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Dresden, Lincoln County

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Lincoln County (set off from York County in 1760)


1794 from part of Pownalborough (now Wiscasset)

Previous Designations

Part of the Plymouth Claim (Kennebec Purchase); West Precinct of Pownalborough; Point Precinct

Boundary Changes

Part of Alna was annexed in 1841

Swan Island was set off to form Perkins (now Perkins Township) in 1847

Villages, Locations and Settlements

Cedar Grove, Dresden (Dresden Village, once called Eastern River), Dresden Mills, Hatchs Corner (Hatch's Corner), South Dresden, West Dresden

Adjacent Towns and Townships

Alna, Perkins Township, Pittston, Richmond, Wiscasset, Woolwich

Church Records

Records of the Dresden Congregational Church, 1801-1853


Maine Historical Maps: Dresden

Military Records

World War I Soldiers Index: Dresden

Pownalborough Militia Companies, 1777

Vital Records

Vital Records of Dresden, Maine; Births (1786-1906) and Deaths (1791-1896)

Marriages in Pownalborough, 1760-1786

Marriages in Pownalborough, 1787-1801

Pownalborough Marriage Intentions, 1760-1780

Marriage Intentions in Pownalborough, 1780-1802

Miscellaneous Resources

Kennebec Purchase Petitioners, 1752

General Resources

FamilySearch Catalog: Dresden, Lincoln, Maine

Official Website: Town of Dresden

Maine Memory Network: Dresden


Allen, Charles E., "Leaves from the Early History of Dresden," Collections and Proceedings of the Maine Historical Society, Second Series, Vol. 1 (Portland, Me.: The Society, 1890)

Allen, Charles E., Some Huguenot and other early settlers on the Kennebec in the present town of Dresden ([Portland, Me.: Maine Historical Society, 1892])

Allen, Charles E., "Ancient Pownalboro and her Daughters," New England Magazine, vol. 24 (Boston, Mass.: Warren F. Kellogg, 1901)

Allen, Charles Edwin, History of Dresden, Maine: formerly a part of the old town of Pownalbourgh, from its earliest settlement to the year 1900 ([Augusta, Me.: Kennebec Journal Print Shop], 1931)

Bailey, Rev. Jacob, The frontier missionary: a memoir of the life of the Rev. Jacob Bailey, A.M., missionary at Pownalborough, Maine; Cornwallis and Annapolis, N. S. (Boston, Mass.: Ide and Dutton, 1853)

Groves, Marlene A., Index to Charles Edwin Allen's History of Dresden, Maine (Rockport, Me.: Picton Press, c1994)

Mitchell, Harry Edward, et al., comp., The town register: Wiscasset, Edgecomb, Whitefield, Alna, Woolwich, Dresden, 1906 (PDF) (Brunswick, Me.: H. E. Mitchell, 1906)

Palmer, Rundlette Kensell, A history of Dresden, Maine ([s.l.: The Author, 1979])

Patterson, William Davis, comp., Intentions of marriage, copied from the records of Pownalborough, 1760 to 1778: intentions of marriage in Pownalborough, 1780 to 1802: record of marriages in Pownalborough (now Wiscasset and Dresden) 1760 to 1786 (Wiscasset, Me.: William D. Patterson, [1987?])

Sauers, Grace Harrison, Malbon genealogy : descendants of Daniel Malbon, French Huguenot of Dresden, Maine (Fontana, Calif., 1953)

Thayer, Rev. Henry O., "The Transient Town of Cork," Collections and Proceedings of the Maine Historical Society, Second Series, Vol. 3 (Portland, Me.: The Society, 1892)

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