Maine Places

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Winthrop, Kennebec County

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Kennebec County (set off from Lincoln County in 1799)


1771 from Pondtown Plantation

Previous Designations

Part of the Plymouth Claim (Kennebec Purchase)

Boundary Changes

Land was set off to form Readfield in 1791

Parts of Augusta and Readfield were annexed in 1810, and part of Monmouth in 1813

Land was set off to Hallowell in 1813 and 1814

Parts of Wayne were annexed in 1816, 1839, and 1852

Land was set off to form Kennebec (now Manchester) in 1850

Part of Kennebec (now Manchester) was annexed in 1852, and part of Manchester in 1873

Villages, Locations and Settlements

East Winthrop, Galeville, Island Park, Maranacook, Tallwood, Winthrop, Winthrop Center (formerly Baileyville)

Adjacent Towns and Townships

Manchester, Monmouth, Readfield, Wayne, West Gardiner


Maine Historical Maps: Winthrop


Winthrop Burials

Church Records

Winthrop Congregational Church, United Church of Christ Books

Members of the Universalist Church of Winthrop

First Members of the Baptist Church of Winthrop

Maine Vital Records, Pastorates of Rev. Giles Bailey, 1840-1875


The Maine Farmer (1833-1900)

Vital Records

Some Marriages in Winthrop, 1781-1890

Miscellaneous Resources

Petition for the Incorporation of Winthrop, 1770

Maine Town Reports: Winthrop

Military Records

World War I Soldiers Index: Winthrop

General Resources

FamilySearch Catalog: Winthrop, Kennebec, Maine

Official Website: Town of Winthrop

MEGenWeb Project: Winthrop

Maine Memory Network: Winthrop

Maine Memory Network: Maranacook


______, An account of the centennial celebration at Winthrop, Me., May 20, 1871 (Augusta, Me.: Sprague, Owen & Nash, printers, 1871)

______, Winthrop's Centennial Jubilee," Lewiston Evening Journal, 20 May 1871

______, 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 Story of Pond Town," Lewiston Journal Illustrated Magazine Section, 12 Aug. 1899

______, "Oldest Records of Kennebec's Oldest Town," Lewiston Journal Illustrated Magazine Section, 18 Aug. 1906

Labonté, Youville, comp., Marriages of St. Rose De Lima, Jay, Me. 1885-1982: and of St. Francis Xavier, Winthrop, Me. 1910-1983 (Lewiston, Me.: Y. LaBonte, 1984)

Mitchell, Harry Edward, et al., comp., The Winthrop register, 1903-4 (Kent's Hill, Me., H.E. Mitchell Publishing Company, 1904)

Mitchell, Harry Edward, et al., comp., The Winthrop and Monmouth register, 1909 (Augusta, Me.: The Mitchell-Cony Co., 1909)

Stackpole, Everett Schermerhorn, History of Winthrop, Maine, with genealogical notes (Auburn, Me., Press of Merrill & Webber company [pref. 1925])

Stiner, Ina H., Genealogy of Ichabod Wing of Winthrop, Maine, and his son, John Odlin Wing (Porterville, Calif.: Printed by the Sierra Press, 1956)

Thurston, David, A brief history of Winthrop: from 1764 to October, 1855 (Portland Me.: B. Thurston, steam printer, 1855)

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