Fayette, Kennebec County, Maine Genealogy

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Brief History[edit | edit source]

Fayette was first settled as Starling Plantation in 1781 and became incorporated as the town of Fayette on February 28, 1795. It is in northwestern Kennebec County approximately 19 miles NW of the state capital of Augusta and 10 miles E of Livermore Falls.

Additional data on Fayette, Maine can be found in WikiPedia: the Free Encyclopedia.

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries of Fayette:

  • Fellows Cemetery
  • North Fayette Cemetery
  • Old North Fayette Cemetery
  • Fayette Corner Cemetery
  • Kent Cemetery
  • Fayette Mills Cemetery
  • Berry Family Cemetery
  • Old Fayette Mills Cemetery

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Historically, the largest religious groups in Maine were the Congregational, Baptist, Roman Catholic, and Methodist churches. For general information about Maine denominations, view the Maine Church Records wiki page.

To see the churches in Fayette, visit FamilySearch Places.

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. The following are church records available online for the town of Fayette:

City Directories[edit | edit source]

Land Records[edit | edit source]

The following are online land records for the town of Fayette:

Libraries and Historical Societies[edit | edit source]

Maps[edit | edit source]

The following are online maps of the town of Fayette:

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

In Maine, most probate records are kept at the town level. The following are online probate records for the town of Fayette:

Town Histories[edit | edit source]

Town Records[edit | edit source]

In Maine, most records are kept at the town level and generally began being kept at the founding of the town. These records may include the following:

  • Births
  • Marriages
  • Deaths
  • Burials
  • Cemetery records
  • Appointments
  • Earmarks
  • Estrays (stray animals)
  • Freemens' oaths (men eligible to vote)
  • Land records
  • Mortgages
  • Name changes
  • Care of the poor
  • School records
  • Surveys
  • Tax lists
  • Town meeting minutes
  • Voter registrations
  • Warning outs (of town)

The following are Fayette town records available online:

Town Clerk[edit | edit source]

The town clerk is responsible for these records, and so most originals can be found at the town clerk's office.

Town of Fayette Town Clerk
2589 Main Street
Fayette, ME 04349
Phone: (207) 685-4373
email:claherrin@fayettemaine.org
Fayette Website

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Births[edit | edit source]

Marriages[edit | edit source]

Deaths[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

Adjacent towns: Kennebec Co.: Benton | China | Unity | Winslow | Waldo Co.: Freedom | Palermo | Unity