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West Gardiner, Kennebec County

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Kennebec County (set off from Lincoln County in 1799)


1850 from part of Gardiner

Previous Designations

Part of the Plymouth Claim (Kennebec Purchase)

Boundary Changes

Land was set off to form Farmingdale in 1852, and part of that town was annexed in 1853

Part of Litchfield was annexed in 1856

Villages, Locations and Settlements

Browns Corner (Brown's Corner), Frenchs Corner (French's Corner), Gardinerville (former post office), Spears Corner, West Gardiner, West Gardiner Center (former post office)

Adjacent Towns and Townships

Farmingdale, Gardiner, Litchfield, Manchester, Monmouth, Winthrop


Maine Historical Maps: West Gardiner


Clough Cemetery, West Gardiner, Me.

Friends Cemetery, West Gardiner, Me.

Friends-West Road Cemetery, West Gardiner, Me.

Military Records

World War I Soldiers Index: West Gardiner

General Resources

FamilySearch Catalog: West Gardiner, Kennebec, Maine


Hanson, J. W., History of Gardiner, Pittston and West Gardiner: with a sketch of the Kennebec Indians, & New Plymouth purchase, comprising historical matter from 1602 to 1852; with genealogical sketches of many families (Gardiner, Me.: W. Palmer, 1852)

Martin, Bud, West Gardiner's Hundred Years (West Gardiner, Me.: The Town, 1950)

Mitchell, Harry Edward, et al., comp., The Webster, West Gardiner, Litchfield, and Monmouth register, 1909 (Augusta, Me.: Mitchell Pub. Co., 1909)

Webster, Henry Sewall, Land titles in old Pittston (Gardiner, Me.: Reporter-Journal Press, 1912)

Webster, Henry Sewall, ed., Vital records of West Gardiner, Maine, to the year 1892 (Gardiner, Me.: The Reporter-Journal Press, 1913)

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