Cumberland County, ME

CUMBERLAND COUNTY, situated toward the southwest part of Maine with the Atlantic ocean on the southeast, and watered by Saco, Androscoggin, and Kennebec rivers. Area, 990 square miles. Face of the country, somewhat varied, being much indented by bays on the seaboard, and hilly in the interior; soil productive in pasturage, but generally poor in quality for other purposes. Seat of justice, Portland. Pop. in 1820, 49,445; in 1830, 60,113; in 1840, 68,658; in 1850, 77,549. (Fanning's, 1853)

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Auburn, ME Location or Site
Bridgeton, ME City or Town
Brunswick, ME City or Town
North Yarmouth, ME City or Town
Portland, ME City or Town
Standish, ME City or Town
Westbrook, ME City or Town
Windham, ME City or Town
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