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Our Genealogy Helper for Portland ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool which helps us with planning our trips.
  • We're trying to shape our Gazetteer as a tool to help us understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.
  • On our trips, we try to visit those places where our ancestors left their footprints.

By learning about Portland (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this our Genealogical Helper for Portland. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the east contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Portland is located in Cumberland County and is the County Seat.

To see how the shape of Maine's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Cumberland County: Androscoggin, Oxford, Sagadahoc & York.

Below are the counties that are near Portland. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Portland:

  • Cumberland County     (The home county of Portland)
    • South Portland [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Portland
      • South Portland [Cumberland County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Portland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,950 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Portland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for South Portland<2>
    • Ferry Village [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ferry Village
      • Ferry Village [Cumberland County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Portland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ferry Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ferry Village
    • Little Diamond Island Landing [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Diamond Island Landing
      • Little Diamond Island Landing [Cumberland County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Portland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Diamond Island Landing
    • Peaks Island [Cumberland County]
    • Stroudwater [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stroudwater
      • Stroudwater [Cumberland County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Portland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stroudwater
    • Waites Landing [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waites Landing
      • Waites Landing [Cumberland County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Portland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waites Landing
    • Lone Creek Village [Cumberland County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lone Creek Village
      • Lone Creek Village [Cumberland County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Portland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lone Creek Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Sagamore Village [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sagamore Village
      • Sagamore Village [Cumberland County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Portland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sagamore Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sagamore Village
    • Long Island [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Long Island
      • Long Island [Cumberland County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Portland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 239 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Long Island have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long Island
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Long Island<2>
    • Falmouth [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Falmouth
      • Falmouth [Cumberland County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Portland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,440 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Falmouth have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Falmouth
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Falmouth<2>
    • Falmouth Foreside [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Falmouth Foreside
      • Falmouth Foreside [Cumberland County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Portland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Falmouth Foreside have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Falmouth Foreside
    • Westbrook [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westbrook
      • Westbrook [Cumberland County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Portland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 19,267 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westbrook
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Westbrook<2>
    • Scarborough [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scarborough
      • Scarborough [Cumberland County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Portland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,527 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scarborough have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scarborough
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Scarborough<2>
  • Androscoggin County
    • Durham [Androscoggin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Durham
      • Durham [Androscoggin County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Portland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,044 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Durham have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Durham
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Durham<2>
    • Danville [Androscoggin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Danville
      • Danville [Androscoggin County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Portland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Danville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Danville
    • Lisbon Falls [Androscoggin County]
    • Lisbon [Androscoggin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lisbon
      • Lisbon [Androscoggin County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Portland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,053 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lisbon have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lisbon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lisbon<2>
    • Littlefield Corner [Androscoggin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Littlefield Corner
      • Littlefield Corner [Androscoggin County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Portland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Littlefield Corner
    • Penley Corner [Androscoggin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Penley Corner
      • Penley Corner [Androscoggin County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Portland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Penley Corner
    • Rumford Junction [Androscoggin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rumford Junction
      • Rumford Junction [Androscoggin County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Portland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rumford Junction
    • West Poland [Androscoggin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Poland
      • West Poland [Androscoggin County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Portland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Poland have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Poland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Poland<2>
    • East Poland [Androscoggin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Poland
      • East Poland [Androscoggin County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Portland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Poland have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Poland
    • Poland [Androscoggin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poland
      • Poland [Androscoggin County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Portland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,683 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poland have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Poland<2>
    • Minot [Androscoggin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Minot
      • Minot [Androscoggin County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Portland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,595 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Minot
    • Moussam [Androscoggin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moussam
      • Moussam [Androscoggin County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Portland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moussam
    • Auburn [Androscoggin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Auburn
      • Auburn [Androscoggin County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Portland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 23,410 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Auburn
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Auburn<2>
  • Kennebec County
    • Litchfield [Kennebec County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Litchfield
      • Litchfield [Kennebec County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Portland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,683 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Litchfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Litchfield<2>
  • Lincoln County
    • Southport [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Southport
      • Southport [Lincoln County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Portland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 603 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Southport have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Southport
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Southport<2>
    • Trevett [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trevett
      • Trevett [Lincoln County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Portland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Trevett have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trevett
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Trevett<2>
    • Boothbay Harbor [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boothbay Harbor
      • Boothbay Harbor [Lincoln County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Portland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,225 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boothbay Harbor have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boothbay Harbor
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boothbay Harbor<2>
    • Westport [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westport
      • Westport [Lincoln County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Portland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 732 people
      • Former name for Westport:
      • Westport Island
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westport
    • Boothbay [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boothbay
      • Boothbay [Lincoln County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Portland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,203 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boothbay
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boothbay<2>
    • East Boothbay [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Boothbay
      • East Boothbay [Lincoln County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Portland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Boothbay have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Boothbay
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for East Boothbay<2>
    • Edgecomb [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edgecomb
      • Edgecomb [Lincoln County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Portland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,265 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edgecomb have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edgecomb
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Edgecomb<2>
    • South Bristol [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Bristol
      • South Bristol [Lincoln County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Portland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 878 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Bristol have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Bristol
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for South Bristol<2>
    • Wiscasset [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wiscasset
      • Wiscasset [Lincoln County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Portland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,748 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wiscasset
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wiscasset<2>
    • New Harbor [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Harbor
      • New Harbor [Lincoln County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the east of Portland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Harbor have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Harbor
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Harbor<2>
    • Dresden [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dresden
      • Dresden [Lincoln County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Portland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,681 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dresden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dresden<2>
    • Pemaquid [Lincoln County]
