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Maine Resource Guide: Readfield, Kennebec County

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County · Incorporated · Boundary Changes · Villages, Locations and Settlements · Adjacent Towns and Townships · Maps · Military Records · General Resources · Bibliography


Kennebec County (set off from Lincoln County in 1799)


1791 from part of Winthrop

Boundary Changes

A gore called the Thirty-Mile Strip was annexed in 1809

Land was set off to Winthrop in 1810

Part of Wayne was annexed in 1821

Parts of Mount Vernon were annexed in 1825 and 1845, and land was set off to that town in 1845

Land was set off to form Kennebec (now Manchester) in 1850, additional land was set off to that town in 1852, and parts of Kennebec were annexed in 1852 and 1854

Villages, Locations and Settlements

East Readfield (former post office), Hoyts (former railroad station), Kents Hill (Kent's Hill), Readfield (Readfield Corner), Readfield Depot

Adjacent Towns and Townships

Fayette, Manchester, Mount Vernon, Wayne, Winthrop


Historical USGS Maps of Readfield, Maine

Military Records

World War I Soldiers Index: Readfield

General Resources

FamilySearch Catalog: Readfield, Kennebec, Maine

Official Website: Town of Readfield

MEGenWeb Project: Readfield

Readfield Historical Society & Museum

Maine Memory Network: Readfield

Maine Memory Network: East Readfield

Maine Memory Network: Kents Hill


Caldwell, Merritt, An address delivered before the Readfield Temperance Society, at their first anniversary, July 4, 1832 (Hallowell, Me.: Advocate office, 1832)

Hunton, F. A., The Mt. Vernon and Readfield register, 1908 (Augusta, Me.: Mitchell-Cony Co., 1908)

Mitchell, Harry Edward, comp., The Readfield Register, 1903 (Kent's Hill [Me.] The author, 1903)

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