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Maine County Selection Table

On our County Selection Table you will note the links to the County Seat.  These are connected to our online book Statistical Gazetteer of the United States.  These links will take you to the description of the town or city in 1840.  If you are interested in adopting one of our counties, please use our Contact List.  Thanks!!

County County Seat Date Origin Coordinator
Androscoggin Auburn 1854 Parts of Cumberland Kennebec and Lincoln County Linda
Aroostook Houlton 1839 Parts of Penobscot and Washington County
Cumberland Portland 1761 As Cumberland County, Massachusetts  
Franklin Farmington 1838 From Kennebec, Oxford and Somerset County  
Hancock Ellsworth 1790 As Hancock County, Mass., from  Lincoln County Webmaster
Kennebec Augusta 1799 As Kennebec County, Mass from part of Lincoln County  
Knox Rockland 1860 From Lincoln County and Waldo County Webmaster
Lincoln Wiscasset 1760 As Lincoln County, Mass part of York County  
Oxford Paris 1805 As Oxford County, Mass. parts of Cumberland and York County  
Penobscot Bangor 1816 As Penobscot County, Mass. part of Hancock County  
Piscataquis Dover-Foxcroft 1838 Parts of Penobscot County and Somerset County Webmaster
Sagadahoc Bath 1854 Part of Lincoln County  
Somerset Skowhegan 1809 Somerset County, Mass. from parts of Kennebec County  
Waldo Belfast 1827 Parts of Hancock, Kennebec and Lincoln County  
Washington Machias 1790 Washington County, Mass. from part of Lincoln County  
York Alfred 1652 Yorkshire County, Mass. Renamed York County by Mass in 1668  

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