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Cumberland & North Yarmouth

A Neighboring History of Two Towns

Resources and Links

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Here are some materials on the history of the towns of Cumberland and North Yarmouth:


Bennett, Thomas C. Vital records from town reports of the Town of Cumberland, Maine: 1893-1960. Rockport, Maine: Picton Press, 2005.

Bourque, Bruce J. Twelve Thousand Years: American Indians in Maine. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2001.

The Church at Walnut Hill: a history of the First Congrgational Church, United Church of Christ. North Yarmouth, Maine. Whittier, Kathryn H., Ed. Portland, Maine: Walch, 2006.

Clayton, W. Woodford. History of Cumberland County, Maine: with illustrations and biographical sketches of its prominent men and pioneers. Philadelphia: Everts & Peck, 1880.

Condon, Richard H. “Maine in depression and war, 1929-1945.” In Maine: the Pine Tree State from prehistory to present, edited by Richard W. Judd, Edwin A. Churchill and Joel W. Eastman, 506-529. Orono, Maine: University of Maine Press, 1995.

Cumberland Farmers Club. “The Cumberland County Fair.” www.cumberlandfair.com

Cumberland Farmers Market. www.cumberlandfarmersmarket.org

Hutchinson, Grace E. History of Prince Memorial Library. (Unpublished)

MSAD 51. “Welcome to MSAD 51” www.msad51.org/pages/index

Merrill, Lincoln Jr. and Holly Hurd. Around North Yarmouth. Charleston, South Carolina: Arcadia, 2006.

Mitchell, H. E. Cumberland and No. Yarmouth register, 1904. Reprint. Salem, Mass.: Higginson Book Co., n.d. Originally published Brunswick, Maine: H.E. Mitchell Pub., 1904.

North Yarmouth: 1680-1980: An Illustrated History, North Yarmouth Historical Society, 1980.

Norton, Floyd. Norton's hand-hewn history of Maine and its representative Town of Cumberland. Cumberland, Maine: Floyd Norton, n.d.

Old Times of North Yarmouth, Maine. A facsimile of the thirty-two quarterly magazines edited and published by Augustus W. Corliss as well as the single issue of The Westcustogo Chronicle, 1877-1885. Somersworth, New Hampshire : New Hampshire Pub. Co., 1977.

One hundredth anniversary of the Congregational Church, Cumberland Centre, Maine. September 21, 1893. Portland, Maine: Press of Southworth Bros., 1893.

Rowe, William Hutchinson. Ancient North Yarmouth and Yarmouth, Maine, 1636-1936. Yarmouth, Maine: The Author, 1937.

Skyline Farm of North Yarmouth, Maine. www.skylinefarm.org

Smith, David C., et al., “Climate fluctuation and agricultural change in Southern and Central Maine, 1776-1880,” Maine Historical Society Quarterly 21 (1982): 179-200.

Sweetser, Mary E. History of the town of Cumberland, Maine. Yarmouth, Maine: A. F. Tilton, 1921.

Sweetser, Phyllis Sturdivant. Cumberland, Maine in four centuries. Cumberland, Maine: Town of Cumberland, 1976.

Vickery, James B., Richard W. Judd and Sheila McDonald, “Maine agriculture, 1783-1861.” In Maine: the Pine Tree State from prehistory to present, edited by Richard W. Judd, Edwin A. Churchill and Joel W. Eastman, 242-261. Orono, Maine: University of Maine Press, 1995.

Willis, William. A business directory of the subscribers to the new map of Maine : with a brief history and description of the state. Portland, Maine : J. Chace, Jr., & Co., 1861.