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Old Orchard Beach, York County

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1883 from part of Saco as the town of Old Orchard; name changed in 1929 to Old Orchard Beach

Previous Designations

That land lying between Spurwink (now Cape Elizabeth) and Winter Harbor (now Saco and Biddeford) was anciently referred to as Black Point; Stratton Island was another regional name

Boundary Changes

Part of Saco was annexed in 1927

Villages, Locations and Settlements

Stratton Island, Bluff Island

Villages, Locations and Settlements

Grand Beach, Milliken Mills, Ocean Park, Old Orchard Beach, Pine Park, Surfside

Adjacent Towns and Townships

Saco, Scarborough


Maine Historical Maps: Old Orchard Beach


Biddeford-Saco-Old Orchard Beach Courier

Maine Obituaries: Biddeford-Saco-Old Orchard Beach Courier

Military Records

World War I Soldiers Index: Old Orchard

General Resources

FamilySearch Catalog: Old Orchard Beach, York, Maine

Official Website: Town of Old Orchard Beach

Digital Maine: Old Orchard Collections

MEGenWeb Project: Old Orchard Beach

Maine Memory Network: Ocean Park

Maine Memory Network: Old Orchard Beach


______, Old Orchard and vicinity (Portland, Me.: L. H. Nelson & Co., 1906)

______, Marriages Parish St. Margaret, 1921-1986, Old Orchard Beach, Maine ([Biddeford, Me.: Franco-American Genealogical Society of York County, Me., 1986])

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)

Elwell, Edward H., Portland and vicinity: with a sketch of Old Orchard Beach and other Maine resorts (Portland, Me., Loring, Short & Harmon; Providence, R. I., J. A. & R. A. Reid, 1881)

Jakeman, Adelbert M., The Story of Ocean Park, an Informal Seventy-Fifth Anniversary History, 1881-1956 (Ocean Park, Me.: Ocean Park Association, 1956)

Locke, John Staples, Shores of Saco Bay: a historical guide to Biddeford Pool, Old Orchard Beach, Pine Point, Prouts's Neck (Boston, Mass.: J. S. Locke & Co., 1880)

Locke, John Staples, Old Orchard, Maine (Boston, Mass.: Graves, Locke & Co., 1900)

Mitchell, Harry Edward, et al., comp., The Saco register with Old Orchard, 1906 (Brunswick, Me.: H.E. Mitchell Co., 1906)

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