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York County (Me.)

LC control no.n 50076414
Descriptive conventionsrda
Geographic headingYork County (Me.)
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Geographic subdivision usageMaine--York County
Variant(s)York Co., Me.
York County (Mass.)
See alsoLincoln County (Me.)
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Other standard no.Q390141
Beginning date1636
Associated countryUnited States
Associated placeMaine
LocatedAlfred (Me.)
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Found inCochrane, J. Report of the trial of Jacob Cochrane ... 1819: t.p. (County of York ... Commonwealth of Massachusetts)
Wikipedia, July 21, 2008 (York County, Maine; in 1664, what had been the Province of Maine was given a grant by Charles II of England to James, Duke of York; the patent to James for this territory was renewed in 1674 and survives in York County; after a series of further permutations, the former province had become, by the 18th century, part of the Province of Massachusetts Bay; region of Maine achieved statehood of its own in 1820)
GeoNames, algorithmically matched, 2009 (adm2; 43°28ʹ00ʺN 070°40ʹ58ʺW)
Attwood, S.B. Length and breadth of Maine, 1944, p. 18 (York [County]; from 1658, when Massachusetts assumed jurisdiction, to 1691, Yorkshire extended to the western limit of North Yarmouth; it included the entire state to June 19, 1760, when Cumberland and Lincoln were set off)
Wikipedia, April 18, 2023: York County, Maine (York County, Maine; southwesternmost county in the U.S. state of Maine; permanently established in 1639; founded 1636; by 1658 the Massachusetts Bay Colony had completely absorbed what is now southwestern Maine into York County, Massachusetts; large size of the county led to its division in 1760, with Cumberland and Lincoln counties carved out of its eastern portions)
Wikipedia, April 18, 2023: Lincoln County (Lincoln County; county located in the U.S. state of Maine; founded in 1760 by the Massachusetts General Court from a portion of York County, Massachusetts)
York County Maine Government website, April 18, 2023: home page (York County Maine; first county in Maine est. 1636; York County has been a government in continuous existence since 1636; Physical Address: 149 Jordan Springs Rd, Alfred, ME 04002; Mailing Address: 45 Kennebunk Rd, Alfred, ME 04002)
Geographic area coden-us-me