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Winthrop, Maine, USA

Winthrop, Kennebec, ME

Winthrop was part of the Kennebec Purchase awarded by the Plymouth Council for New England. First called Pondtown for its lakes and ponds, it was settled by Timothy Foster in 1765. On April 26, 1771, Pondtown Plantation was incorporated by the Massachusetts General Court as Winthrop, named for the first colonial governor of Massachusetts, John Winthrop.

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  • 1837 - December 29 - Steam-powered threshing machine patented, Winthrop, Maine

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  • 1854 - Winthrop
    Winthrop, a post-township of Kennebec co., Maine, intersected by the Androscoggin and Kennebec railroad, about 12 miles W. by N. from Augusta. The...Read MORE...


  • 1886 - Winthrop
    Winthrop, a thrifty agricultural town, lies in the southwestern part of Kennebec County, 10 miles west by south-west from Augusta. It is bounded on...Read MORE...


  • 1888 - Aug. 18 - Two severe shocks of earthquake at Winthrop, Me.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    January 5, 1889

  • 1889 - Winthrop
    The earliest name of the present town of Winthrop was "Pond Town." It was included in the "Plymouth Grant," or "Kennebec Purchase" of land in the...Read MORE...


  • Winthrop, Maine, USA
    Main Street
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  • 1895 - Winthrop
    Winthrop, a post-village in Winthrop township, Kennebec co., Me., on Cobbosseecontee Waters and the Maine Central Railroad, 10 miles W. of Augusta,...Read MORE...


  • 1906
    Winthrop, a banking post-village in Withrop township (town), Kennebec co., Me., on Cobbossecontee Waters and on the Maine Central R., 10 miles W. of...Read MORE...


  • Winthrop, Maine, USA
    Augusta Trust Co.
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  • Winthrop, Maine, USA
    Along the Shore at Lake Maranacook, Winthrop, Maine
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Along the Shore at Lake Maranacook, Winthrop, Maine
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  • 1837 - December 29 - Steam-powered threshing machine patented, Winthrop, Maine

    historyorb.com
  • 1854 - Winthrop
    Winthrop, a post-township of Kennebec co., Maine, intersected by the Androscoggin and Kennebec railroad, about 12 miles W. by N. from Augusta. The... Read MORE...

  • 1886 - Winthrop
    Winthrop, a thrifty agricultural town, lies in the southwestern part of Kennebec County, 10 miles west by south-west from Augusta. It is bounded on... Read MORE...

  • 1888 - Aug. 18 - Two severe shocks of earthquake at Winthrop, Me.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    January 5, 1889
  • 1889 - Winthrop
    The earliest name of the present town of Winthrop was "Pond Town." It was included in the "Plymouth Grant," or "Kennebec Purchase" of land in the... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Winthrop
    Winthrop, a post-village in Winthrop township, Kennebec co., Me., on Cobbosseecontee Waters and the Maine Central Railroad, 10 miles W. of Augusta,... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Winthrop, a banking post-village in Withrop township (town), Kennebec co., Me., on Cobbossecontee Waters and on the Maine Central R., 10 miles W. of... Read MORE...

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