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Bridgton, Cumberland County

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Cumberland County (set off from York County in 1760)


1794 from Bridgton Plantation

Previous Designations

Pondicherry; sometimes given in early records as "Bridgeton," or "Bridgetown"

Boundary Changes

Harrison was set off in 1805

Land was set off to form Naples in 1834

Part of Denmark was annexed in 1842

An area known as "Texas" was annexed from Fryeburg and Denmark in 1847

Land was set off to Naples in 1856, and to Harrison in 1866 and 1877

This town's boundary with Harrison was redefined in 2003 as the center of Long Lake

Villages, Locations and Settlements

Bridgton, Ingalls (Ingalls Hill), New Limington, North Bridgton, Pumpkin Valley, Sandy Creek (Pinhook), South Bridgton, The Ridge, West Bridgton

Adjacent Towns and Townships

Denmark, Fryeburg, Harrison, Naples, Sebago, Sweden, Waterford

Census Records

Inhabitants of Bridgton, 1794


Maine Historical Maps: Bridgton

Military Records

Bridgton Civil War Soldiers

World War I Soldiers Index: Bridgton


The Bridgton News

Maine Obituaries: The Bridgton News

Lakes Region Weekly

Bridgton Newspapers — from the Digital Archives of Bridgton Public Library

The Bridgton Reporter (1858-1863)

Bridgton Sentinel (1863-1864)

Vital Records

Bridgton Marriages

Miscellaneous Resources

Bridgton Voters, 1880

Annual Report for the Town of Bridgton, Maine, 1902-03

General Resources

FamilySearch Catalog: Bridgton, Cumberland, Maine

Official Website: Town of Bridgton

Bridgton Historical Society

Maine Memory Network: Bridgton


______, 1929-1930 directory of Bridgton, Casco, Harrison, Naples and Raymond : combining four separate and distinct directories (Portland, Me. : Fred L. Tower, 1929)

Bateman, Luther C., "How Bridgton Grew Up," Lewiston Journal Illustrated Magazine Section, 15 Oct. 1910

Bateman, Lucius C., South Bridgton the Historic Section of Town," Lewiston Journal Illustrated Magazine Section, 2 Mar. 1912

Ellis, Milton, John Chaplin (1758-1837) of Rowley, Mass. and Bridgton, Me. : his ancestry and decendants [sic] (Westbrook, Me.: H.S. Cobb Print. Co., 1949)

Jones, Herbert G., Sebago Lake Land in History, Legend & Romance; (1949)

Mitchell, H. E., et al., comp., The Bridgton Town Register, 1905 (Brunswick, Me., 1904)

Stevens, Lewis, comp., Vital records of Bridgton, Maine (Rockport, Me.: Picton Press, 2007)

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