Oxford County, Maine

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| county = Oxford County
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| state = Maine
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| founded year = 1805
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| seat = South Paris
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| building address = Oxford County Courthouse<br> 26 Western Ave <br> PO Box 179<br> South Paris, ME 04281<br> Phone:. 207.743.6359<br>[http://oxfordcounty.org/ '''Oxford County Website'''] }}
  
 
=== County Courthouse  ===
 
=== County Courthouse  ===
 
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&nbsp;<br><br>Town Clerks have birth, marriage and death records.<br> Clerk Courts has marriage records1877-1897, divorce and court records from 1930, probate and land records from 1805. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Oxford County, Maine page 305, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
[http://oxfordcounty.org/ Oxford County Courthouse]<br>&nbsp;26 Western Ave PO Box 179<br> South Paris, ME 04281<br> Phone:. 207.743.6359&nbsp;<br><br>Town Clerks have birth, marriage and death records.<br> Clerk Courts has marriage records1877-1897, divorce and court records from 1930, probate and land records from 1805. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Oxford County, Maine page 305, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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=== History  ===
 
=== History  ===
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==== Parent County  ====
 
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Created 4 March 1805 from [[Cumberland County, Maine|Cumberland]] and [[York County, Maine|York]] counties. <ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;referer=brief_results ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>  
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Created 4 March 1805 from [[Cumberland County, Maine|Cumberland]] and [[York County, Maine|York]] counties. <ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;referer=brief_results ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>  
  
 
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*2 counties were created over the years:  
 
*2 counties were created over the years:  
**[[Franklin County, Maine|Franklin]] County 20 March 1838. <ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;referer=brief_results ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>  
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**[[Franklin County, Maine|Franklin]] County 20 March 1838. <ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;referer=brief_results ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>  
**[[Androscoggin County, Maine|Androscoggin]] County 18 March 1854. <ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;referer=brief_results ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>
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**[[Androscoggin County, Maine|Androscoggin]] County 18 March 1854. <ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;referer=brief_results ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>
 
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
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[[Androscoggin County, Maine|Androscoggin]] | [[Cumberland County, Maine|Cumberland]] | [[Franklin County, Maine|Franklin]] | [[York County, Maine|York]] | '''New Hampshire''' counties: [[Carroll County, New Hampshire|Carroll]] | [[Coös County, New Hampshire|Coös]] | '''Quebec''' county: [[Compton County, Quebec|Compton]]
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[[Androscoggin County, Maine|Androscoggin]] | [[Cumberland County, Maine|Cumberland]] | [[Franklin County, Maine|Franklin]] | [[York County, Maine|York]] | '''New Hampshire''' counties: [[Carroll County, New Hampshire|Carroll]] | [[Coös County, New Hampshire|Coös]] | '''Quebec''' county: [[Compton County, Quebec|Compton]]  
  
 
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Revision as of 01:52, 4 April 2013

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Online Records


Oxford County, Maine
Map
Map of Maine highlighting Oxford County
Location in the state of Maine
Map of the U.S. highlighting Maine
Location of Maine in the U.S.
Facts
Founded March 4, 1805
County Seat South Paris
Courthouse
Address Oxford County Courthouse
26 Western Ave
PO Box 179
South Paris, ME 04281
Phone:. 207.743.6359
Oxford County Website

Contents

County Courthouse

 

Town Clerks have birth, marriage and death records.
Clerk Courts has marriage records1877-1897, divorce and court records from 1930, probate and land records from 1805. [1]

History

Parent County

Created 4 March 1805 from Cumberland and York counties. [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

