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Town Office Meeting Room
Selectmens Meeting
Boothbay Harbor town office
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09/23/2019 Selectmen's Agenda 9-23-19
09/22/2019 Changing Aging
09/09/2019 Board of Selectmen Agenda 9-9-19
08/30/2019 Town Manager job opening
08/26/2019 Board of Selectmen Agenda 8-26-19
08/26/2019 Board of Seletmen Meeting
08/26/2019 Selectmen Minutes 8/26/19
08/23/2019 Town Manager Search Staff & Public Comments
08/21/2019 Public Meeting 8-21-19
08/14/2019 Planning Board Agenda 8-14-19

Town of Boothbay Harbor

The earliest attempts at settling the Boothbay Harbor region were made by fishermen, but these settlements were ravaged by King Phillip’s war in 1675 and Indian forays in 1690. The area remained uninhabited until 1729. At that time, the entire Boothbay Harbor region became the settlement of Townsend, which included present day Boothbay Harbor, Boothbay and Southport. In 1746, the settlement petitioned the general Court of Massachusetts for incorporation. Governor Bernard signed the act of incorporation, naming the area Boothbay. The first town meeting was 1765, and the first school established in 1767. The Town of Southport split from Boothbay in 1842, followed by Boothbay Harbor in 1889. On February 16, 1889 the Town of Boothbay Harbor was formed by act of the State Legislature.