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Our Genealogy Helper for Saco ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Saco (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 Saco. 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Saco is located in York County.

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 York County: Cumberland, Oxford, Carroll (NH), Rockingham (NH) & Strafford (NH).

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

  • York County     (The home county of Saco)
    • Biddeford [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Biddeford
      • Biddeford [York County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Saco
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,500 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Biddeford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Biddeford<2>
    • Kinney Shores [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kinney Shores
      • Kinney Shores [York County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Saco
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kinney Shores
    • Ocean Park [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ocean Park
      • Ocean Park [York County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Saco
      • 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>
    • Airport Village [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Airport Village
      • Airport Village [York County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Saco
      • 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
    • Old Orchard Beach [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Old Orchard Beach
      • Old Orchard Beach [York County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Saco
      • 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>
    • Adams Corner [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Adams Corner
      • Adams Corner [York County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Saco
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Adams Corner
    • Biddeford Pool [York County]
    • Dayton [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dayton
      • Dayton [York County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Saco
      • 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.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dayton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dayton<2>
    • Arundel [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arundel
      • Arundel [York County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Saco
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,457 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arundel have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arundel
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Arundel<2>
    • Cape Porpoise [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cape Porpoise
      • Cape Porpoise [York County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Saco
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cape Porpoise
    • Town House Corners [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Town House Corners
      • Town House Corners [York County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Saco
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Town House Corners
    • Days Mill [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Days Mill
      • Days Mill [York County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Saco
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Days Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Days Mill
  • Androscoggin County
    • Durham [Androscoggin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Durham
      • Durham [Androscoggin County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Saco
      • 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>
    • West Poland [Androscoggin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Poland
      • West Poland [Androscoggin County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the north of Saco
      • 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>
    • Poland [Androscoggin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poland
      • Poland [Androscoggin County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the north of Saco
      • 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>
    • Lisbon Falls [Androscoggin County]
    • Minot [Androscoggin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Minot
      • Minot [Androscoggin County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north of Saco
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,595 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Minot
    • Lisbon [Androscoggin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lisbon
      • Lisbon [Androscoggin County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Saco
      • 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>
  • Cumberland County
    • Grand Beach [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grand Beach
      • Grand Beach [Cumberland County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Saco
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grand Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grand Beach
    • Prouts Neck [Cumberland County]
    • Danish Village [Cumberland County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Danish Village
      • Danish Village [Cumberland County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Saco
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Danish Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Scarborough [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scarborough
      • Scarborough [Cumberland County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Saco
      • 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>
    • North Scarborough [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Scarborough
      • North Scarborough [Cumberland County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Saco
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Scarborough
    • Lone Creek Village [Cumberland County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lone Creek Village
      • Lone Creek Village [Cumberland County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Saco
      • 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.
    • Cape Elizabeth [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cape Elizabeth
      • Cape Elizabeth [Cumberland County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Saco
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,322 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cape Elizabeth
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cape Elizabeth<2>
    • Gorham [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gorham
      • Gorham [Cumberland County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Saco
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,962 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gorham have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gorham
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gorham<2>
    • Westbrook [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westbrook
      • Westbrook [Cumberland County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Saco
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 19,267 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westbrook
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Westbrook<2>
    • Stroudwater [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stroudwater
      • Stroudwater [Cumberland County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Saco
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stroudwater
    • Sagamore Village [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sagamore Village
      • Sagamore Village [Cumberland County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Saco
      • 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
    • South Portland [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Portland
      • South Portland [Cumberland County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Saco
      • 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>
  • Oxford County
    • Durgintown [Oxford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Durgintown
      • Durgintown [Oxford County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Saco
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Durgintown
    • Kezar Falls [Oxford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kezar Falls
      • Kezar Falls [Oxford County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Saco
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kezar Falls
    • Hiram [Oxford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hiram
      • Hiram [Oxford County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Saco
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,659 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hiram
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hiram<2>
    • Porter [Oxford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Porter
      • Porter [Oxford County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Saco
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,525 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Porter
    • Denmark [Oxford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Denmark
      • Denmark [Oxford County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Saco
      • 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>
    • Brownfield [Oxford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brownfield
      • Brownfield [Oxford County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Saco
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,653 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brownfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brownfield<2>
  • Sagadahoc County
    • Sebasco Estates [Sagadahoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sebasco Estates
      • Sebasco Estates [Sagadahoc County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Saco
      • 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 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Saco
      • 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>
    • Topsham [Sagadahoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Topsham
      • Topsham [Sagadahoc County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Saco
