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Welcome to Saco, Maine

City of Saco Homepage A good link to many resources in Saco

Saco City Clerk
300 Main Street, Saco, ME  04072 
Telephone (207) 284-4831

Biddeford-Saco Chamber of Commerce
110 Main Street, Suite 1202, Saco, ME  04072
Telephone (207) 282-1567,  Fax (207) 282-3149

Dyer Library
371 Main Street, Saco, ME 04072 
Telephone: (207) 283-3861 or (207) 282-3031 
Note: Hours for the main library are different than the hours for the genealogical collection.  Call ahead if you plan on visiting.

Saco Museum
375 Main Street, Saco, ME 04072 
Telephone: (207) 283-0684 or (207) 283-0958 

McArthur Library
270 Main Street, Biddeford, ME  04005 
Telephone: (207) 284-4181 

Saco Area Historical Society
(c/o Dyer Library) -

371 Main Street, Saco, ME  04072 
Telephone: (207) 283-3861 or
(207) 282-3031 


About USGenWeb

"History of Saco and Biddeford" by George Folsom, 1830.

"First Book of Records of the First Church in Pepperrellborough,
  Now Saco Maine" (For the years 1762-1798) published by  the York Institute, 1914.**

"First Book of Records of the Town of Pepperrellborough, Now the City of Saco" (Marriage intentions and returns for 1796-1832 births and families from roughly the same period, and deaths from 1792-1840)**

"Vital Records of Biddeford, Maine Prior to 1856" Edited by John D. Beatty, 1998. (Records for Saco area families before 1762 and also for families that attended church in Biddeford).

"Saco Valley Settlements", by Gideon T. Ridlon, 1895.

"The Cities on the Saco" by Jacques Downs, 1985

"Sands, Spindles, and Steeples, A History of Saco, Maine" by Roy P. Fairfield, 1956.
 

**Note: Picton Press recently reprinted these two books in one volume.

Laurel Hill -  Opened in 1844.  Located at 293 Beach Street. 

Rendevouz Point
Rendevouz Point is said to be the oldest cemetery in Saco. Located at an undisclosed site off the Ferry Road.

Pepperrell Park -
Land bequeathed to the City of Saco by Sir William Pepperrell in 1798.  Used at the turn of the 19th century, 138 graves originally.  23 were moved to Laurel Hill.  There are just a handful of stones left.  Located on School Street.  A single new monument lists the names of those who are buried there.

My own list of favorite links includes genealogy resources that might be of interest to Saco researchers.

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This page was last updated on Monday, 13-Dec-2001

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