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York County


1652 (first chartered as a borough in 1641; submitted to Massachusetts in 1652, and confirmed in 1653)

Previous Designations

Agementicus (Aquamenticus); Quack; Bristol; East York; Old York; made capital of the Province of Maine in 1642, and the name changed to Gorgeana

Boundary Changes

Land was set off to South Berwick in 1834

Villages, Locations and Settlements

Agamenticus Village, Bald Head, Beech Ridge, Braeburn, Brixham Lower Corner, Brixham Upper Corner, Cape Neddick (Nubble Point), Chases Pond, Cider Hill, Clay Hill, Concordville, Dover Bluff, Foristall Corners, Gulf Hill, High Pasture, Long Beach, Oceanside, Passaconway, Pavilion (former railroad station at Oceanside), Payne's Crossing, Payneton, Pine Hill, Scituate, Scotland, Seabury, Simpson Hill (Simpsons Hill), South Side, Summit, York Beach, York Cliffs, York Corner, York Harbor, York Heights, York Village, York Woods

Adjacent Towns and Townships

Eliot, Kittery, Ogunquit, South Berwick


Maine Historical Maps: York


First Parish Cemetery of York, Maine

Inscriptions from the First Parish Graveyard, York


The Independent

York Weekly

Obituary Collection: York Weekly []

Church Records

York, Maine. First Parish Church Records, 1731-1927

Military Records

World War I Soldiers Index: York

Vital Records

York County Marriages, 1686-99

York Deaths, 1775-1807

Town Records

York Historical Records

Miscellaneous Resources

Extracts from the Diary of Rev. Joseph Moody of York

1771 York Tax Valuation

General Resources

FamilySearch Catalog: York, York, Maine

Official Website: Town of York

Old York Historical Society

MEGenWeb Project: York

Maine Memory Network: York


______,Vital records of the town of York, Maine (York, Me.: The Chapter, 1931-[1942?])

Banks, Charles Edward, History of York, Maine, successively known as Bristol (1632), Agamentious (1641), Gorgeana (1642), and York (1652). With contributions on topography and land titles by Angevine W. Gowen ( Boston, Mass.: [Calkins Press] 1931-)

Baxter, James Phinney, Agamenticus, Bristol, Gorgeana, York: An Oration Delivered by the Hon. James Phinney Baxter (York, Me., 1904)

Bragdon, Lester MacKenzie, comp., "Vital Records of York, Maine," New England Historical and Genealogical Register, vols. 109-123 (Boston, Mass.: The Society, 1955-69)

Emery, George Alexander, Ancient city of Gorgeana and modern town of York (Maine): from its earliest settlement: also its beaches and summer resorts (York Corner, Me.: Courant Steam Job Print., 1894, c1873)

Holman, Winifred Lovering, Descendants of Andrew Everest of York, Maine (Concord N.H.: Rumford Press, 1955)

Kilgore, Charles M., The Kilgore family : descendants of Joseph Kilgore of Scotland and York, Maine (1888?)

King, Marquis F., ed., York, Me., Necrology

Mackenzie, Lester, and John Eldridge Frost, comp., Vital records of York, Maine (Rockport, Me.: Picton Press, 1992)

McIntire, Robert Harry, Descendants of Micum McIntire : a Scottish Highlander, deported by Oliver Cromwell after the Battle of Dunbar, September 3, 1650, and settled at York, Maine, about 1668 (Rutland, Vt., 1940; revised edition, Chelsea, Mich., 1983)

Mitchell, Harry Edward, et al., comp., The town register York and Kittery, 1906 (Brunswick, Me.: H.E. Mitchell, 1906)

Moody, Edward C., Handbook history of the town of York: from early times to the present (Augusta, Me.: Press of the Kennebec Journal Co. for the York Pub. Co., 1914)

Porter, George Shephard, English ancestry of Capt. Thomas Bradbury of York [Me.] 1634, Salisbury [Mass.] 1640 (Norwich, Conn.)

Sayward, Charles A., The Sayward family, being the history and genealogy of Henry Sayward of York, Maine, and his descendants : with a brief account of other Saywards who settled in America (Ipswich, Mass.: Independent Press, 1890)

Sylvester, Herbert Milton, Ye romance of old York (Boston, Mass.: Stanhope Press, 1906)

Wettergreen, Charles Oscar, The Adams family of York, Maine (Melrose, Mass., 1967)

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