Welcome to the

South Bristol Historical Society

Upcoming SBHS Events

22

JUL
South Bristol 
iin 1820 
(Cancelled)

7:00 PM

10

AUG
Celebrating 
Maine's Bicentennial
10 - 16 August 
(Cancelled)

Townwide

13

AUG

SBHS

The Town of South Bristol, Maine

"The old and historic town of Bristol named for Bristol, England, is one of the oldest towns in Maine, being the 20th of near 700 towns and plantations in the state. It was incorporated in 1765, fifty five years before the separation of Maine from Massachusetts and is older than the national government."

"South Bristol was made a separate town by act of Legislature in 1915 and separated from the town of Bristol. The new town is bounded as follows, beginning at north side of Prentiss Island on Damariscotta River, running east with north side of Prentiss line to an ash tree in the fork of the road. Theron south to the east branch of Foster's Cove so-called at the head of John's Bay, thereon southerly and westerly following the shores of John's Bay, Rutherford's Island, Atlantic Ocean, and Damariscotta River to the point of beginning, including all adjacent islands formerly belonging to Bristol."

(From "A Short History of South Bristol, Maine," by Nelson W Gamage, circa 1920)

SB
HS

Become a Member

Become a member today—it’s only through our partnership with history enthusiasts like you that we’re able to continue “Making History Matter.”
Be Informed

See more

See more...

See more...

I'm a paragraph. Click here to add your own text and edit me. It's easy.

South Bristol Historical Society

207-644-8443

sbhistorical@gmail.com

P.O. Box 229

2124 State Route 129,

South Bristol, ME 04568

  • Grey Facebook Icon
  • Grey YouTube Icon

Write Us

2016 South Bristol Historical Society, South Bristol, Maine