Maine Places

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Durham, Androscoggin County

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Androscoggin County (set off from Cumberland County in 1854)


1789 from Royalsborough Plantation

Previous Designations

Part of the Pejepscot Purchase; Royalsborough; Royallsborough; Royalstown

Boundary Changes

Parts of Danville (now part of Auburn) were annexed in 1821 and 1823

The town's boundary with Pownal was redefined in 1999

Villages, Locations and Settlements

Bowie Hill, Crossman Corner, Durham (South West Bend (Southwest Bend)), Plummer Mill (Plummers Mill), Shiloh, South Durham, West Durham

Adjacent Towns and Townships

Auburn, Brunswick, Freeport, Lewiston, Lisbon, New Gloucester, Pownal, Topsham


Maine Historical Maps: Durham


Durham Cemeteries

Some Tombstones in Wagg Cemetery, Durham, Maine (pdf)

Some Tombstones in Penley Corner Cemetery, Durham, Maine (pdf)

Military Records

World War I Soldiers Index: Durham

Durham Revolutionary War Soldiers

Durham War of 1812 Soldiers

Vital Records

Some Durham Births, 1778-1870

Some Durham Marriages, 1789-1839

Some Durham Deaths, 1791-1888

General Resources

FamilySearch Catalog: Durham, Androscoggin, Maine

Official Website: Town of Durham

MEGenWeb Project: Durham

Maine Memory Network: Durham


Stackpole, Everett Schermerhorn, History of Durham, Maine (Lewiston, Me.: Press of Lewiston Journal Co., 1899)

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