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History of Georgetown, Maine, USA

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Georgetown, Maine, USA

Georgetown, Sagadahoc, ME

Georgetown is a town in Sagadahoc County, incorporated on June 13, 1716 from a portion of Arrowsic Island.

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  • 1649 (Georgetown) - John Parker, a fisherman from Bedfordshire, England, purchased it in 1649 from Chief Mowhotiwormet, commonly known as Chief Robinhood, for a hogshead of rum and some pumpkins.
    Parker built the first permanent homestead on what eventually became known as Parker's Island.
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  • The town of Newtown-on-Arrowsic was rebuilt in 1714 on the southern end of Arrowsic Island, which was incorporated in 1716 by the Massachusetts General Court as Georgetown-on-Arrowsic, named for Fort St. George.

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  • In 1738 Georgetown annexed Parker’s Island, and followed with Small Point in 1741.

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  • Georgetown was renamed in 1741 in honor of English King George I.

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  • (Georgetown) - Abandoned during Dummer's War and beleaguered during the French and Indian Wars, the region resettled slowly in the 1750s until peace was assured with the 1759 Fall of Quebec.

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  • (Georgetown) - The Stone Schoolhouse on Bay Point Road, small and primitive, was built by Irish stonemasons in 1820 under the direction of General Joseph Berry, a local shipowner and builder.

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  • In 1836, Georgetown’s Joseph Berry built a new lighthouse tower and station for the U.S. government at Fort Point in Stockton Springs.

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  • 1854 - Georgetown
    Georgetown, a post-township of Lincoln county, Maine, composed of two islands, 35 miles S. by E. from Augusta, possesses excellent advantages for...Read MORE...


  • 1859
    GEORGETOWN, a township of Lincoln co., in the state of Maine, 50 m. S of Augusta. It consists of 2 considerable islands formed by the confluence of...Read MORE...


  • 1886 - Georgetown
    Georgetown is an island and a town. It forms the southeastern part of Sagadahoc County, lying between Sheepscot River and the mouth of the Kennebec....Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Georgetown
    Georgetown, a post-township of Sagadahoc co, Me, is an island 12 miles long (sometimes called Parker's Island), at the mouth of the Kennebec River,...Read MORE...


  • Georgetown, Maine, USA
    Robinhood Cove
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  • Georgetown, Maine, USA
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  • 1916
    Georgetown, a post-township (town) of Sagadahoc co., Me., is an island 12 miles long (sometimes called Parker's Island), at the mouth of the Kennebec ...Read MORE...




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  • 1649 (Georgetown) - John Parker, a fisherman from Bedfordshire, England, purchased it in 1649 from Chief Mowhotiwormet, commonly known as Chief Robinhood, for a hogshead of rum and some pumpkins.
    Parker built the first permanent homestead on what eventually became known as Parker's Island.
    www.georgetownme.com
  • The town of Newtown-on-Arrowsic was rebuilt in 1714 on the southern end of Arrowsic Island, which was incorporated in 1716 by the Massachusetts General Court as Georgetown-on-Arrowsic, named for Fort St. George.

    www.wikipedia.org
  • In 1738 Georgetown annexed Parker’s Island, and followed with Small Point in 1741.

    maineanencyclopedia.com/ georgetown/
  • Georgetown was renamed in 1741 in honor of English King George I.

    maineanencyclopedia.com/ georgetown/
  • (Georgetown) - Abandoned during Dummer's War and beleaguered during the French and Indian Wars, the region resettled slowly in the 1750s until peace was assured with the 1759 Fall of Quebec.

    www.wikipedia.org
  • (Georgetown) - The Stone Schoolhouse on Bay Point Road, small and primitive, was built by Irish stonemasons in 1820 under the direction of General Joseph Berry, a local shipowner and builder.

    maineanencyclopedia.com/ georgetown/
  • In 1836, Georgetown’s Joseph Berry built a new lighthouse tower and station for the U.S. government at Fort Point in Stockton Springs.

    maineanencyclopedia.com/ georgetown/
  • 1854 - Georgetown
    Georgetown, a post-township of Lincoln county, Maine, composed of two islands, 35 miles S. by E. from Augusta, possesses excellent advantages for... Read MORE...

  • 1859
    GEORGETOWN, a township of Lincoln co., in the state of Maine, 50 m. S of Augusta. It consists of 2 considerable islands formed by the confluence of... Read MORE...

  • 1886 - Georgetown
    Georgetown is an island and a town. It forms the southeastern part of Sagadahoc County, lying between Sheepscot River and the mouth of the Kennebec.... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Georgetown
    Georgetown, a post-township of Sagadahoc co, Me, is an island 12 miles long (sometimes called Parker's Island), at the mouth of the Kennebec River,... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Georgetown, a post-township (town) of Sagadahoc co., Me., is an island 12 miles long (sometimes called Parker's Island), at the mouth of the Kennebec ... Read MORE...

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