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History

The Saint George Peninsula is situated on the coast south of Thomaston. The area was first explored in 1605. Known as the Lower Plantation of St. Georges, the present towns of St. George and Cushing were incorporated on January 28, 1789 into the Town of Cushing.

Because of the natural boundary the St. George River presented, in April, 1802, a committee recommended the towns be divided. On 7 February 1803, the General Court of Massachusetts passed an act dividing the town of Cushing, and incorporating all that part East of the St. George River into a separate town by the name of St. George (MA Special Laws, 1803, Vol 3, Pg 46). ("Rec of Lower St. George", Aiken)

The first St. George town meeting was held on April 4, 1803. At this meeting the people elected John McKeller, Moderator; John Robinson, Town Clerk; and Joseph Robinson, Hezekiah Prince and John McKeller, Selectmen. ("Hist of St. George", Smalley)

The larger part of the peninsula located at the extreme southern part of Knox County is occupied by the Town of St. George. The town is made up of numerous villages or settlements, namely; Port Clyde, Martinsville, Tenants Harbor, Willardham, Wildcat, Long Cove, St. George (Wiley's Corner), Glenmere, Elmore (Harts Neck), Wallston (Gabbletown), Clark Island, and Spruce Head. The seat of town government is at Tenants Harbor, which is the largest of the villages and, perhaps, the most centrally located. Most people identify the area with a village name rather than the town name of St. George. In addition to the peninsula, a considerable number of islands assist in making up the town's approximate 11,000 acres. The more important of these islands are Whitehead Island, Clark Island, High Island, Northern Island, Southern Island, Mosquito Island, Hupper's Island, Allen Island and Burnt Island. (John Falla)

Features & History

Sources

  • Saint George Historical Society, John M. Falla, P. O. Box 113, Tenants Harbor, ME 04860.

  • Jackson Memorial Library, Main St. (Route 131), P. O. Box 231, Tenants Harbor, ME 04860 Tel (207) 372-8961 E-mail jml@jacksonmem.lib.me.us

  • Marshall Point Lighthouse Museum, Dana Smith, P. O. Box 101, Tenants Harbor, ME 04860. Tel (207) 832-4818 This museum is operated by a committee of the St. George Histrical Society and covers the whole Town of St. George along with the Marshall Point Lighthouse.


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    Reference

    Author

    Owner/Email

    'History of St. George' Albert Smalley

    Linda Webster

    Dick Watts

    St. George Births, Marriages and Deaths (1892-present)  

    John M. Falla

    St. George Family Files (containing various information on local families) Personal Research

    John M. Falla

    'Soldiers and Sailors of the Plantation of Lower St. Georges, Maine' Frank Burton Miller. Revolutionary War, 66 pages

    Linda Webster

    'Maine Families in 1790" Vol. 1-6, one generation back and one forward ed. by Gray and Anderson

    Mary J. Coombs

    'Maine and NH Families' Walter Goodwin Davis

    Mary J. Coombs

    'Islands of the Mid-Maine Coast' With surname index' Charles McLean

    Mary J. Coombs

    St. George Cemetery
    Surname Index
      Mac Jackson
    1850, 1860, 1870
    St. George
    Federal Census
    Federal Gov't Christine Watts
    "St. George
    Town Reports"
    1883-1910
    Town Christine Watts
    "St. George Chronicles
    of 1892"
    Robert Filmore Christine Watts
    "St. George Chronicles
    of 1932"
    Joseph Simmons,
    Mabelle Andrews
    Joanne Borden

    Christine Watts
    "Lime Rock Gazette" and
    "Rockland Gazette"
    published BMDs 1846-1891
    CD by Picton Press Joanne Borden
    "Vital Records of St. George, Maine"
    published BMDs to 1892
    (does include 1895 census)
    Published Book Joanne Borden
    "Records of the Lower St. Georges and Cushing, Maine 1605-1897" Ruth J. Aiken Dianne Soares
    "Vital Records
    from the Thomaston Recorder
    of Thomaston, Maine 1837-1846"
    Maine Genealogy
    Society
    Dianne Soares
    Watts Family Letters
    1829-1886
    Family Members Christine Watts
    Watts Family Database Personal Research Dick Watts
    Special Lookups   Dick Watts
    "Genealogical Dictionary - New England" James Savage On-Line




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    Saint George Links
    St. George Historical Society
    Early Saint George Families
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    Maps of Saint George Peninsula Marshall Point Light Plan of the North Parish (aka Wileys Corner) Cemetery      View
    Jackson Memorial Library Town of Saint George Clark Hill Cemetery Burials      View
    1790 Census   Marshall Point Lighthouse Museum
    1906 St. George USGS Map
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    Other USGS Maps Take the St. George Mini Tour (photos) 
    "Downtown" (photos)    St. George Days (year 2004 photos) 



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    Tenants Harbor, St. George, Knox, ME

    43 97' N    69 12' W


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