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Bowdoin, Sagadahoc County

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Sagadahoc County (set off from Lincoln County in 1854)



Previous Designations

West Bowdoinham Plantation

Part of the town lies in the Pejepscot Purchase, the rest in the Plymouth Claim (Kennebec Purchase)

Boundary Changes

Part was set off to form Thompsonborough (now Lisbon) in 1799

Land was set off to Lisbon in 1826 (reannexed in 1827) and 1834

Villages, Locations and Settlements

Bowdoin Center, Starbird Corner, Varney Corner, West Bowdoin

Adjacent Towns and Townships

Bowdoinham, Lisbon, Litchfield, Richmond, Sabattus, Topsham


Maine Historical Maps: Bowdoin


Bowdoin Cemeteries

Military Records

World War I Soldiers Index: Bowdoin

General Resources

FamilySearch Catalog: Bowdoin, Sagadahoc, Maine

Official Website: Town of Bowdoin

Town of Bowdoin Maine Historical Society

MEGenWeb Project: Bowdoin

Maine Memory Network: Bowdoin


Bartlett, Charlene B., and Jayne E. Bickford, Cemetery Inscriptions, and Revolutionary, War of 1812, and Civil War Veterans of Bowdoin, Maine (Bowie, Md.: Heritage Books, 1993)

Cox, Rachel Townsend, comp., Vital records of Bowdoin, Maine, to the year 1892 ([Portland, Me]: Published under authority of the Maine Historical Society, 1944-45. (Auburn, Me.: Press of Merrill & Webber Co.)

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