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Georgetown, Maine, USA

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Georgetown, Sagadahoc, Maine, USA
Georgetown Island lies between the mouth of the Sheepscot River and the Kennebec River on the Gulf of Maine. The Abenaki Indians called the island Erascohegan, meaning "good spear fishing". 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.

The Kennebec River valley was attacked and burned in 1676 during King Philip's War, then again in 1689 at the outset of King William's War, and was not resettled until after the 1713 Treaty of Portsmouth. 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. The town's boundaries were extended to encompass Parker's Island, Woolwich, Phippsburg and Bath (including West Bath). Abandoned during Drummer's War and beleaguered during the French and Indian Wars, the region resettled slowly in the 1750s until peace was assured with the fall of Quebec in 1759.www.georgetownme.com/



Georgetown, Maine, USA - Robinhood Cove
Georgetown, Maine, USA

Robinhood Cove
Georgetown, Maine, USA - (1910)
Georgetown, Maine, USA

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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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1859
GEORGETOWN, a township of Lincoln co., in the state of Maine, 50 m. S of Augusta. It consists of 2...Read MORE...

1886 - Georgetown
Georgetown is an island and a town. It forms the southeastern part of Sagadahoc County, lying...Read MORE...

1916
Georgetown, a post-township (town) of Sagadahoc co., Me., is an island 12 miles long (sometimes...Read MORE...


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