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Name of County Date Formed Parent County Progeny County
Androscoggin 18 Mar 1854 Cumberland, Oxford, Kennebec, Lincoln none
Aroostook 16 Mar 1839 Washington, Penobscot, Somerset, Piscataquis (1844) none
Cumberland 28 Mar 1760 York Androscoggin 1854, Franklin 1838, Oxford 1805
East 1640 Colonial Lands dissolved by 1783
Franklin 20 Mar 1838 Cumberland Kennebec, Oxford, Somerset none
Hancock 25 Jun 1789 Lincoln Penobscot 1816, Waldo 1827
Kennebec 29 Feb 1799 Lincoln Franklin 1838, Androscoggin 1854, Somerset 1809, Waldo 1827
Knox 09 Mar 1860 Lincoln, Waldo none
Lincoln 19 Jun 1760 York Hancock 1789, Kennebec 1799, Sagadohoc 1854, Washingotn 1789, Waldo 1827, Androscoggin 1854, Knox 1860
New Somerset 1640 Colonial Lands Dissolved by 1783
Oxford 04 Mar 1805 York, Cumberland Androscoggin 1854, Franklin 1838
Penobscot 15 Feb 1816 Hancock Aroostock 1839, Piscataquis 1838
Piscataquis 23 Mar 1838 Penobscot, Somerset Aroostock 1844
Sagadahoc 04 Apr 1854 Lincoln none
Somerset 1 Mar 1809 Kennebec Piscataquis 1838, Aroostock 1844, Franklin 1838
Waldo 07 Feb 1827 Hancock, Waldo, Lincoln Knox 1860
Washington 25 Jun 1789 Lincoln Aroostock 1839
West 1640 Colonial Lands Dissolved by 1783
York 20 Nov 1652 renamed from Yorkshire Cumberland 1760, Lincoln 1760, Oxford 1805
Yorkshire 1639 Colonial Lands renamed York 1652

 

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