    • Walpole [Lincoln County]
  • Oxford County
    • Durgintown [Oxford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Durgintown
      • Durgintown [Oxford County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Portland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Durgintown
    • Hiram [Oxford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hiram
      • Hiram [Oxford County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Portland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,659 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hiram
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hiram<2>
    • Oxford [Oxford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oxford
      • Oxford [Oxford County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the north of Portland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,102 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oxford have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oxford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oxford<2>
    • Denmark [Oxford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Denmark
      • Denmark [Oxford County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Portland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,153 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Denmark have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Denmark
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Denmark<2>
    • Porter [Oxford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Porter
      • Porter [Oxford County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the west of Portland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,525 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Porter
    • Hebron [Oxford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hebron
      • Hebron [Oxford County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the north of Portland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,431 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hebron have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hebron
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hebron<2>
    • Brownfield [Oxford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brownfield
      • Brownfield [Oxford County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Portland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,653 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brownfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brownfield<2>
    • Norway [Oxford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norway
      • Norway [Oxford County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north of Portland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,990 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Norway have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norway
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Norway<2>
    • South Paris [Oxford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Paris
      • South Paris [Oxford County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north of Portland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Paris have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Paris
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for South Paris<2>
  • Sagadahoc County
    • Sebasco Estates [Sagadahoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sebasco Estates
      • Sebasco Estates [Sagadahoc County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Portland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sebasco Estates have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sebasco Estates
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sebasco Estates<2>
    • Small Point [Sagadahoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Small Point
      • Small Point [Sagadahoc County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Portland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Small Point have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Small Point
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Small Point<2>
    • Pejepscot [Sagadahoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pejepscot
      • Pejepscot [Sagadahoc County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Portland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pejepscot
    • Sabino [Sagadahoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sabino
      • Sabino [Sagadahoc County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Portland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sabino
    • Topsham [Sagadahoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Topsham
      • Topsham [Sagadahoc County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Portland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,942 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Topsham have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Topsham
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Topsham<2>
    • Phippsburg [Sagadahoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Phippsburg
      • Phippsburg [Sagadahoc County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Portland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,275 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Phippsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Phippsburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Phippsburg<2>
    • West Bath [Sagadahoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Bath
      • West Bath [Sagadahoc County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Portland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,932 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Bath have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Bath
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Bath<2>
    • Georgetown [Sagadahoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Georgetown
      • Georgetown [Sagadahoc County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Portland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,078 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Georgetown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Georgetown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Georgetown<2>
    • Arrowsic [Sagadahoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arrowsic
      • Arrowsic [Sagadahoc County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Portland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 466 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arrowsic have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arrowsic
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Arrowsic<2>
    • Bath [Sagadahoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bath
      • Bath [Sagadahoc County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Portland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,335 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bath
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bath<2>
    • Woolwich [Sagadahoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woolwich
      • Woolwich [Sagadahoc County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Portland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,218 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woolwich have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woolwich
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Woolwich<2>
    • Bowdoinham [Sagadahoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bowdoinham
      • Bowdoinham [Sagadahoc County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Portland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,091 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bowdoinham have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bowdoinham
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bowdoinham<2>
    • Days Ferry [Sagadahoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Days Ferry
      • Days Ferry [Sagadahoc County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Portland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Days Ferry
  • York County
    • Old Orchard Beach [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Old Orchard Beach
      • Old Orchard Beach [York County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Portland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,095 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Old Orchard Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Orchard Beach
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Old Orchard Beach<2>
    • Ocean Park [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ocean Park
      • Ocean Park [York County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Portland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ocean Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ocean Park
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ocean Park<2>
    • Kinney Shores [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kinney Shores
      • Kinney Shores [York County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Portland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kinney Shores
    • Buxton [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buxton
      • Buxton [York County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Portland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,368 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buxton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buxton
    • Saco [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saco
      • Saco [York County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Portland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,121 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saco
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saco<2>
    • Bar Mills [York County]
    • Biddeford Pool [York County]
    • Biddeford [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Biddeford
      • Biddeford [York County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Portland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,500 people
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    • Chicopee [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chicopee
      • Chicopee [York County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of Portland
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    • Kimbles Corner [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kimbles Corner
      • Kimbles Corner [York County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of Portland
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    • Airport Village [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Airport Village
      • Airport Village [York County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Portland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Airport Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Airport Village
    • Dayton [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dayton
      • Dayton [York County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Portland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,107 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dayton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dayton<2>
    • Hollis Center [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hollis Center
      • Hollis Center [York County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west of Portland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hollis Center have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Carroll County (NH)
    • South Effingham [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Effingham
      • South Effingham [Carroll County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the west of Portland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Effingham have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • East Wakefield [Carroll County]
    • Effingham [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Effingham
      • Effingham [Carroll County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the west of Portland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,481 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Effingham<2>
    • Wakefield [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wakefield
      • Wakefield [Carroll County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the west of Portland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,122 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wakefield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wakefield<2>
    • Freedom [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Freedom
      • Freedom [Carroll County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the west of Portland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,593 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Freedom have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Freedom<2>
  • Strafford County (NH)
    • Milton [Strafford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milton
      • Milton [Strafford County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Portland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,614 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Milton<2>
    • Rollinsford [Strafford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rollinsford
      • Rollinsford [Strafford County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Portland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,577 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rollinsford have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rollinsford<2>

