Maine County Listings

This is a listing of the counties in Maine. Please click on the county of your choice to be taken directly to that counties site.

See one that says adoptable and you are interested in adopting it? Contact Kathleen Judkins-Gerard for more information. Please be sure to let me know which county or counties you are interested in.

 

County County Seat Established County Origins Named For Host Map Mailing List
Androscoggin Auburn 1854 From parts of Cumberland County, Kennebec County, and Lincoln County The Androscoggin Native American tribe Adoptable Mailing List
Aroostook Houlton 1839 From parts of Penobscot County, and Washington County A Native American word meaning beautiful river Adoptable Mailing List
Cumberland Portland 1761 As Cumberland County, Massachusetts from part of York County Prince William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland, son of George II of Great Britain. Adoptable Mailing List
Franklin Farmington 1838 From parts of Kennebec County, Oxford County, and Somerset County Benjamin Franklin, the Founding Father, scientist, printer, and diplomat. Adoptable Mailing List
Hancock Ellsworth 1790 As Hancock County, Massachusetts, from part of Lincoln County John Hancock (17371793), the Founding Father and president of the convention that produced the United States Declaration of Independence Adoptable Mailing List
Kennebec Augusta 1799 As Kennebec County, Massachusetts from part of Lincoln County The Kennebec River in Maine Kathleen Judkins-Gerard Mailing List
Knox Rockland 1860 From parts of Lincoln County and Waldo County Henry Knox (17501806), the first United States Secretary of War (1789 - 1794), who lived in Thomaston, Maine. Adoptable Mailing List
Lincoln Wiscasset 1760 As Lincoln County, Massachusetts from part of York County The city of Lincoln, England Adoptable Mailing List
Oxford Paris 1805 As Oxford County, Massachusetts from parts of Cumberland County and York County Probably named for Oxford, Massachusetts Adoptable Mailing List
Penobscot Bangor 1816 As Penobscot County, Massachusetts from part of Hancock County The Penobscot Native American tribe Adoptable Mailing List
Piscataquis Dover-Foxcroft 1838 From parts of Penobscot County and Somerset County An Abenaki word meaning rapid waters Adoptable Mailing List
Sagadahoc Bath 1854 From part of Lincoln County A Native American word meaning mouth of big river. Adoptable Mailing List
Somerset Skowhegan 1809 As Somerset County, Massachusetts from parts of Kennebec County The county of Somerset in England. Kathleen Judkins-Gerard Mailing List
Waldo Belfast 1827 From parts of Hancock County, Kennebec County and Lincoln County Samuel Waldo, a colonial soldier in the siege of Louisbourg in 1745. Adoptable Mailing List
Washington Machias 1790 As Washington County, Massachusetts from part of Lincoln County George Washington, the first President of the United States. Adoptable Mailing List
York Alfred 1652 As Yorkshire County, Massachusetts from the southern part of the District of Maine. Renamed York County by Massachusetts in 1668 King James II of England, earlier Duke of York. Adoptable Mailing List




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