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Scarborough, Cumberland County

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Cumberland County (set off from York County in 1760)


1658 from Black Point, Blue Point and islands; included the western edge of Spurwink, which now lies mostly in Cape Elizabeth; deserted in 1690, but reestablished in 1718

Previous Designations

Owascoag; Scarborow; Scarborrough; Scarboro

That land lying between the Spurwink and Saco Rivers was anciently referred to as Black Point (or Cammock's Patent); Stratton Island was another regional name

Dunston (Dunstan) once referred to the tract between the Scarboro and Nonesuch Rivers

Boundary Changes

Land was set off to Saco in 1841, and to Gorham in 1864

Stratton Island and Bluff Island (now in Old Orchard Beach) were set off at some point

Villages, Locations and Settlements

Black Point, Blue Point, Eight Corners, Grand Beach, Higgins Beach, North Scarborough (North Scarboro; formerly Coal Kiln Corner, or Coal Kiln Corners), Oak Hill, Pine Point, Pleasant Hill, Prouts Neck, Rigby, Scarborough (Scarboro), West Scarborough (West Scarboro, Dunstan, Dunstan Corners, Dunstan's Corner), West Scarboro Station (former railroad station)

Nonsuch (Nonesuch) was an ancient name for a location east of Oak Hill

Adjacent Towns and Townships

Buxton, Cape Elizabeth, Gorham, Old Orchard Beach, Saco, South Portland, Westbrook


Maine Historical Maps: Scarborough

Church Records

Scarborough, Maine. First Church Records, 1728-1859

Scarborough, Maine. Second Church Records, 1759-1865

First Church of Scarborough Admissions and Baptisms, 1728-1742

First Church of Scarborough Admissions and Baptisms, 1743-1762

First Church of Scarborough Admissions and Baptisms, 1763-1789

First Church of Scarborough Admissions and Baptisms, 1790-1842

First Church of Scarborough Marriages, 1729-1799

First Church of Scarborough Marriages, 1800-1852

Second Church of Scarborough Marriages, 1744-1800

Marriage records, Second Congressional Church, Scarboro, Maine 1729-1800

Military Records

Inhabitants of Black Point Garrison (Scarborough), 1676

World War I Soldiers Index: Scarborough


Scarborough Newspapers — from Digital Archives of Scarborough Public Library

Miscellaneous Resources

A Declaration of the Inhabitants of Scarborough, Falmouth, Black Point, and Casco, 1663

1771 Scarborough Tax Valuation

General Resources

FamilySearch Catalog: Scarborough, Cumberland, Maine

Official Website: Town of Scarborough

Digital Maine: Scarborough Books

Scarborough Historical Society and Museum

Maine Memory Network: Scarborough

Maine Community Heritage Project: Scarborough


______, 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)

______, Portland Suburban Directory, 1942-43: Including the towns of Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland, Falmouth, Freeport, Gray, North Yarmouth, Pownal, Scarborough, Yarmouth (Portland, Me.: Crowley & Lunt, 1942)

______, Marriage records, Second Congregational Church, Scarboro, Maine, 1729-1800 (Oakland, Me.: Danbury House)

Davis, Walter Goodwin, comp., "Deaths in the First Parish, Scarborough, Maine, 1795-1873," New England Historical and Genealogical Register, vol. 107 (Boston, Mass.: The Society, 1949)

Hasty, Warren H., Daniel Hasty and descendants : of Scarborough, Cumberland County, Maine (2004)

Henley, Thomas Shaw, and Steven J. Bentley, comp., Scarborough, Maine vital records from town reports, 1892-1944 ([Maine: T.S. Henley and S.J. Bentley, 1999?])

Holland, Rupert Sargent, The Story of Prouts Neck (Prouts Neck, Me.: Prouts Neck Association, c1924)

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)

Mitchell, Harry Edward, et al., comp., The Scarboro register, 1905 (Brunswick, Me.: H.E. Mitchell Co., 1905)

Moulton, Augustus F., "The Settlement of Scarborough," Collections and Proceedings of the Maine Historical Society, Second Series, Vol. 6 (Portland, Me.: The Society, 1895)

Moulton, Augustus Freedom, Old Prouts Neck (Portland, Me.: Marks Print. House, 1924)

Moulton, Augustus Freedom, Grandfather tales of Scarborough (Augusta, Me.: Katahdin publishing company, 1925)

Ware, Moses Weld, (Disable ad blocker to view link)Beacon lights in the history of Prouts Neck [] ([n.p.: Prouts Neck Association, n.d.])

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