter, Fairfield, Skowhegan, Hallowell, Richmond, Bath, Brunswick, Freeport, Canton, Buckfield, Mechanic Falls, South Paris, Norway, Farmington and Winthrop with an historical sketch of each place, illustrated (Boston: Mercantile Pub. Co., 1889, c1888)

Gilmore, Evelyn L., Christ Church, Gardiner, Maine: antecedents and history: with a continuation of the story of Christ Church by John Richards (Augusta, Me.: Kennebec Journal, 1962)

Hale, Enoch, History and description of an epidemic fever, commonly called spotted fever, which prevailed at Gardiner, Maine, in the spring of 1814 (Boston, Mass.: Printed by Wells and Lilly, 1818)

Hanson, J. W., History of Gardiner, Pittston and West Gardiner: with a sketch of the Kennebec Indians, & New Plymouth purchase, comprising historical matter from 1602 to 1852; with genealogical sketches of many families (Gardiner, Me.: W. Palmer, 1852)

Webster, Henry Sewall, Land titles in old Pittston (Gardiner, Me.: Reporter-Journal Press, 1912)

Webster, Henry Sewall, comp., Vital records of Gardiner, Maine, to the year 1892 (Gardiner, Me.: The Reporter-Journal Press, 1914-15)

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