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Alna, Lincoln County

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Lincoln County (set off from York County in 1760)


1794 as New Milford from part of Pownalborough (now Wiscasset); name changed to Alna in 1811

Previous Designations

Part of the Plymouth Claim (Kennebec Purchase); North Precinct of Pownalborough

Anciently those parts of Newcastle and Alna adjacent to the river were called Sheepscot (Sheepscot Farms), and for a brief period as New Dartmouth

Boundary Changes

Part of Newcastle was annexed in 1795

Part of Jefferson was annexed in 1816

Parts of Jefferson and Whitefield were annexed in 1824, and reannexed by those towns in 1907

Land was set off to Wiscasset in 1839, Dresden in 1841

Villages, Locations and Settlements

Alna (formerly Puddledock, or Puddle Dock), Alna Center, Head Tide

Adjacent Towns and Townships

Dresden, Jefferson, Newcastle, Pittston, Whitefield, Wiscasset


Maine Historical Maps: Alna

Military Records

Pownalborough Militia Companies, 1777

Vital Records

Marriages in Pownalborough, 1760-1786

Marriages in Pownalborough, 1787-1801

Pownalborough Marriage Intentions, 1760-1780

Marriage Intentions in Pownalborough, 1780-1802

General Resources

FamilySearch Catalog: Alna, Lincoln, Maine

Official Website: Town of Alna

Maine Memory Network: Alna


______, Elementary school history of Alna, Dresden, Edgecomb, Pittston, Wiscasset, state of Maine: a school project organized by Randall F. Cummings ([s.l.: s.n.], 1933)

Allen, Charles E., "Ancient Pownalboro and her Daughters," New England Magazine, vol. 24 (Boston, Mass.: Warren F. Kellogg, 1901)

Cushman, Rev. David, "Ancient Settlement of Sheepscot," Collections of the Maine Historical Society, Vol. 4 (Portland, Me.: Published for the Society, 1856)

Johnson, Alexander, "The Sheepscot Farms, and Approach from the Sea," Collections of the Maine Historical Society, First Series, Vol. 9 (Portland, Me.: The Society, 1887)

Johnson, Rev. Samuel, "Account of an Ancient Settlement on Sheepscot River," Collections of the Maine Historical Society, Vol. 2 (Portland, Me.: Published for the Society, 1847)

Mitchell, Harry Edward, et al., comp., The town register: Wiscasset, Edgecomb, Whitefield, Alna, Woolwich, Dresden, 1906 (PDF) (Brunswick, Me.: H. E. Mitchell, 1906)

Palmer, Rundlette Kensell, A history of Alna, Maine ([s.l.: The Author, 1978])

Patterson, William Davis, comp., Intentions of marriage, copied from the records of Pownalborough, 1760 to 1778: intentions of marriage in Pownalborough, 1780 to 1802: record of marriages in Pownalborough (now Wiscasset and Dresden) 1760 to 1786 (Wiscasset, Me.: William D. Patterson, [1987?])

Sewall, Rufus King, Centennial memorial services of old Alna meetinghouse, Alna, Maine, September 11, 1889 (Wiscasset, Emerson, printer, 1896)

Walker, Nell, comp., Brief history of old Alna ([Alna, Me.?]: Committee for Alna History, 1990)

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