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Lincoln County, Maine

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1760 from part of York County

Boundary Changes

Parts were set off to Washington County and Hancock County in 1789 (part of the latter regained in 1791), to Kennebec County in 1799, to Waldo County in 1827, to Androscoggin County and Sagadahoc County in 1854, and to Knox County in 1860

County Seat

Pownalborough, 1760-1787 (courts located in that part later Dresden)

Pownalborough, half shire town, 1787-1799 (courts moved to that part later Wiscasset in 1794)

Hallowell (which then included Augusta), half shire town, 1787-99

Pownalborough (renamed Wiscasset in 1802), since 1799


Alna, Boothbay, Boothbay Harbor, Bremen, Bristol, Damariscotta, Dresden, Edgecomb, Jefferson, Newcastle, Nobleboro, Somerville, South Bristol, Southport, Waldoboro, Westport, Whitefield, Wiscasset


Monhegan Plantation


Hibberts Gore

Adjacent Counties

Kennebec County, Knox County, Sagadahoc County, Waldo County


The Tombstone Transcription Project: Lincoln County, Maine

Find A Grave: Lincoln County

Land Records

Lincoln County Registry of Deeds

Lincoln County Land records, 1761-1912; indexes to land records, 1761-1901


Maine Historical Maps: Lincoln County

Message Boards Message Board: Lincoln County


Historic American Newspapers Directory: Lincoln County

Probate Records

Lincoln County Probate Records, 1760-1800

Maine County Probate Records, 1760-1979

Maine Probate Search

Naturalization Records

Lincoln County Naturalization Records, 1790-1955; Index 1790-1913, 1790-1954

Vital Records

Lincoln County Marriages, 1759-1777

Records of Marriages by Nathaniel Thwing of Lincoln County, 1777-1816

Marriages Solemnized by Oliver Wood, Esq., of Lincoln County

General Resources

FamilySearch Catalog: Lincoln, Maine

Official Website: Lincoln County

Lincoln County Historical Association

Linkpendium: Lincoln County

Lincoln County MEGenWeb Project

MEGenWeb Archives: Lincoln County


______, Biographical review: containing life sketches of leading citizens of Sagadahoc, Lincoln, Knox, and Waldo counties, Maine (PDF) (Boston, Mass.: Biographical Review Publishing Company, 1897)

Fillmore, Robert B., compiler, Chronicles of Lincoln County (Augusta, Me.: Kennebec Journal Print Shop, 1924)

Fredricks, Katherine M. E, Bar-bits from old court records in Lincoln County, Maine : Authorized and published by County Commissioners of Lincoln County (Wiscasset, Me.: County Commissioners of Lincoln County, 1960)

Patterson, William D. (compiler and editor), The Probate Records of Lincoln County, Maine, 1760 to 1800 (Portland, Me.: Printed for the Maine Genealogical Society, 1895)

Sewall Rufus King, Memorials of the bar of Lincoln County, Maine, 1760-1900 (Wiscasset, Me.: The Sheepscot Echo Print, 1900)

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