Sunday, September 1, 2019

Washington County, Maine, in the 1820 Census

Washington County, Maine Cities and Towns in 1820 Census.

Note: sheets 285-288 are missing; hopefully nothing crucial was on them.

If you don't see a town you expect to see in the list of towns below, check to see if the town was incorporated later than 1820 and was known then by another name; or if the town changed its name after incorporation; or if it's now located in another County.

Note: until the 1850 Census, enumerators listed names of heads of households only.

Click on the town name for more information, including links to the original documents and alphabetical lists of heads of households.
  • Addison - 1820 Census tallies 519 inhabitants with about 86 households.
  • Calais - 1820 Census tallies 418 inhabitants in approximately 64 households
  • Cherryfield - 1820 Census tallies 240 inhabitants in about 40 households.
  • Columbia - 1820 Census tallies 537 inhabitants in about 108 households; indexed incorrectly in places online as Columbia Falls, which was not established until 1863
  • Dennysville (included Pembroke until 1832)  - 1820 Census tallies 557 inhabitants in about 99 households     
  • Eastport - 1820 Census tallies 1937 inhabitants with about 362 households. 
  • Harrington - 1820 Census tallies 723 inhabitants in about 120 households
  • Jonesboro - Jonesborough - 1820 Census tallies 675 inhabitants in about 129 households
  • Lubec - 1820 Census tallies 1430 inhabitants in about 272 households
  • Machias - 1820 Census tallies 2033 inhabitants in about 352 households
  • Perry - 1820 Census tallies 407 inhabitants with about 62 households.
  • Robbinston - 1820 Census tallies 424 inhabitants with about 70 households.
  • Steuben - 1820 Census tallies 780 inhabitants in about 138 households

Washington County, Maine, in 1820; shown in green in the most easterly part of Maine


Washington County, Maine, today

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