MGS Special Publication #74
Compiled By: Sally Furber Nelson & Janet McCarthy Weymouth Pages: 544 ISBN: 978-1-9965698-2-8 Original Publication Year: 2016 Every Name Index: 17,237 entries
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About The Book:
Mount Vernon, Maine, is a small community located northwest of Augusta. Originally settled in 1774 as Washington Plantation, the town was incorporated June 28, 1792 as the 80th town in Maine. When the settlers applied for incorporation as Washington, they learned that there was another town in Maine by that name so they chose instead the name of George Washington’s estate – Mount Vernon.
Mount Vernon is bounded by Vienna, Rome, Belgrade, Readfield, and Fayette, and many of the marriages included in this book relate to people from those towns. These vital records are transcribed from the original town records which are on microfilm at the Maine State Archives. We have made every attempt for accuracy. We located most of the original records of Mount Vernon in the Maine State Archives in Augusta and were able to compare our transcription with the originals. We also discovered other important records relating to paupers so we have added those to this book. We also visited the Dr. Shaw Memorial Library in Mount Vernon but could find no relevant original records.