Maine Places

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New Gloucester, Cumberland County

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Cumberland County (set off from York County in 1760)


1774 from New Gloucester Plantation

Boundary Changes

The southeast part of Thompson Pond Plantation was annexed in 1816

Part of the "Eighty-Rod Strip" was annexed in 1838

Villages, Locations and Settlements

Cobbs Bridge, Cobb's Station (or Cobb's Bridge, former railroad station), Foggs Corner (Foggs Corners), Intervale, Lower Gloucester, New Gloucester, Rowes (or Rowe, former railroad station), Sabbathday Lake, Shaker Village, Upper Gloucester, West Gloucester, Whites Corner, Woodman Station

Adjacent Towns and Townships

Auburn, Durham, Gray, North Yarmouth, Poland, Pownal, Raymond


Maine Historical Maps: New Gloucester

Census Records

1837 Maine Surplus Revenue Census

Shakers in New Gloucester, 1850

Shakers in New Gloucester, 1860

Shakers in New Gloucester, 1870

Shakers in New Gloucester, 1880

Shakers in New Gloucester, 1900

Shakers in New Gloucester, 1910

Shakers in New Gloucester, 1920

Shakers in New Gloucester, 1930

Military Records

New Gloucester Civil War Soldiers

World War I Soldiers Index: New Gloucester


Lakes Region Weekly

General Resources

FamilySearch Catalog: New Gloucester, Cumberland, Maine

Official Website: Town of New Gloucester

Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village and Library

Maine Memory Network: New Gloucester


______, Portland Suburban Directory, 1925-26: Including the towns of Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland, Falmouth, Freeport, Gray, New Gloucester, North Yarmouth, Pownal, Scarborough, Yarmouth (Portland, Me.: Crowley & Lunt, 1925)

______, The Bicentennial of New Gloucester: being an account of the celebration of the two hundredth anniversary of the coming of the first settlers (New Gloucester, Me.: New Gloucester, Maine, Historical Society, 1945)

Haskell, T.H., The New Gloucester centennial, September 7, 1874 (Portland Me.: Hoyt, Fogg & Donham, 1875)

Mitchell, Harry Edward, et al., comp., The Gray and New Gloucester register, 1905 (Brunswick, Me.: H.E. Mitchell, Pub., 1905)

Parsons, Isaac, "An Account of New Gloucester," Collections of the Maine Historical Society, Vol. 2 (Portland, Me.: Published for the Society, 1847)

Penney, John W., "Records of the Proprietors of New Gloucester," Collections and Proceedings of the Maine Historical Society, Second Series, Vol. 8 (Portland, Me.: The Society, 1897)

Penney, John Witham, A genealogical record of the descendants of Thomas Penney of New Gloucester, Maine

Sinnett, Charles N., James Merrill of New Gloucester and Lee, Maine: and his descendants (Fertile, Minn.: unknown, 19--?)

Talbot, Lawrence Ernest, comp., History of Seth Sweetser and Family of New Gloucester, Maine ([Waltham? Mass., 1972?])

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