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Gorham, Cumberland County

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Cumberland County (set off from York County in 1760)


1764 from Gorhamtown Plantation

Previous Designations

Narragansett Township No. 7; Gorhamtown

Boundary Changes

Parts of Standish were annexed in 1831 and 1839

Part of Scarborough was annexed in 1864

Villages, Locations and Settlements

Babb Corner, Dayton (later Great Falls, a former post office at North Gorham), Dog Corner, Fort Hill, Gag Corner, Gorham (Gorham Village), Little Falls, Mosher Corner (Moshers Corner), North Gorham, Shaw Mills (Shaws Mill), South Gorham (formerly Parkers Corners), West Gorham, White Rock, Winship Corner (Winship's Corner; a former village)

Adjacent Towns and Townships

Buxton, Scarborough, Standish, Westbrook, Windham


Maine Historical Maps: Gorham

Military Records

Capt. Wentworth Stuart's Company, 1775

Capt. Hart William's Company, 1775

Capt. Oliver Hunt's Company, Gorham, 1795

World War I Soldiers Index: Gorham


Gorham Times

American Journal

Vital Records

Gorham Marriages, 1748-1803

Gorham Deaths, 1751-1895

Miscellaneous Resources

1770 Gorham Tax Valuation

1771 Gorham Tax Valuation

Gorham Town Officers, 1764-1902

Gorham Landowners, 1799

General Resources

FamilySearch Catalog: Gorham, Cumberland, Maine

Official Website: Town of Gorham

MEGenWeb Project: Gorham

Maine Memory Network: Gorham


______, (Disable ad blocker to view link)Bi-centennial history of Gorham, Maine, 1736-1936: an account of the anniversary celebration of the town [] (Gorham, Me.: General Committee of the Bi-centennial, (H.S. Cobb, printer), 1936)

______, Dedication of the Soldiers' Monument, at Gorham, Maine: Thursday, October 18th, 1866: addresses, poem, and other exercises (Portland Me.: Press of B. Thurston and Co., 1866)

______, Celebration of the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of Gorham, Maine : May 26, 1886 (Portland, Me.: B. Thurston & Co., printers, 1886)

Coffin, Charles, "The Narragansett Townships," Collections of the Maine Historical Society, Vol. 2 (Portland, Me.: Published for the Society, 1847)

Dole, Samuel T., "Little Falls: A Chapter of Local History," Collections and Proceedings of the Maine Historical Society, Second Series, Vol. 9 (Portland, Me.: The Society, 1898)

Gordon, Grace L., Bi-centennial history of Gorham, Maine, 1736-1936 : an account of the anniversary celebration of the town (Gorham, Me.: General Committee of the Bi-centennial, 1936)

Ketover, Karen Sherman, comp., Westbrook, Maine cemeteries: plus the surrounding towns of Cumberland, Falmouth, Gorham, Portland & Windham (Bowie, Md.: Heritage Books, c1996)

King, Marquis Fayette, comp., Publishments, marriages, births and deaths from the earlier records of Gorham, Maine (Portland, Me.: Maine Genealogical Society, 1897)

McLellan, Hugh D., History of Gorham, Me. (Portland Me.: Smith & Sale, printers, 1903, c1902)

Mitchell, H. E., The town register, Gorham and Buxton, 1905 (Brunswick, Me.: H.E. Mitchell Co., 1905)

Morton, Frances and Rich Demars, Briant Morton, esq., Englishman (1704-1793) : wives: Thankful Parker - 1st, Lucy White Chamberlain, widow - 2nd and descendants of: Cape Cod, Mass, Cape Elizabeth (Falmouth) Gorham & Jackson plantation of Waldo County, Maine (1983; revised 1995)

Oak, Lyndon, A sketch of the life of General James Irish of Gorham, Me. : 1776-1863 (Boston, Mass.: Lee & Shepard, 1898)

Pierce, Josiah, An address delivered on the twenty-sixth of May, 1836: the centennial anniversary of the settlement of Gorham (Portland Me.: Printed by C. Day and Co., 1836)

Pierce, Josiah, A history of the town of Gorham, Maine (Portland Me.: Foster & Cushing, and Bailey & Noyes, 1862)

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