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Jefferson, Lincoln County

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Lincoln County (set off from York County in 1760)


1807 from part of Ballstown Plantation (the remainder incorporated in 1809 as Whitefield)

Previous Designations

The westerly part of the town was claimed by the proprietors of the Kennebec Purchase (the Plymouth Company); Ballstown; Lincoln Academy Grant; that part bordering the lake was called Damariscotta Pond, with parts of Nobleboro

Boundary Changes

Land was set off to Alna in 1816 and 1824 (the latter tract returned in 1907 when the act was repealed)

Part of Patricktown Plantation (now Somerville) was annexed in 1829

Land was set off to Newcastle in 1858

Villages, Locations and Settlements

Benner (former post office), Browntown, Bunker Hill, Dyers (former post office), East Jefferson (former post office at Jefferson), Jefferson, Kennedy Corner, North Jefferson, South Jefferson, West Jefferson (former post office)

Adjacent Towns and Townships

Alna, Newcastle, Nobleboro, Somerville, Waldoboro, Washington, Whitefield, Windsor


Maine Historical Maps: Jefferson

Vital Records

Early Vital Records of Jefferson (Part 1)

Early Vital Records of Jefferson (Part 2)

Deaths from the Records of the First Baptist Church of Jefferson

Military Records

World War I Soldiers Index: Jefferson

General Resources

FamilySearch Catalog: Jefferson, Lincoln, Maine

Official Website: Town of Jefferson

Maine Memory Network: Jefferson


Ames, Fred M., The Ames or Eames families of Woburn, Mass. and Jefferson, Maine (1913)

Bennett, Alberto A., comp., Centennial celebration of the town of Jefferson, Lincoln County, Maine, U.S.A., August 21, 1907 (Lewiston, Me., Journal printing company, 1908)

Bond, Harold L., Genealogical Records of the Town of Jefferson, Lincoln County, Maine (Unpublished handwritten transcription, 1898)

Mitchell, Harry Edward, et al., comp., The town register: Waldoboro, Nobleboro and Jefferson, 1906 (Brunswick, Me., The H. E. Mitchell co., 1906)

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