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Gardiner, Kennebec County

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Kennebec County (set off from Lincoln County in 1799)


1803 from part of Pittston

Incorporated as a City


Previous Designations

Part of the Plymouth Claim (Kennebec Purchase); Cobbossee, or Cobbossee-contee

Boundary Changes

Part of Hallowell was annexed in 1834

Land was set off to form West Gardiner in 1850, and Farmingdale in 1852

Villages, Locations and Settlements

Bookertown (former village), Gardiner (formerly Cobbosseecontee), Lawrence Mills (former railroad station), Libby Hill, South Gardiner

Adjacent Towns and Townships

Litchfield, Pittston, Randolph, Richmond, West Gardiner


Maine Historical Maps: Gardiner


Gardiner Newspapers - from Digital Archives of Gardiner Public Library

Miscellaneous Resources

Maine Town Reports: Gardiner

Gardiner Tax List, 1803

Gardiner Tax List, 1851

Church Records

Maine Vital Records, Pastorates of Rev. Giles Bailey, 1840-1875

Vital Records

(Disable ad blocker to view link)Gardiner, Kennebec County Maine, Birth & Death records 1800 - 1892 []

Deaths of Aged Persons in Gardiner and Pittston

Military Records

World War I Soldiers Index: Gardiner

General Resources

FamilySearch Catalog: Gardiner, Kennebec, Maine

Digital Maine: Gardiner Books

Official Website: City of Gardiner

MEGenWeb Project: Gardiner

Maine Memory Network: Gardiner


______, Directory of the inhabitants, institutions, manufacturing establishments ... in the cities of Augusta, Hallowell and Gardiner for 1882 (Augusta, [Me.]: J.F. Pierce, 1882)

______, The centennial of Gardiner: an account of the exercises at the celebration of the one hundredth anniversary of the incorporation of the town, June 25, 1903 (Gardiner, Me.: unknown, 1903)

______, Leading business men of Lewiston, Augusta and vicinity: embracing also, Auburn, Gardiner, Waterville, Oakland, Dexter, Fairfield, Skowhegan, Hallowell, Richmond, Bath, Brunswick, Freeport, Canton, Buckfield, Mechanic Falls, South Paris, Norway, Farmington and Winthrop with an historical sketch of each place, illustrated (Boston: Mercantile Pub. Co., 1889, c1888)

Gilmore, Evelyn L., Christ Church, Gardiner, Maine: antecedents and history: with a continuation of the story of Christ Church by John Richards (Augusta, Me.: Kennebec Journal, 1962)

Hale, Enoch, History and description of an epidemic fever, commonly called spotted fever, which prevailed at Gardiner, Maine, in the spring of 1814 (Boston, Mass.: Printed by Wells and Lilly, 1818)

Hanson, J. W., History of Gardiner, Pittston and West Gardiner: with a sketch of the Kennebec Indians, & New Plymouth purchase, comprising historical matter from 1602 to 1852; with genealogical sketches of many families (Gardiner, Me.: W. Palmer, 1852)

Webster, Henry Sewall, Land titles in old Pittston (Gardiner, Me.: Reporter-Journal Press, 1912)

Webster, Henry Sewall, comp., Vital records of Gardiner, Maine, to the year 1892 (Gardiner, Me.: The Reporter-Journal Press, 1914-15)

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