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Portland, see our County-by-County Page for Portland.

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Portland ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 300 newspapers that have been published in the area around Portland.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Portland. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Portland and those printed in the larger area surrounding Portland.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 11 miles [17.7 km] of Portland.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Portland:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from Maine
    • Stories from New Hampshire

Cemeteries Near Portland ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Portland.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Portland covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Eastern Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Eastern Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Eastern Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eastern Cemetery
  • Western Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Western Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Western Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Western Cemetery
  • Mt. Pleasant Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Pleasant Cemetery
  • Smith Street Cemetery
  • Old Settlers Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Old Settlers Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Old Settlers Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Settlers Cemetery
  • Calvary Cemetery
  • Continue List ...

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<5>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Portland had a population of 36,425 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2020, Portland had a population of 66,803 people.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Portland, with the one closest to Portland listed first.

  • Portland [Cumberland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Portland
    • Portland [Cumberland County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Portland
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 36,425 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 66,803 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Portland had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Portland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Portland<2>
  • South Portland [Cumberland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Portland
    • South Portland [Cumberland County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Portland
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 650 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,950 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, South Portland had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Portland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for South Portland<2>
  • East Deering [Cumberland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Deering
    • East Deering [Cumberland County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Portland
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 600 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, East Deering had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Deering have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Deering
  • Woodfords [Cumberland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodfords
    • Woodfords [Cumberland County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Portland
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 2,000 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Woodfords had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodfords have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodfords
  • Cash Corner [Cumberland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cash Corner
    • Cash Corner [Cumberland County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Portland
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Cash Corner had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cash Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cash Corner
  • Pleasantdale [Cumberland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasantdale
    • Pleasantdale [Cumberland County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Portland
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Pleasantdale had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasantdale have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasantdale
  • Continue List ...
    • Knightville [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Knightville
      • Knightville [Cumberland County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Portland
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 650 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Knightville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Knightville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Knightville
    • Peaks Island [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peaks Island
      • Peaks Island [Cumberland County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Portland
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 400 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Peaks Island had a post office and no railroad service
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Peaks Island<2>
    • Deering [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deering
      • Deering [Cumberland County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Portland
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,000 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Deering had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deering have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deering
    • Stroudwater [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stroudwater
      • Stroudwater [Cumberland County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Portland
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 500 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Stroudwater had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stroudwater
    • Long Island [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Long Island
      • Long Island [Cumberland County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Portland
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 250 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 239 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Long Island had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Long Island have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long Island
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Long Island<2>
    • Falmouth [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Falmouth
      • Falmouth [Cumberland County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Portland
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 100 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,440 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Falmouth had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Falmouth have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Falmouth
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Falmouth<2>
    • Cumberland Mills [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cumberland Mills
      • Cumberland Mills [Cumberland County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Portland
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 2,700 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Cumberland Mills had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cumberland Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cumberland Mills
    • West Falmouth [Cumberland County] - Historic
      • While West Falmouth was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Falmouth
      • West Falmouth [Cumberland County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Portland
      • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 192 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, West Falmouth had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Falmouth have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Falmouth Foreside [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Falmouth Foreside
      • Falmouth Foreside [Cumberland County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Portland
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 95 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Falmouth Foreside had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Falmouth Foreside have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Falmouth Foreside

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Portland. See our List of 1890's Communities around Portland.

Mentions & References for Portland

Find a Community in Maine

About Cumberland County

About Maine

The official website for Portland: www.ci.portland.me.us/

The official website for Cumberland County: www.cumberlandcounty.org/

The official website for State of Maine: https://www.maine.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Portland) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Portland. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from PortlandOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Portland. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.6616, Longitude: -70.2554    
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<4>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<5>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Portland, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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