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=== Places / Localities  ===
=== Places / Localities  ===
{{MEKennebecCoTownsMap}}'''Cities''' &nbsp; • Augusta &nbsp; • Gardiner &nbsp; • Hallowell &nbsp; • Waterville<br>
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*[[Albion, Maine|Albion]]
*{{AutoLink|Albion, Maine|Albion}}
*{{AutoLink|Augusta, Maine|Augusta}} (City)
*{{AutoLink|Belgrade, Maine|Belgrade}}
*{{AutoLink|Benton, Maine|Benton}}
*{{AutoLink|Chelsea, Maine|Chelsea}}
*{{AutoLink|China, Maine|China}}
*{{AutoLink|Clinton, Maine|Clinton}}
*{{AutoLink|Farmingdale, Maine|Farmingdale}}
*{{AutoLink|Fayette, Maine|Fayette}}
*{{AutoLink|Gardiner, Maine|Gardiner}} (City)
*{{AutoLink|Hallowell, Maine|Hallowell}} (City)
*{{AutoLink|Litchfield, Maine|Litchfield}}
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*{{AutoLink|Manchester, Maine|Manchester}}
*{{AutoLink|Monmouth, Maine|Monmouth}}
*Mount Vernon  
*{{AutoLink|Mount Vernon, Maine|Mount Vernon}}
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mecoakla/ Oakland]
*{{AutoLink|Oakland, Maine|Oakland}}
*{{AutoLink|Pittston, Maine|Pittston}}
*{{AutoLink|Randolph, Maine|Randolph}}
*{{AutoLink|Readfield, Maine|Readfield}}
*{{AutoLink|Rome, Maine|Rome}}
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*{{AutoLink|Sidney, Maine|Sidney}}
*{{AutoLink|Vassalboro, Maine|Vassalboro}}
*{{AutoLink|Vienna, Maine|Vienna}}
*{{AutoLink|Waterville, Maine|Waterville}} (City)
*West Gardiner  
*{{AutoLink|Wayne, Maine|Wayne}}
*{{AutoLink|West Gardiner, Maine|West Gardiner}}
*{{AutoLink|Windsor, Maine|Windsor}}
*{{AutoLink|Winslow, Maine|Winslow}}
*{{AutoLink|Winthrop, Maine|Winthrop}}
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'''Villages''' &nbsp; • Libby Hill &nbsp; • South China  
'''Villages''' &nbsp; • Libby Hill &nbsp; • South China  
'''Neighboring Counties'''
'''Neighboring Counties'''  
[[Androscoggin County, Maine|Androscoggin ]]| [[Franklin County, Maine|Franklin ]]| [[Lincoln County, Maine|Lincoln ]]| [[Sagadahoc County, Maine|Sagadahoc ]]| [[Somerset County, Maine|Somerset ]]| [[Waldo County, Maine|Waldo]]
[[Androscoggin County, Maine|Androscoggin ]]| [[Franklin County, Maine|Franklin ]]| [[Lincoln County, Maine|Lincoln ]]| [[Sagadahoc County, Maine|Sagadahoc ]]| [[Somerset County, Maine|Somerset ]]| [[Waldo County, Maine|Waldo]]

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United States Gotoarrow.png Maine Gotoarrow.png Kennebec County

Guide to Kennebec County Maine genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Online Records

Kennebec County, Maine
Map of Maine highlighting Kennebec County
Location in the state of Maine
Founded February 20, 1799
County Seat Augusta
Address County Courthouse
95 State Street
Augusta, ME 04330-5611
Phone: 207.622.0971
Kennebec County Website

County Courthouse

Register of Deeds has land records from 1799. Probate Court has probate records from 1799. Town Clerks have birth, marriage and death records.[1]


Parent County

Created 20 February 1799 from Lincoln County.[1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities


Extinct or unincorporated towns:[2]  Dearborn | Harlem | Unity Township[3]

Unorganized territory   • Unity Township. For further details see Maine townships.

Communities   • Clinton   • Farmingdale   • Oakland   • Winthrop

Villages   • Libby Hill   • South China

Neighboring Counties

Androscoggin | Franklin | Lincoln | Sagadahoc | Somerset | Waldo







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.

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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.

Augusta, Kennebec County, Newspaper Archive:

Age. Indexes Free, Digital Pages $. 1832-1861. at GenealogyBank. $
Herald of Liberty. Indexes Free, Digital Pages $. 1810-1815. at GenealogyBank. $
Kennebec Gazette. Indexes Free, Digital Pages $. 1810-1815. at GenealogyBank. $

Hallowell, Kennebec County, Newspaper Archive:

American Advocate. Indexes Free, Digital Pages $. 1809-1835. at GenealogyBank. $
Hallowell Gazette. Indexes Free, Digital Pages $. 1814-1827. at GenealogyBank. $
Maine Cultivator and Hallowell Gazette. Indexes Free, Digital Pages $. 1839-1870. at GenealogyBank. $



Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family history Centers

Web Sites


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 304. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Before an extinct town was discontinued, it created official town records of interest to genealogists. For preservation these records were usually turned over to a nearby functioning town in the same county.
  3. Michael J. Leclerc, Genealogist's Handbook for New England Research, 5th ed. (Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2012), 101. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 974 D27g 2012.