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Damariscotta, Maine, USA

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Damariscotta, Lincoln, Maine, USA
The area was once inhabited by the Wawenock (or Walinakiak, meaning "People of the Bays") Abenaki Indians, who left behind 2,500-year-old oyster shell middens along the banks of the Damariscotta River. The Whaleback Shell Midden is now a state historic site. The land became part of the Pemaquid Patent, granted by the Plymouth Council in 1631 to Robert Aldsworth and Gyles Elbridge, merchants from Bristol, England. At Pemaquid (now Bristol), they built a fort and trading post.

Some colonists moved upriver from the village at Pemaquid about 1640 to settle what is today Damariscotta. But the settlements were attacked in 1676 during King Philip's War, with the inhabitants either driven off or massacred. Attempts to rebuild alternated with further attacks during the French and Indian Wars. The Province of Massachusetts Bay constructed Fort William Henry at Pemaquid in 1692, but it was destroyed in 1696. Its replacement, Fort Frederick, in 1729, successfully resisted the region's final two attacks, and was pulled down at the Time of the Revolution so that the British could not occupy it. With peace at last, Damariscotta grew as a trade center. It was incorporated as a separate town on March 15, 1848, set off from parts of Bristol and Nobleboro.

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Damariscotta is situated near the centre of Lincoln County, on the eastern side of a river of the same name. Nobleboro bounds it on the north, Bristol on the south, Bremen on the east, and Newcastle on the west. The Damariscotta River separates it from the last, and Biscay and Pemaquid Ponds, lying on the eastern line, divide the town from Bremen. Muddy and Little Ponds are the principal sheets of water within the limits of the town, the first having an area of about three-fourths of a square mile. Rocky Hill, about 150 feet in height, is the chief eminence. The surface of the town is uneven; the principal rock is granite, the soil largely a clay loam, and fairly productive. Hay is the chief crop.

History of Damariscotta, Maine From A Gazetteer of the State of Maine
By Geo. J. Varney
Published by B. B. Russell, 57 Cornhill, Boston 1886


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Damariscotta was incorporated as a separate town on March 15, 1848, set off from parts of Bristol and Nobleboro.

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1859
DAMARISCOTTA, a river or arm of the sea, in Lincoln co., state of Maine, U.S. It receives the...Read MORE...

News  1870 - Fire at Damariscotta Mills, Me.
PORTLAND, Me., Sept. 3. - A saw-mill, foundry, match-factory, blacksmith-shop, dry-house,...Read MORE...

1886 - Damariscotta
Damariscotta is situated near the centre of Lincoln County, on the eastern side of a river of the...Read MORE...

1916
Dam'ariscot'ta, a banking post-village of Lincoln co., Me., in Damariscotta township (town), on the ...Read MORE...


Ancestors Who Were Born Here


Hiscock
flag  Cora HISCOCK (27 March 1863, Damariscotta, Maine, USA - 09 March 1937, Saint Petersburg, Florida, USA)

Perkins
flag  Albert C PERKINS (August 1849, Damariscotta, Maine, USA - 21 February 1901, Boston, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone
flag  Enoch PERKINS (abt. 1804, Damariscotta, Maine, USA - , )
flag  Enoch PERKINS (1843, Damariscotta, Maine, USA - 1898, , Maine, USA) gravestone
flag  Eunice PERKINS (08 February 1833, Damariscotta, Maine, USA - 13 March 1913, Wellesley, Massachusetts, USA)
flag  Frances M PERKINS (July 1851, Damariscotta, Maine, USA - 29 September 1917, Augusta, Maine, USA) gravestone
 

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Achorn
  Simon ACHORN (1819, - 25 August 1894, Damariscotta, Maine, USA)
 

Ancestors Who Were Married Here


1827
Enoch PERKINS (abt. 1804 - ) & Mariam (Merriam) JONES (abt. 1805 - )
married 29 July 1827
 

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