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Kennebunkport, York County

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1653 as Cape Porpus (Cape Porpoise); the town was deserted in 1790


1719 as the town of Arundel; name changed in 1821 to Kennebunkport

Boundary Changes

Land was set off to form North Kennebunkport (now Arundel) in 1915

Prominent Islands

Stage Island, Timber Island, Trott Island

Villages, Locations and Settlements

Adams Corner, Arundel (Town House Corners), Beachwood (former post office), Beacon Corner, Cape Porpoise, Clock Farm Corner, Crescent Surf (former post office), Goose Rocks Beach (Gooserock), Kennebunkport, Millers Crossing, Turbats Creek, Wildes District

Adjacent Towns and Townships

Arundel, Biddeford, Kennebunk


Maine Historical Maps: Kennebunkport

My Kennebunks: Historic Maps

Military Records

World War I Soldiers Index: Kennebunkport


The Wave (1887-1890)

The Seaside Echo (1901-1907)

Miscellaneous Resources

1770 Arundel Tax Valuation

General Resources

FamilySearch Catalog: Kennebunkport, York, Maine

Official Website: Town of Kennebunkport

Digital Maine: Kennebunkport Books

Kennebunkport Historical Society

My Kennebunks: History and Genealogy Resources for Kennebunk, Kennebunkport and Arundel Research

Maine Memory Network: Kennebunkport


Beckford, William Hale, Leading business men of Kennebunkport, Kennebunk and Old Orchard beach, with an historical sketch of each place (Boston, Mass.: Mercantile Publishing Co., 1888)

Bradbury, Charles, History of Kennebunk Port: from its first discovery by Bartholomew Gosnold, May 14, 1602, to A.D. 1837 (Kennebunk: Printed by J.K. Remich, 1837)

Craig, Mrs. Frank Bailey Parsons, comp., "A Book of the Records of the Church of Christ (now First Congregational) in Arundel (Kennebunkport), Maine," New England Historical and Genealogical Register, vols. 107-108 (Boston, Mass.: The Society, 1953-54)

Davis, Walter Goodwin, The ancestry of James Patten, 1747?-1817, of Arundel (Kennebunkport) Maine (Portland, Maine: The Southworth-Anthoensen Press, 1941)

Davis, Walter Goodwin, The ancestry of Lieut. Amos Towne, 1737-1793, of Arundel (Kennebunkport), Maine (Portland, Me.: Southworth Press, 1927)

Davis, Walter Goodwin, The ancestry of Sarah Miller, 1755-1840 : wife of Lieut. Amos Towne of Arundel (Kennebunkport) Maine (Portland, Me.: Southworth-Anthoensen Press, 1939)

Davis, Walter Goodwin, The ancestry of Sarah Stone : wife of James Patten of Arundel (Kennebunkport) Maine (Portland, Me.: Southworth Press, 1930).

Knight, Henry F., "Cape Porpoise, Old and New," Collections and Proceedings of the Maine Historical Society, Second Series, Vol. 6 (Portland, Me.: The Society, 1895)

Mitchell, Harry Edward, et al., comp., The Kennebunkport register, 1904 (Brunswick,Me., H. E. Mitchell Co., 1904)

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