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Harrington, Washington County

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Washington County (set off from Lincoln County in 1789)


1797 from Plantation No. 5 EUR, LS

Previous Designations

Township No. 5 East of the Union River, Livermore Survey (T5 EUR LS); Township No. 5 West of Machias

Boundary Changes

Parts of Columbia were annexed in 1818 and 1823

Land was set off to Steuben in 1823

Land was set off to form Milbridge in 1848

Prominent Islands

Dyer Island, Flint Island, Foster Island, Trafton Island

Villages, Locations and Settlements

Coffin District, Dewey, Dorman, Fryeville, Harrington, Marshville, Ripley, West Harrington, Wilson District

Adjacent Towns and Townships

Addison, Cherryfield, Columbia, Milbridge


Maine Historical Maps: Harrington

Vital Records

Downeast Genealogy: Harrington Birth Records

Downeast Genealogy: Harrington Delayed Birth Records

Downeast Genealogy: Harrington Marriage Records

Military Records

World War I Soldiers Index: Harrington

General Resources

FamilySearch Catalog: Harrington, Washington, Maine

Official Website: Town of Harrington

Maine Memory Network: Harrington


Lamson, Darryl Byron, and Leonard F. Tibbetts, Early Narraguagus River Families of Washington County, Maine (vol. 1 - vol. 2) (Rockport, Me.: Picton Press, 2002)

Milliken, J. A., The Narraguagus Valley: some account of its early settlement and settlers (Portland, Me.: A.J. Huston, 1910)

Mitchell, Harry Edward, et al., comp., The Addison and Harrington register, 1905 (Brunswick, Me., H.E. Mitchell co., 1905)

Willey, A. S., Historical sketch of Cherryfield and Harrington as taken from the records together with the intentions of marriage from 1814-1842 (Machias, Me., C. O. Furbush, 1893)

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