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Sanford, York County

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York County


1768 from Phillipstown Tract

Incorporated as a City


Previous Designations


Includes that part of the Fluellen Tract called The Nineteen Thousand Acres

Boundary Changes

Adjacent unincorporated land was annexed in 1786

Some of the unincorporated land previously annexed was set off to Lebanon and to Shapleigh in 1787

The "North Parish of Sandford" was set off in 1794 to form the district of Alfred

Part of Shapleigh was annexed in 1820, and part of Alfred in 1828

Villages, Locations and Settlements

Getchells Corner, Morrisons Corner, Moultonborough, Sanford (formerly Sanford Corners), Sanford Corner (former post office at Sanford), South Sanford, Springvale

Adjacent Towns and Townships

Acton, Alfred, Kennebunk, Lebanon, North Berwick, Shapleigh, Wells


Maine Historical Maps: Sanford


Sanford & Springvale, Maine Cemeteries

St. Ignatius and Notre Dame Cemeteries (Maine Catholic Cemetery Committee's online database)

Cemeteries of York County

Church Records

Sanford, Maine. North Congregational Church Records, 1786-1823

Records of the Congregational Church in Sanford, Maine : no. 2d, April 4, 1823-Sept. 4, 1842


Sanford Newspapers — from Digital Archives of Springvale Public Library & Goodall Memorial Library

Vital Records

Marriages in Sanford by Rev. Moses Sweat, 1786-1822

Miscellaneous Resources

1771 Sanford Tax Valuation

Centenarians and Nonagenarians of Sanford

Sanford Postmasters, 1796-1899

Military Records

World War I Soldiers Index: Sanford

General Resources

FamilySearch Catalog: Sanford, York, Maine

Official Website: Town of Sanford

Maine Memory Network: Sanford

Maine Memory Network: Springvale


______, Golden Jubilee of the St. Ignatius Parish of Sanford, Maine, founded in 1892 (1942)

Bodwell, John W., et al., Sanford, Maine, vital records from account books and diaries of John W. Bodwell, 1849, 1851-1852, 1855-1856-1857, 1860: account book no. 3, 1852-1860 / E. A. Bodwell ; George E. Allen's diaries, 1874-1892 ([Sanford, Me.?]: Daughters of the American Revolution, Benepeag Chapter, 1945)

Boyle, Frederick R., Early families of Sanford-Springvale, Maine (Portsmouth, N.H.: P.E. Randall, Publisher, 1988)

Eastman, Harland H., Villages on the Mousam : Sanford and Springvale, Maine (Robert M. Wilson, Printer, 1995)

Emery, Edwin, The history of Sanford, Maine, 1661-1900 (Fall River, Mass.: The compiler, 1901)

Labonté, Youville, comp., Marriages of Notre-Dame, Springvale, Me. 1887-1981: and of St. Michael, South Berwick, Me. 1886-1982 and of Our Lady, Queen of Peace, Berwick, Me. 1927-1982 (Lewiston, Me.: Y. Labonte, 1985)

Labonté, Youville, comp., Marriages of St. Ignatius, Sanford, Me., 1892-1981, and of Holy Family, Sanford, Me., 1932-1981 (Auburn, Me.: Y. Labonté, [1982])

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