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Manchester, Kennebec County

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Kennebec County (set off from Lincoln County in 1799)


1850 as the town of Kennebec from parts of Augusta, Hallowell, Litchfield, Winthrop, and Readfield; name changed to Manchester in 1854

Previous Designations

Part of the Plymouth Claim (Kennebec Purchase)

Boundary Changes

Part of Readfield was annexed in 1852

Land was set off to Readfield in 1852 and 1854

Land was set off to Winthrop in 1852

Land was set off to Augusta in 1856, to Hallowell in 1860 and 1870, and to Winthrop in 1873

Parts of Hallowell and Farmingdale were annexed in 1870

Villages, Locations and Settlements

Bassville (former post office), Hallowell Cross Roads (former post office), Manchester, Manchester Forks, North Manchester, The Outlet

Adjacent Towns and Townships

Augusta, Belgrade, Farmingdale, Hallowell, Readfield, Sidney, West Gardiner, Winthrop


Benson Cemetery, Manchester, Me.

Miscellaneous Resources

Maine Town Reports: Manchester

Military Records

World War I Soldiers Index: Manchester

General Resources

FamilySearch Catalog: Manchester, Kennebec, Maine

Official Website: Town of Manchester

Maine Memory Network: Manchester


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