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County Courthouse

62 Union Street
Rockland, Maine 04841

Lincoln County; County Courthouse; High St; PO Box 249; Wiscasset, ME 04578-0000; Ph. 207.882.6311 Details: (Clk Cts has m, pro & land rec from 1860 & ct rec from 1861; Clk Sup Ct has pro rec from 1760) Towns Organized Before 1800: Alno 1794, Boothbay 1764, Bristol 1765, Dresden 1794, Newcastle 1753, Nobleboro 1788, Waldoboro 1773, Wiscasset 1760


  • Named for English city, Lincoln in Lincolnshire, England

Parent County

Created 19 June 1760 from York County. [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

  • Alna
  • Boothbay Harbor
  • Boothbay
  • Bremen
  • Bristol
  • Damariscotta
  • Dresden
  • Edgecomb
  • Jefferson
  • Newcastle
  • Nobleboro
  • Somerville
  • South Bristol
  • Southport
  • Waldoboro
  • Westport
  • Whitefield
  • Wiscasset
Pownalborough Maine Courthouse.jpg

Pownalborough was incorporated in 1760, when Lincoln County was created in the Maine District of Massachusetts. Pownalborough included the present towns of Dresden (West Precinct) and Wiscasset (East Precinct). Dresden was set off on its own and incorporated in 1794. Please note that both 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).

  • Monhegan
  • Hibberts Gore
  • Boothbay Harbor
  • Damariscotta-Newcastle
  • Waldoboro
  • Wiscasset
  • Bayville
  • New Harbor

Neighboring Counties

Kennebec | Knox | SagadahocWaldo







Local Histories




Maine Newspaper Archive Indexes Free; Digital Page Images $ (GenealogyBank $) Twenty-two early Maine 18th and 19th century newspapers, 1785-1898 online. Indexes (free); digital images ($). These newspapers are from Augusta, Bangor, Belfast, Brunswick, Castine, Eastport, Falmouth, Hallowell, Kennebunk, Portland, Saco and Wiscasset.

Tip: early Maine newspapers routinely reported on news, obituaries, births, marriages etc. from around the state. Be sure to search the indexes for all Maine newspapers to find your target ancestor.

Wiscasset, Lincoln County, newspapers online:



Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. (FHL Book 973 D27e 2002). WorldCat entry.


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