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Project Resources

From the Sagadahoc History & Genealogy Room at the Patten Free Library

Books & Manuscripts

Baker, William Avery, 1973, “A Maritime History of Bath, Maine and the Kennebec River Region.”

Bath Historical Society, 1997, “The Sesquicentennial of Bath, Maine 1847-1997.”

Bath City Directories, 1867 – Present.

Haynes, R. A. S., 2009, “Historical and Geographical Setting,” Chapter 3, Comprehensive Plan for the City of Bath.

Holt, Alfred T., 2000, “Bath Families of the 19th Century.”

Longley, Diane G. and Whitney, Arlene L., 1996, “The People’s History of Bath, 1936-1990.”

Marentette, David B., 1983, “An Historical Geography of Bath, Maine: 1600-1920.” Dissertation, submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for a doctoral degree at the University of Oregon.

Martin, Kenneth R. and Snow, Ralph Linwood, 1988, “Maine Odyssey: Good Times and Hard Times in Bath, 1936-1986.”

Owen, Henry Wilson, 1936, “The Edward Clarence Plummer History of Bath, Maine.”

Pert, P. L., Jr., 1995, “A Summary History of Bath, Maine 1850 to 1990.” Bath, Maine: Core Committee of the Comprehensive Plan for Bath, 1995.

Reed, Parker McCobb, 1894, “History of Bath and Environs, 1607-1894.”


Map of Part of the Town of Bath, A. Hammett, circa 1830.

City of Bath, Lincoln County, Maine. A. G. Gillet, Publisher, 1851.

Sagadahoc County, Maine. J. Chace, Publisher, 1858.

City of Bath, Sagadahoc County, Maine. Roe & Colby, 1873.

Birdseye View of the City of Bath, Sagadahoc County. Shober & Carqueville Litho. Co., 1878.

City of Bath, Sanborn Insurance Maps, 1890, 1891, 1896, 1903, 1909, 1919, 1945.

Property Maps, City of Bath, 1999.

Bath 7.5 minute U.S.G.S.Quadrangle, 2000.


Newspapers: Bath Daily Tribune 1855-1858; Bath Independent 1879-1961; Bath Daily Times 1862-1967; Eastern Times 1850-1856; Times-Record 1967-present.

Federal Census Records: 1790-1930.

City of Bath Real Estate Assessment Records: 1830-1930.

Other Resources Used

Photographic Collections: Patten Free Library (PFL) and Bath Historical Society (BHS)

PFL and BHS archived documents, ledgers, letters, objects.

Sagadahoc Preservation Inc. House Survey

Vertical Files (Subject and Biography): Clippings, research notes, copied articles.