Welcome to the
South Bristol Historical Society
June 10, Saturday 10am - 12 noon—Cemetery walk at Rutherford Island Cemetery. Located on Route 129, before the Union Church, on the left going up the hill. Parking on the roadside or at the church.
July 12, Wednesday 6:30pm —Historical Society Annual General Meeting, followed by a discussion about the fishing industry and Q&A with lobsterman Tim Alley and others. At Union Church Parish Hall.
August 16, Wednesday 3:00pm — Meetinghouses of Maine, a presentation by State Historian Earle Shettleworth, Jr. At the South Bristol Union Church, in the upstairs sanctuary.
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)