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Waterville, Kennebec County

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Kennebec County (set off from Lincoln County in 1799)


1802 from part of Winslow

Incorporated as a City


Previous Designations

Part of the Plymouth Claim (Kennebec Purchase); Kingsfield

Boundary Changes

Parts of Dearborn (incorporated in 1812 from West Pond Plantation) were annexed in 1815, 1822, and 1826, and a remnant of that town, Dearborn Plantation, was annexed in 1843

Land was set off in 1873 to form West Waterville (now Oakland)

Villages, Locations and Settlements


Adjacent Towns and Townships

Clinton, Oakland, Sidney, Winslow


Maine Historical Maps: Waterville


St. Francis Cemetery (Maine Catholic Cemetery Committee's online database)


Morning Sentinel

Maine Obituaries: Waterville Morning Sentinel)

Maine Obituaries: Central Maine (Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

The Eastern Mail (1847-63)

The Waterville Mail (1863-1906)

(Disable ad blocker to view link)Obituary Collection: The Morning Sentinel []

Miscellaneous Resources

Waterville Municipal Officers, 1771-1908

Military Records

World War I Soldiers Index: Waterville

General Resources

FamilySearch Catalog: Waterville, Kennebec, Maine

Official Website: City of Waterville

Waterville Maine Genealogy

Maine Memory Network: Waterville


______, 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)

______, The Centennial history of Waterville, Kennebec County, Maine: including the oration, the historical address and the poem presented at the celebration of the centennial anniversary of the incorporation of the town, June 23d, 1902 (Waterville: Executive Committee of the Centennial Celebration, 1902)

Bangs, Isaac S., Military history of Waterville, Maine: including the names and record, so far as known, of all soldiers from Waterville, in the several wars of the republic: a portion of the records of the Waterville Monument Association, and a sketch of W.S. Heath Post, No. 14, G.A.R, Vol. 1 (Vol. 2) Augusta Me.: Kennebec Journal Print, 1902)

Chenard, Robert E., St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, Waterville, Maine (Waterville, Me.: French Connection, [1994])

Giveen, Clement M., A chronology of municipal history and election statistics, Waterville, Maine, 1771-1908 (Augusta, Me.: Maine Farmer Press, 1908)

Labonté, Youville, comp., Marriages of St. Francis de Sales, Waterville, Me. (1865-1979) (Auburn, Me.: Labonte, [1980])

Labonté, Youville, comp., Marriages of Sacred Heart, Waterville, Me. (1905-1980) and of Notre-Dame, Waterville, Me. (1910-1980) (Auburn, Me.: Y. Labonté, [1982])

Lang, Sara Drummond, comp., Vital records of Waterville, Maine, to the year 1892 (Waterville, Me.: A. Foster, 2002)

Lilly, Georgiana, comp., Records of Dearborn Maine ([Winthrop, Me.: Daughters of the American Revolution, Patience Stanley Chapter, D.A.R., 1937)

Marriner, Ernest Cummings, The history of Colby College (Waterville, Me.: Frank B. Philbrick, 1925)

Philbrick, Minnie Smith, Centennial history of The First Baptist Church of Waterville, Maine (Waterville, Me.: Colby College Press, 1963)

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