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County Courthouse

Lincoln County Courthouse
 High Street PO Box 249;
Wiscasset, ME 04578-0000
Phone: 207.882.6311

Clerk Courts has marrige, probate and land records from 1860
and court records from 1861
Clerk Superior Court has probate records from 1760 1764. [1]


  • 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 1.8 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lincoln County, Maine page 304, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.


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