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Georgetown, Sagadahoc County

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Sagadahoc County (set off from Lincoln County in 1854)


1716 from a portion of Arrowsic Island

Previous Designations

From 1716 to 1738 the town was known as "Georgetown on Arrowsic Island." Georgetown Island was known as Parker's Island, and anciently as Erascohegan (Rascohegan) Island.

Boundary Changes

Parker's Island and land west of Kennebec River was annexed in 1738

Small Point (now Phippsburg) was annexed from North Yarmouth in 1741

Bath-called the Second Parish of Georgetown-was set off in 1753, incorporated in 1781

Land was set off to form Phippsburg in 1814, and to form Arrowsic in 1841

Prominent Islands

Beal Island, Georgetown Island (formerly Erascohegan Island, Great Island of Sagadahoc, Parker's Island), Long Island, MacMahan Island, Malden Island, Salter Island, Stage Island (formerly Sagadahoc Island), Webber Island

Villages, Locations and Settlements

Bay Point, Five Islands, Georgetown, Georgetown Center (former post office at Georgetown), Indian Point, Kennebec Point, MacMahan (former post office), Marrtown, North Georgetown (later Riggsville, former post office at Robinhood), Robinhood (formerly Riggsville), Watts Settlement, West Georgetown

Adjacent Towns and Townships

Arrowsic, Boothbay Harbor, Phippsburg, Southport, Westport, Woolwich


Maine Historical Maps: Georgetown

Church Records

Phippsburg, Maine. Congregational Church Records, 1765-1837 — founded as the First Church of Georgetown

Military Records

Georgetown Militia Company, 1757

Georgetown Civil War Soldiers

World War I Soldiers Index: Georgetown

Vital Records

A Few Deaths and Baptisms at Georgetown, 1717-1718

Georgetown Marriage Intentions, 1743-1762

Marriages in Georgetown, 1759-1773

Marriages by Benjamin Riggs of Georgetown, Maine, 1808-1839

Miscellaneous Resources

Kennebec Purchase Petitioners, 1752

1770 Georgetown Tax Valuation

1771 Georgetown Tax Valuation

General Resources

FamilySearch Catalog: Georgetown, Sagadahoc, Maine

Official Website: Town of Georgetown

MEGenWeb Project: Georgetown

Maine Memory Network: Georgetown


Andre, Marie Rowe, and Virginia T. Merrill, Early families of Georgetown, Maine (Solon, Me.: V.T. Merrill, [1984])

Baxter, Rev. Joseph, Journal of several visits to the Indians on the Kennebec River by the Rev. Joseph Baxter of Medfield, Mass., 1717 (Boston, Mass.: David Clapp & Son, printers, 1867).

Drummond, Josiah H., The descendants of Alexander Drummond of Georgetown, Maine : including those by the name of Campbell, Chamberlain, Crane, Morse, Eves, Grace, Keith, Marshall, Rogers and Williams (Brattleboro, Vt.: Vermont Print. Co., 1942)

Gilman, Stanwood C., and Margaret C. Gilman, Georgetown on Arrowsic: the ancient dominions of Maine on the Kennebec 1716-1966: 250 anniversary celebration ([Georgetown, Me.?: s.n., 1966?])

Hill, Mary Pelham, comp., Vital records of Georgetown, Maine, to the year 1892 ([Auburn, Me.: Press of Merrill & Webber Company] 1939-1943)

Lemont, Levi P., 1400 historical dates of the town and city of Bath, and town of Georgetown, from 1604 to 1874 (Bath, Me.: Published by the author [Printed by E. Upton & son] 1874)

Mitchell, Harry Edward, et al., comp., The town register: Phippsburg, Georgetown, Arrowsic, West Bath, Westport, 1906 (Brunswick, Me., The H. E. Mitchell co., 1906)

Reed, Parker McCobb, History of the lower Kennebec, 1602-1889 (Bath, Me.: [s.n.], 1889 (Sentinel and Times Print))

Sewall, Rufus King, Popham's town of Fort St. George (Bath Me.: Printed by E. Upton & Son, 1876)

Trafford, E. M., comp., Vital records of Georgetown, Maine (Boston, Mass.: Research publication company, 1903)

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