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Augusta, Kennebec County

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Kennebec County (set off from Lincoln County in 1799)


1797 as Harrington from part of Hallowell; name changed to Augusta the same year

Incorporated as a City


Previous Designations

Cushnoc (Cushena, Cushanna, Cushenac, etc.); Part of the Plymouth Claim (Kennebec Purchase)

Boundary Changes

Parts set off to Winthrop in 1810, and to Hallowell in 1812, 1813, and 1852

Land was set off to form the town of Kennebec (later Manchester) in 1850

A strip of land from Manchester was annexed in 1856

Villages, Locations and Settlements

Augusta, Bolton (former post office), Coombs Mills (Coombs' Mills), Hallowell Court House (former post office), Kennebec (former railroad station), North Augusta

Adjacent Towns and Townships

Chelsea, China, Hallowell, Manchester, Sidney, Vassalboro, Whitefield, Windsor


Maine Historical Maps: Augusta


Kennebec Journal

Daily Kennebec Journal — at Chronicling America

Kennebec Journal - 1870-present []

Maine Newspapers at Internet Archive — Search Maine Farmer (1833-1900)

Maine Farmer (1833-1900)

Maine Obituaries: Kennebec Journal

Maine Obituaries: Central Maine (Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel)

Miscellaneous Resources

Maine Town Reports: Augusta

Military Records

World War I Soldiers Index: Augusta

General Resources

FamilySearch Catalog: Augusta, Kennebec, Maine

Official Website: City of Augusta

MEGenWeb Project: Augusta

Maine Memory Network: Augusta


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

______, Augusta-Hallowell on the Kennebec. Compiled by workers of the writers' program of the Work Projects Administration in the State of Maine ([Augusta, Me.] Kennebec Journal Print Shop, 1940)

______, Index to The history of Augusta, Maine, by James W. North (Camden, Maine: Picton Press, c1994)

______, 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 Romance of Augusta 1797-1947 ([Augusta, Me.: The Augusta Press, 1947)

Beck, Joseph T., Historical Notes on Augusta, Maine (Farmington, Me., Knowlton & McLeary Co., printers, 1962-63)

Boardman, Samuel Lane, "A Chapter in the History of Ancient Cushnoc — Now Augusta," Collections and Proceedings of the Maine Historical Society, Third Series, Vol. 2 (Portland, Me.: The Society, 1906)

Conant, Edith Colby, Vital records of Augusta, Maine, to the year 1892 ([Auburn, Me.: Press of Merrill & Webber Company], 1933)

Dow, George Francis, Fort Western on the Kennebec: the story of its construction in 1754 and what has happened there (Augusta, Me.: Gannett Pub. Co., 1922)

Jones, Herbert G., Koussinoc, the Indian trading post (1938)

Labonté, Youville, comp., Marriages of St. Augustine, Augusta, Me. (1888-1981) (Lewiston, Me.: Y. Labonte, 1983)

Nash, Charles Elventon, The history of Augusta; first settlements and early days as a town, including the diary of Mrs. Martha Moore Ballard, 1785 to 1812 (Augusta, Me., Charles E. Nash & Son, 1904 [i.e. 1961])

North, James William, The history of Augusta, from the earliest settlement to the present time: with notices of the Plymouth Company, and settlements on the Kennebec; together with biographical sketches and genealogical register (Augusta, Me.: Clapp and North, 1870)

Sanborn, Helen W., History of Augusta: of the people, by the people, for the people ([s.l.]: The Author, 1976)

Violette, Maurice, The Franco-Americans: a Franco-American's chronicle of historical and cultural environment: Augusta revisited (New York: Vantage Press, c1976)

Weston, D. C., Scenes in a vestry: being an account of the late controversy in the South Parish Congregational Church in Augusta (Augusta Me.: W.R. Smith & Co., printers, 1841)

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