      • 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 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Saco
      • 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 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Saco
      • 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 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Saco
      • 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>
  • Belknap County (NH)
    • Alton Bay [Belknap County]
    • Alton [Belknap County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alton
      • Alton [Belknap County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the west of Saco
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,364 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alton<2>
  • Carroll County (NH)
    • Woodman [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodman
      • Woodman [Carroll County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Saco
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodman
    • East Wakefield [Carroll County]
    • Wakefield [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wakefield
      • Wakefield [Carroll County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Saco
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,122 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wakefield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wakefield<2>
    • Brookfield [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brookfield
      • Brookfield [Carroll County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the west of Saco
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 688 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brookfield have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brookfield
    • Effingham [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Effingham
      • Effingham [Carroll County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Saco
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,481 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Effingham
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Effingham<2>
    • Freedom [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Freedom
      • Freedom [Carroll County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Saco
      • 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.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Freedom
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Freedom<2>
    • Ossipee [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ossipee
      • Ossipee [Carroll County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the west of Saco
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,383 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ossipee have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ossipee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ossipee<2>
    • Wolfeboro Falls [Carroll County]
    • Wolfeboro [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wolfeboro
      • Wolfeboro [Carroll County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the west of Saco
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,450 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wolfeboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wolfeboro<2>
  • Rockingham County (NH)
    • New Castle [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Castle
      • New Castle [Rockingham County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Saco
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 972 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Castle have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Castle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Castle<2>
    • Newington [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newington
      • Newington [Rockingham County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Saco
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 830 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newington<2>
    • Portsmouth [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Portsmouth
      • Portsmouth [Rockingham County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Saco
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,557 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Portsmouth
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Portsmouth<2>
    • Greenland [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenland
      • Greenland [Rockingham County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Saco
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,114 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenland have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greenland<2>
    • Newmarket [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newmarket
      • Newmarket [Rockingham County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Saco
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,207 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newmarket
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newmarket<2>
    • Rye [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rye
      • Rye [Rockingham County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Saco
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,478 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rye have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rye
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rye<2>
    • Rye Beach [Rockingham County]
    • Newfields [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newfields
      • Newfields [Rockingham County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Saco
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,733 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newfields have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newfields
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newfields<2>
    • Stratham [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stratham
      • Stratham [Rockingham County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Saco
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,579 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stratham have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stratham
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stratham<2>
  • Strafford County (NH)
    • Rollinsford [Strafford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rollinsford
      • Rollinsford [Strafford County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Saco
      • 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.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rollinsford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rollinsford<2>
    • Somersworth [Strafford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Somersworth
      • Somersworth [Strafford County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Saco
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,286 people
      • Former names for Somersworth:
      • Great Falls
      • Summersworth
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Somersworth
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Somersworth<2>
    • East Rochester [Strafford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Rochester
      • East Rochester [Strafford County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Saco
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Rochester
    • Milton [Strafford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milton
      • Milton [Strafford County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Saco
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,614 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Milton<2>
    • North Rochester [Strafford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Rochester
      • North Rochester [Strafford County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Saco
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Rochester
    • Rochester [Strafford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rochester
      • Rochester [Strafford County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Saco
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 31,719 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rochester
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rochester<2>
    • Dover [Strafford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dover
      • Dover [Strafford County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Saco
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 32,443 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dover
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dover<2>
    • Middleton [Strafford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middleton
      • Middleton [Strafford County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the west of Saco
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,832 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Middleton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middleton
    • Farmington [Strafford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Farmington
      • Farmington [Strafford County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the west of Saco
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,951 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Farmington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Farmington<2>
    • Madbury [Strafford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Madbury
      • Madbury [Strafford County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Saco
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,879 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Madbury have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Madbury
    • Barrington [Strafford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barrington
      • Barrington [Strafford County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Saco
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,231 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barrington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Barrington<2>
    • Durham [Strafford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Durham
      • Durham [Strafford County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Saco
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,441 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>

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Saco ...

