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Shapleigh, York County

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York County


1785 from Shapleigh Plantation

Previous Designations


Boundary Changes

Part of Sanford was annexed in 1787

Part of the town of Lebanon called Woodman's Grant, later Fox Ridge, was annexed in 1793

Land was set off to Sanford in 1820, and to Lebanon in 1825

Land (including Fox Ridge) was set off to form Acton in 1830

Part of Acton was annexed in 1831

Land was set off to Newfield in 1846

Part of Waterboro was annexed in 1854

Villages, Locations and Settlements

East Shapleigh (former post office at Shapleigh), Emery Mills (Emerys Mills, Emery's Mills, Emerie's Mills), North Shapleigh, Ross Corner (Ross' Corner), Shapleigh

Adjacent Towns and Townships

Acton, Alfred, Newfield, Sanford, Waterboro


Maine Historical Maps: Shapleigh


Locations of Cemeteries in Shapleigh, ME (PDF)

Cemeteries of York County

Military Records

World War I Soldiers Index: Shapleigh

General Resources

FamilySearch Catalog: Shapleigh, York, Maine

Official Website: Town of Shapleigh

Maine Memory Network: Shapleigh


______, Shapleigh, Maine town records 1788-1801 (Sanford & Springvale, Me.: copied by Benapeag Chapter D.A.R., 1932-1933)

Boyle, Frederick R., Early families of Shapleigh and Acton, Maine (Portsmouth, N.H.: P.E. Randall, 2002)

Loring, Amasa, A history of Shapleigh (Portland, Me.: B. Thurston, printer, 1854)

Mitchell, Harry Edward, et al., comp., The town register: Acton, Shapleigh, Parsonsfield, Newfield, Lebanon, 1907 (Brunswick, Me.: H.E. Mitchell co., 1907)

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