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Auburn, Androscoggin County

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Androscoggin County (set off from Cumberland County in 1854)


1842 from part of Minot

Incorporated as a City

1868 (charter adopted in 1869)

Previous Designations

That part annexed from Danville was part of the Pejepscot Purchase, save Little's Gore

Boundary Changes

Part of the town of Danville (incorporated in 1802 from Pejepscot Claim Plantation and Little's Gore as the town of Pejepscot; name changed in 1818) was annexed in 1859, the remainder in 1867

The boundary with Minot was altered in 1844, and part of that town was annexed in 1873

Villages, Locations and Settlements

Auburn (formerly Lewiston Falls, Goff's Corner, Pekin), Auburn Plains, Barker Mill, Danville, Danville Corner, Dirigo (former post office), East Auburn, East Minot (former post office in that part set off from Minot), Harmons Corner, Haskell Corner, Hacketts (former railroad station), Lewiston Falls (former post office at Auburn), Lewiston Junction, Littlefield Corner, Marstons Corner (Hardscrabble), Nason's Mills (former post office), New Auburn, North Auburn, Parsons Mills (Parsons Mill), Penleys Corner (Penley Corner), Rowes Corner (Rowe Corner, Rowe Corners), Rumford Junction, South Danville, Stevens Mill, Thompson Corner, West Auburn, West Danville (later South Auburn, a former post office at Lewiston Junction), Youngs Corner

Adjacent Towns and Townships

Durham, Greene, Lewiston, Minot, New Gloucester, Poland, Turner


Maine Historical Maps: Auburn


Auburn Cemeteries

Church Records

Rev. William Riley French Marriage and Funeral Records (1840 to 1893)

Vital Records

Record of Marriages by Rev. Weston B. Adams (Danville)

Miscellaneous Resources

Maine Town Reports: Auburn

General Resources

FamilySearch Catalog: Auburn, Androscoggin, Maine

Official Website: City of Auburn

MEGenWeb Project: Auburn

MEGenWeb Project: Danville

Maine Memory Network: Auburn

Maine Memory Network: Danville


______, Auburn centennial, 1869-1969: souvenir historical booklet ([Auburn, Me.: s.n., 1969])

______, Directory of Inhabitants, Institutions, Manufacturing Establishments, Societies, Business, Business Firms, Etc., Etc. in the Cities of Lewiston and Auburn for 1880-81 (Boston, Mass.: W. A. Greenough & Co., 1880)

______, 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)

______, The Lewiston and Auburn Directory, Containing the Names of the Inhabitants, Their Occupation and Places of Business etc., With a History of Lewiston and Auburn (Lewiston: Stanwood & Co., 1860)

______, The Lewiston and Auburn directory: containing the names of the inhabitants, their occupation and places of business, &c., the officers of the various societies, together with a history of Lewiston and Auburn (Lewiston: W. F. Stanwood, 1864)

______, The Lewiston and Auburn Directory, 1872 (Boston, Mass.: Greenough, Jones & Co., 1872)

______, The Lewiston and Auburn Directory, 1891 (Boston, Mass.: W. A. Greenough & Co., 1891)

______, "Auburn in Its Earlier and Later Days," The Lewiston Daily Sun, 12 Sept. 1919

F_____, A. L., "'Bradbury District'-the Settling of the Northeast Corner of Auburn," Lewiston Journal, Illustrated Magazine Section, 9 Oct. 1915

Hemond, Noella R., and Lucille Hemond Hodsdon, comp., Early Bakerstown intentions & marriages: Minot, early Poland & early Auburn, 1788-2000 (Norway, Me.: L. Hodsdon], 2003)

Hemond, Noella R., and Lucille Hemond Hodsdon, comp., Minot death & cemetery records, 1770's-2002: deaths from Minot records: cemeteries: Minot, early Auburn, early Mechanic Falls ([Norway, Me.: L. Hodsdon], 2003)

Labonté, Youville, comp., Marriages of Auburn, Maine, 1902-1977 (Auburn, Me.: Labonté, [1977?])

Rand, John A., The People's Lewiston-Auburn Maine, 1875-1975 (Freeport, Me.: Bond Wheelwright Co., [1975])

Skinner, Ralph Burgess, Historically speaking on Lewiston-Auburn Maine Churches (Lewiston, Me.: Twin City Printery, c1965)

Skinner, Ralph Burgess, John E. Libby and Daphne W. Merrill, Auburn, 1869-1969: 100 years a city, a study in community growth ([Auburn, Me.]: Auburn History Committee, 1968)

Wing, George C., Auburn, Maine, "fifty years a city" / address delivered by Judge George C. Wing, September 12, 1919 ([Auburn, Me.]: Auburn Chamber of Commerce, [1919])

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