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Norway, Oxford County

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Oxford County (set off from Cumberland County in 1805)


1797 from Rustfield Plantation, Lee's Grant, Cummings' First and Second Purchases, and Waterford Three Tiers

Previous Designations


Boundary Changes

Rust's Gore (called Phillips Gore in the act of incorporation) was annexed in 1821

Three lots in Paris were annexed in 1859; part of this land was set back in 1861

Villages, Locations and Settlements

Millettville, Nobles Corner (formerly Lower Corner, or Shadagee), North Norway, Norway (Norway Village, including Steep Falls), Norway Center, Norway Lake (formerly Ford's Corner), Swift's Corner (formerly Fuller's Corner), Upper Fiddyville and Lower Fiddyville (Ward Eight)

Adjacent Towns and Townships

Albany Township, Greenwood, Harrison, Otisfield, Oxford, Paris, Waterford, West Paris


Maine Historical Maps: Norway


Chapel Cemetery, Norway

Hall Cemetery, Norway

Holt Cemetery, Norway

Merrill Hill Cemetery, Norway

Norway Center Cemetery, Norway

Shedd Cemetery, Norway

Towne Cemetery, Norway

Upton Family Cemetery, Norway

Military Records

Revolutionary War Soldiers of Norway

Norway Civil War Soldiers

Civil War Dead and Prisoners of War from Norway

World War I Soldiers Index: Norway


Obituary Collection: Advertiser Democrat []

Vital Records

Deaths in Norway, 1789-1819

Deaths in Norway, 1820-1852

Norway Deaths, 1853-1872

Norway Deaths, 1876-1900

Norway Deaths, 1901-1922

Norway Vital Records, 1915

Miscellaneous Resources

Norway Town and Civil Officers, 1797-1886

General Resources

FamilySearch Catalog: Norway, Oxford, Maine

Official Website: Town of Norway

Norway Historical Society

Maine Memory Network: Norway


______, Leading business men of Lewiston, Augusta and vicinity: embracing also, Auburn, Gardiner, Waterville, Oakland, Dexter, Fairfield, Skowhegan, Hallowell, Richmond, Bath, Brunswick, Freeport, Canton, Buckfield, Mechanic Falls, South Paris, Norway, Farmington and Winthrop with an historical sketch of each place, illustrated (Boston: Mercantile Pub. Co., 1889, c1888)

Bradbury, Dr. Osgood N. (Rev. Don L. McAllister, ed.), Norway in the Forties (Norway, Me.: Twin Town Graphics, 1986)

Glatz, Larry, "Lost in the Woods of Shadagee," The Courier, vol. 27 (Bethel Histiorical Society, 2003)

Lapham, William Berry, Centennial History of Norway, Oxford County, Maine, 1786-1886: including an account of the early grants and purchases, sketches of the grantees, early settlers, and prominent residents, etc.: with genealogical registers, and an appendix (Portland, Me.: B. Thurston & Co., 1886)

Mitchell, Harry Edward, comp., The Norway Register, 1903-4 ([Kent's Hill, Me.?: H.E. Mitchell Pub., 1903])

Noyes, David, The History of Norway: comprising a minute account of its first settlement, town officers, the annual expenditures of the town, with other statistical matters: interspersed with historical sketches, narrative and anecdote, and occasional remarks by the author (Norway Me.: The author, 1852)

Pike, Clifford L., Norway Centennial Poem, delivered on the occasion of the centennial celebration of the settlement of Norway, Maine, Sept. 8th, 1886 (Norway, Me.: B. Thurston & Co., 1886)

Verrill, Addison E. (Peter A. Lenz, comp. & ed.), Early Times in Norway-Greenwood, Maine (Norway, Me.: Nickle and Dime Books, 2005)

Whitman, Charles F., A History of Norway, Maine: from the earliest settlement to the close of the year 1922 (Norway, Me.: unknown, 1924)

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