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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Maine Genealogy|Maine]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Lincoln County, Maine Genealogy|Lincoln]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Wiscasset'''
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=== Town Clerk  ===
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'''Wiscasset Town Clerk'''<br>51 Bath Road<br>Wiscasset, ME 04578<br> Telephone: (207)882-8200 Ext. 104<br>Email: [mailto:clerk@wiscasset.org clerk@wiscasset.org]<br>[http://www.wiscasset.org Website]
  
 
=== Brief History  ===
 
=== Brief History  ===
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[[Image:{{PowCrthsePic}}]]'''Wiscasset''' was organized as the town of '''Pownalborough''' from Frankfort Plantation in 1760. In 1794 part of Pownalborough was set off to form [[Dresden, Maine|Dresden]], and part to form [[Alna, Maine|Alna]]. In 1802 the name of Pownalborough was changed to Wiscasset.<ref name="CCTPM67">Maine Historical Records Survey Project, Division of Professional and Service Projects, Work Projects Administration, ''Counties, Cities, Towns, and Plantations of Maine: a Handbook of Incorporations, Dissolutions, and Boundary Changes'' (Portland, Maine: The Survey, 1940), 177 (that is 186). A digital version is available via {{FHL|283056|item|disp=a link}} in the FamilySearch Catalog.</ref> <br><br>
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Please note that these towns were always part of Lincoln County and never part of Cumberland County, which was also created in 1760. There is a town named Pownal located in Cumberland County that was formed in 1808. Records have been transcribed by persons who had no knowledge of Maine history and assumed that Pownalborough, Maine and Pownal, Maine were the same town (with the name shortened).
  
 
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Latest revision as of 01:52, 11 August 2017

This is a Genealogy page for Lincoln County Seat in the State of Maine.

United States Gotoarrow.png Maine Gotoarrow.png Lincoln Gotoarrow.png Wiscasset

Town Clerk

Wiscasset Town Clerk
51 Bath Road
Wiscasset, ME 04578
Telephone: (207)882-8200 Ext. 104
Email: clerk@wiscasset.org
Website

Brief History

Pownalborough Courthouse
Wiscasset was organized as the town of Pownalborough from Frankfort Plantation in 1760. In 1794 part of Pownalborough was set off to form Dresden, and part to form Alna. In 1802 the name of Pownalborough was changed to Wiscasset.[1]

Please note that these towns were always part of Lincoln County and never part of Cumberland County, which was also created in 1760. There is a town named Pownal located in Cumberland County that was formed in 1808. Records have been transcribed by persons who had no knowledge of Maine history and assumed that Pownalborough, Maine and Pownal, Maine were the same town (with the name shortened).

Historical Data

Town Histories

Vital Records

Probate Records

City Directories

Maps

Cemeteries

Churches

Land Records

Town Records

Newspapers

Libraries and Historical Societies

References

  1. Maine Historical Records Survey Project, Division of Professional and Service Projects, Work Projects Administration, Counties, Cities, Towns, and Plantations of Maine: a Handbook of Incorporations, Dissolutions, and Boundary Changes (Portland, Maine: The Survey, 1940), 177 (that is 186). A digital version is available via a link in the FamilySearch Catalog.