MaineNew HampshireQuebecOxford CountyFranklin CountySomerset CountyAndroscoggin CountyCumberland CountyYork CountyCarroll CountyCoos CountyPorterHiramBrownfieldDenmarkFryeburgSwedenLovellStowStonehamWaterfordAlbany TownshipMason TownshipBatchelders GrantGileadRiley TownshipGrafton TownshipUptonC SurplusTownship CRichardsontown TownshipMagalloway PlantationLincoln PlantationAdamstown TownshipLower Cupsuptic TownshipParkertown TownshipLynchtown TownshipUpper Cupsuptic TownshipOxbow TownshipParmachenee TownshipBowmantown TownshipByronAndover North Surplus TownshipAndover West Surplus TownshipAndoverRoxburyNewryHanoverBethelRumfordMexicoMilton TownshipDixfieldPeruCantonHartfordSumnerWoodstockGreenwoodWest ParisNorwayParisBuckfieldHebronOxfordOtisfieldParsonsfieldCornishLimingtonStandishBaldwinSebagoNaplesBridgtonHarrisonCascoRaymondFrye IslandGorhamWindhamPortlandFalmouthLong IslandChebeague IslandCumberlandYarmouthNorth YarmouthGrayNew GloucesterPownalFreeportDurhamAuburnPolandMechanic FallsMinotLisbonLewistonGreeneTurnerLeedsLivermoreLivermore FallsJayChestervilleFarmingtonWiltonCarthageWashington TownshipPerkins TownshipTempleWeldAvonStrongNew VineyardNew PortlandFreeman TownshipSalem TownshipPhillipsTownship 6 North of Weld (formerly Berlin)Township DTownship EMadrid TownshipRangeley PlantationSandy River PlantationMount Abram TownshipKingfieldCarrabassett ValleyRedington TownshipDallas PlantationRangeleyDavis TownshipLang TownshipCoplin PlantationWyman TownshipEustisTim Pond TownshipStetsontown TownshipSeven Ponds TownshipAlder Stream TownshipJim Pond TownshipKibby TownshipChain of Ponds TownshipMassachusetts GoreLexingtonHighlandCarrying Place Town TownshipDead River TownshipBigelow TownshipFlagstaff TownshipTownship 3 R4Pierce Pond TownshipLower Enchanted TownshipTownship 3 R5King and Bartlett TownshipEffinghamOssipeeFreedomEatonMadisonConwayAlbanyHale's LocationBartlettChathamJacksonBean's PurchaseGreen's GrantMartin's LocationShelburneGorhamSuccessBerlinMilanCambridgeDummerErrolWentworth's LocationSecond College GrantDix's GrantClarksvilleAtkinson and Gilmanton Academy GrantPittsburgChartiervilleNotre-Dame-des-BoisSaint-Augustin-de-Woburn
Modern town borders in Oxford County, Maine. Towns with records are named in black. Unincorporated green places usually lack records.

Towns

  • Andover
  • Bethel
  • Brownfield
  • Buckfield
  • Byron
  • Canton
  • Denmark
  • Dixfield
  • Fryeburg
  • Gilead
  • Greenwood
  • Hanover
  • Hartford
  • Hebron
  • Hiram
  • Lovell
  • Mexico
  • Newry
  • Norway
  • Otisfield
  • Oxford
  • Paris
  • Peru
  • Porter
  • Roxbury
  • Rumford
  • Stoneham
  • Stow
  • Sumner
  • Sweden
  • Upton
  • Waterford
  • West Paris
  • Woodstock

Plantations:   • Lincoln Plantation    • Magalloway Plantation.   For further details see Maine plantations.

Unorganized territories. For further details see Maine townships.

  • Milton
  • North Oxford
    • TA R1 Riley Township
    • TA R2 Grafton Township
    • Andover North Surplus
    • Andover West Surplus
    • Township C
    • C Surplus
    • T4 R1 West of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase (Richardsontown Township)
    • T4 R2 West of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase (Adamstown Township)
    • T4 R3 West of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase (Lower Cupsuptic Township)
    • T5 R3 West of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase (Parkertown Township)
    • T4 R4 West of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase (Upper Cupsuptic Township)
    • T5 R4 West of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase (Lynchtown Township)
    • T4 R5 West of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase (Oxbow Township)
    • T5 R5 West of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase (Parmachenee Township)
    • T4 R6 West of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase (Bowmantown Township)
  • South Oxford
    • Batchelders Grant
    • Mason Township
    • Albany Township 

Communities

  • Dixfield
  • Fryeburg
  • Mexico
  • Norway
  • Oxford
  • Rumford
  • South Paris

Villages   • Dickvale          • North Waterford          • Waterford Flat

Extinct or unincorporated towns   • Albany   • Franklin Plantation   • Mason   • Milton[2]

Neighboring Counties

Androscoggin | Cumberland | Franklin | York | New Hampshire counties: Carroll | Coös | Quebec county: Compton

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

Hatcher, Patricia Law. "My Ancestor Isn't In the Census: The 9,603 Missing Oxford County Residents In 1810," Maine Genealogist, May 1998, 65-68. Available at FHL  Article includes a chart of the towns missing from the census.

Church

Court

Gazetteers

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

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.

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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.

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Oxford County, Maine page 305, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Michael J. Leclerc, Genealogist's Handbook for New England Research, 5th ed. (Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2012), 107. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 974 D27g 2012.