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Bowdoinham, Sagadahoc County

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Sagadahoc County (set off from Lincoln County in 1854)



Previous Designations

Cathance; Abagadussett (Abigadasett, etc.)

This land was claimed by proprietors of both the Pejepscot Purchase and the Plymouth Claim (Kennebec Purchase)

Boundary Changes

Part of Gardinerston Plantation was annexed to Bowdoinham by the act incorporating Pittston in 1779

Patten's Point was set off to Topsham in 1787, and part of that town was annexed in 1830

Part of Litchfield was annexed in 1817

Richmond was set off in 1823

Villages, Locations and Settlements

Bowdoinham, Cathance Point (formerly Fulton's Point, Patten's Point), East Bowdoinham, Harwards (former railroad station)

Adjacent Towns and Townships

Bath, Bowdoin, Perkins Township, Richmond, Topsham, Woolwich


Maine Historical Maps: Bowdoinham

Miscellaneous Resources

Kennebec Purchase Petitioners, 1752

Military Records

World War I Soldiers Index: Bowdoinham

General Resources

FamilySearch Catalog: Bowdoinham, Sagadahoc, Maine

Official Website: Town of Bowdoinham

MEGenWeb Project: Bowdoinham

Maine Memory Network: Bowdoinham


Adams, Silas, The history of the town of Bowdoinham, 1762-1912 (Fairfield, Me.: Fairfield Pub. Co., 1912)

Mitchell, Harry Edward, et al., comp., The Topsham and Bowdoinham Register, 1905 (Brunswick, Me.: H.E. Mitchell Co., 1904)

Rowland, Doris M., comp., Death records of Bowdoinham, Maine (Bath, Me.: Typescript, 1967)

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