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Westbrook, Cumberland County

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Cumberland County (set off from York County in 1760)


1814 from part of Falmouth as the town of Stroudwater; name changed the same year to Westbrook

Incorporated as a City


Previous Designations

The Fourth Parish of Falmouth

Boundary Changes

Land was set off to Falmouth in 1819, 1828, and 1831

Parts of Falmouth were annexed in 1825, 1835, 1836, and 1853

Land was set off to Portland in 1845

Part of Cape Elizabeth was annexed in 1852

The area known as Back Cove was set off to become the town of Deering in 1871 (incorporated as a city in 1889, annexed to Portland in 1899)

Villages, Locations and Settlements

Cumberland Mills (anciently known as Ammoncongin), Highland Lake (formerly Duck Pond), Prides Corner, Saccarappa, Westbrook, Halidon

Adjacent Towns and Townships

Falmouth, Gorham, Portland, Scarborough, South Portland, Windham


Maine Historical Maps: Westbrook


American Journal


Woodlawn Cemetery Burial Records, 1914-1992

Vital Records

Marriages by Rev. Caleb Bradley of Westbrook, 1799-1861

Military Records

World War I Soldiers Index: Westbrook

General Resources

FamilySearch Catalog: Westbrook, Cumberland, Maine

Official Website: City of Westbrook

MEGenWeb Project: Westbrook

Westbrook Historical Society

Maine Memory Network: Westbrook


Chapman, Leonard B., "The First Occupancy by Europeans of Saccarappa Falls on the Presumpscot River, now Westbrook," Collections and Proceedings of the Maine Historical Society, Second Series, Vol. 10 (Portland, Me.: The Society, 1899)

Chapman, Leonard B., The Waterhouse and other families of Stroudwater Village, a suburb of Portland, Maine (Portland, Me.: H.W. Bryant, 1906)

Gerrish, Augustus Franklin, Copy of the original records of the proprietors of Falmouth : for the years 1718 to 1826 (Portland, Me., 1861)

Ketover, Karen Sherman, comp., Fabius M. Ray's story of Westbrook (Bowie, Md.: Heritage Books, c1998)

Ketover, Karen Sherman, comp., Westbrook, Maine cemeteries: plus the surrounding towns of Cumberland, Falmouth, Gorham, Portland & Windham (Bowie, Md.: Heritage Books, c1996)

Labonté, Youville, comp., Marriages of St. Hyacinth (1877-1979) and of St. Mary (1916-1979), Westbrook, Maine (Auburn, Me.: Labonté, [1980])

Lewis, John R., An early history of Pride's Corner ([Westbrook, Me.?]: Men's Club of the Pride's Corner Congregational Church, 1968)

Quinby, Henry Cole, Quinby chart : ancestors of Thomas Quinby, of Stroudwater, Maine, and his wife, Jane Elizabeth Brewer (New York, 1906?)

Ray, Mrs. Fabius M., History of the Westbrook Congregational Church, 1832-1932 (Westbrook, Me.: Westbrook Congregational Church, 1932?)

Rowe, Ernest Ray, et al., comp., and Marian B. Rowe, ed., Highlights of Westbrook history ([Westbrook, Me.,] Westbrook Woman's Club [1952])

Sawyer, Theodore L., Back Cove To Quaker Lane

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