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 279 newspapers that have been published in the area around Saco.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Saco. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Saco and those printed in the larger area surrounding Saco.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 14 miles [22.5 km] of Saco.

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 helpful 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 Saco:

  • 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 Saco ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Saco.

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 Saco covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Laurel Hill Cemetery
  • Woodlawn Cemetery
  • Greenwood Cemetery
  • St. Marys Cemetery
  • St. Josephs Cemetery
  • West Scarboro Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the West Scarboro Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the West Scarboro Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Scarboro Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Russell Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Russell Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Russell Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Russell Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Saco.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Russell Cemetery
    • Hope Cemetery
    • Arundel Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Arundel Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Arundel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Arundel Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Saco.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arundel Cemetery
    • Black Point Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Black Point Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Black Point Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Black Point Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Saco.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Black Point Cemetery
    • South Buston Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the South Buston Cemetery
      • South Buston Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Saco.
      • South Buston Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Tory Hill Cemetery
      • Tory Hill Meeting House Yard Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Buston Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #1980911<4>
    • Evergreen Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Evergreen Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Evergreen Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Evergreen Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Saco.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Evergreen Cemetery
    • Home Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Home Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Home Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Home Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Saco.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Home Cemetery
    • Nonesuch Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Nonesuch Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Nonesuch Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Nonesuch Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Saco.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nonesuch Cemetery
    • South Gorham Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the South Gorham Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the South Gorham Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • South Gorham Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Saco.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Gorham Cemetery

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 Saco had a population of 6,075 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2020, Saco had a population of 20,121 people.

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

  • Saco [York County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saco
    • Saco [York County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Saco
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 6,075 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,121 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Saco had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saco
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saco<2>
  • Biddeford [York County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Biddeford
    • Biddeford [York County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Saco
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 14,443 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,500 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Biddeford had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Biddeford
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Biddeford<2>
  • Bay View [York County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bay View
    • Bay View [York County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Saco
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Bay View had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bay View have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bay View
  • Ferry Beach [York County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ferry Beach
    • Ferry Beach [York County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Saco
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Ferry Beach had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ferry Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ferry Beach
  • Old Orchard Beach [York County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Old Orchard Beach
    • Old Orchard Beach [York County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Saco
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,095 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Old Orchard Beach had railroad service and no post office
    • 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>
  • Camp Ellis [York County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camp Ellis
    • Camp Ellis [York County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Saco
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Camp Ellis had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Camp Ellis have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camp Ellis
  • Continue List ...
    • Pine Point [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Point
      • Pine Point [Cumberland County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Saco
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 88 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Pine Point had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Point have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Point
    • West Scarborough [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Scarborough
      • West Scarborough [Cumberland County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Saco
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 225 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, West Scarborough had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Scarborough have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Scarborough
    • Biddeford Pool [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Biddeford Pool
      • Biddeford Pool [York County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Saco
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 106 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Biddeford Pool had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Biddeford Pool
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Biddeford Pool<2>
    • Prouts Neck [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prouts Neck
      • Prouts Neck [Cumberland County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Saco
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Prouts Neck had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prouts Neck
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Prouts Neck<2>
    • Pine Point Beach [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Point Beach
      • Pine Point Beach [Cumberland County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Saco
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Pine Point Beach had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Point Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Point Beach
    • Goodwins Mills [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goodwins Mills
      • Goodwins Mills [York County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Saco
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 100 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Goodwins Mills had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goodwins Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goodwins Mills
    • South Buxton [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Buxton
      • South Buxton [Cumberland County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Saco
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 23 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, South Buxton had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Buxton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Buxton
    • Arundel [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arundel
      • Arundel [York County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Saco
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,457 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Arundel had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arundel have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arundel
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Arundel<2>
    • Cape Porpoise [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cape Porpoise
      • Cape Porpoise [York County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Saco
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 370 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Cape Porpoise had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cape Porpoise

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Saco ...

While our initial data about Saco came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Saco in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Saco.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Saco:
Services available in 1895: had a Railroad Station, Express Office

Rand McNally Map of Maine (1897)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

We have found Saco in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Saco for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Saco. See our Misc Page for Saco for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Maine Community

About York County

About Maine

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Saco: www.sacomaine.org/

The official website for York County: www.co.york.me.us/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Saco) 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 Saco. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from SacoOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Saco. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.5007, Longitude: -70.4430    
<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 Saco, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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