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Columbia, Washington County

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Washington County (set off from Lincoln County in 1789)



Previous Designations

Township No. 12 and No. 13 Southern Division (T12 & T13 SD)

Boundary Changes

Land was set off to Harrington in 1818 and 1823

T19 MD BPP was annexed in 1834, and most of the township was set off in 1840

Part of Jonesboro was annexed in 1838

Land was set off to Cherryfield in 1859 and 1881

Most of T13 SD BPP was set off to form Columbia Falls in 1863

Villages, Locations and Settlements

Columbia, Epping, Georgetown, North Columbia (former post office), Pleasant River (former post office at Columbia), Saco, Ward (former railroad station), Webb District

Adjacent Towns and Townships

Addison, Cherryfield, Columbia Falls, Harrington, T18 MD BPP, T19 MD BPP


Maine Historical Maps: Columbia

Vital Records

Columbia Marriages and Marriage Intentions, 1796-1806

Downeast Genealogy: Columbia Birth Records

Downeast Genealogy: Columbia Marriage Records

Military Records

World War I Soldiers Index: Columbia

General Resources

FamilySearch Catalog: Columbia, Washington, Maine

Maine Memory Network: Columbia


Greene, Nancy H., and Clarence A. Drisko, A history of Columbia and Columbia Falls: in honor of the American Bicentennial, 1776-1976 ([s.l.: s.n., 1976?] (Cherryfield, Me.: Narraguagus Printing Co.))

Leighton, Levi, Centennial historical sketch of the town of Columbia: as gathered from the town records, family records and traditional history from the memory of its aged citizens: from 1796 to 1896 (Machias, Me.: Press of the Republican, 1896)

Leighton, Levi, "Sketches in Columbia, Maine," Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, vol. 9, ([Portland, Me.: S. M. Watson, 1898])

Tibbetts, Leonard F., and Darryl B. Lamson, Early Pleasant River Families of Washington County, Maine (Rockport, Me.: Picton Press, c1997)

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