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Greenwood, Oxford County

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Oxford County (set off from Cumberland County in 1805)


1813 as Plantation No. 4



Previous Designations

Township No. 4 (Number Four)

The town comprises Phillips Academy Grant, Raymond's Grant (or Twitchell's Grant), and Mosher and Haskell's Grant

Boundary Changes

One lot was set off to Woodstock in 1893

Villages, Locations and Settlements

Greenwood City; Greenwood Center (Shadagee), Irish Neighborhood, Locke Mills (Lockes Mills, Locke's Mills), Richardson Hollow, Tubbs District, Willis Mill

Adjacent Towns and Townships

Albany Township, Bethel, Norway, West Paris, Woodstock


Maine Historical Maps: Greenwood

Irish Neighborhood, 1880-1900


Ames Cemetery, Greenwood

Bacon-Paine Cemetery, Greenwood

Bryant Cemetery, Greenwood

Cole Cemetery, Greenwood

Hicks Cemetery, Greenwood

Howe Hill Cemetery, Greenwood

Irish Neighborhood Cemetery, Greenwood

Martin (Greenwood City) Cemetery, Greenwood

Patch Mountain Cemetery, Greenwood

Richardson Hollow Cemetery, Greenwood

Young-Cole Cemetery, Greenwood

Military Records

Greenwood Civil War Soldiers

World War I Soldiers Index: Greenwood

General Resources

FamilySearch Catalog: Greenwood, Oxford, Maine

Official Website: Town of Greenwood

Greenwood Historical Society


______, Town of Greenwood: 1816-1960 (Greenwood Historical Society, 1994)

______, The Town Register: Bethel, Greenwood, Hanover, Woodstock, Gilead (Brunswick, Me.: The Maine Map & Register Co., 1911)

Dunham, Christopher L., "A Failure of Tradition: The Forgotten First Settlers of Greenwood" (2016)

Dunham, Christopher L., "The School on Alder River" (2016)

Dunham, Christopher L., "Greenwood and the Legacy of Tambora" (2016)

Dunham, Christopher L., "Grievances and Remonstrances: The Struggle to Keep Greenwood Whole" (2016)

Dunham, Christopher L., "Greenwood in the Civil War" (2016)

Dunham, Christopher L., "The Legend of Isaac Patch's Gold" (2016)

Glatz, Larry, "Lost in the Woods of Shadagee," The Courier, vol. 27 (Bethel Historical Society, 2003)

Heath, Lempi Yates, Memories of Lower Greenwood (Self published, 2005)

Mills, Blaine, The Early History of Greenwood, Maine (Greenwood Historical Society, 2015)

Mitchell, Harry Edward, and B. V. Davis, comp., 1906 Town Register: Greenwood, Albany, Waterford, and East Stoneham (Brunswick, Me.: H. E. Mitchell Co., 1906)

Tibbets, Margaret Joy, "The Irish Neighborhood," The Bethel Courier, vol. 5 (Bethel Historical Society, 2001)

Verrill, Addison E. (Peter A. Lenz, comp. & ed.), Early Times in Norway-Greenwood, Maine (Norway, Me.: Nickle and Dime Books, 2005)

Yates, Edgar A. P., The Yates book. William Yates and his descendants; the history and genealogy of William Yates (1772-1868) of Greenwood, Me., and his wife, who was Martha Morgan, together with the line of her descent from Robert Morgan of Beverly. (Old Orchard, Me.: Printed by E.M. Yates and E. Yates, 1906)

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