Lovell, Oxford County, Maine
Granted Feb. 5, 1774 to Captain Lovewell's company and their heirs, in lieu of a previous grant made, Aug. 6, 1728, which was found to lie in New Hampshire. The proprietors were allowed, Nov. 24, 1788, a longer time to settle families. An account of the previous grant may be found in N. F. Carter, History of Pembroke, N.H.: 1730-1895. (Concord, N.H.: Printed by the Republican Press Association, 1895).
Surveyed by Joseph Frye, Jr., in 1774 [Land Office Plans, 25:20]. Resurveyed by Nathaniel Merrill, Dec. 1795 [Land Office Plans, 21:17 (see also the plan which accompanied the petition for incorporation, based on Merrill's survey [25:22], and the plan showing the division of the town in 1813, taken by Samuel Nevers from the earlier survey [25:23])].
First known as New Suncook.
Settled about 1781 (perhaps as early as 1777) by Captain Abraham Andrews, John Stearns, Benjamin Stearns.
First organized as New Suncook Plantation.
Incorporated Nov. 15, 1800, by petition of William Fessenden, in lieu of a petition signed by the inhabitants of New Suncook which Fessenden neglected to bring to court.
Land set off to form Sweden, Feb. 26, 1813.
Villages and locations: Lovell, Center Lovell, North Lovell, Number Four Corner.
Neighboring towns and townships: Stoneham, Waterford, Sweden, Fryeburg, Stow.
Gilman, Wayne Clark, Historical Family and Cemetery Records of the "Pigwacket" area: New Suncook (Lovell and Sweden), Maine. (Bowie, Md.: Heritage Books, Inc., c1998).
Mitchell, Harry Edward, The Town Register: Fryeburg, Lovell, Sweden, Stow and Chatham (Brunswick, Me.: H.E. Mitchell Co., 1907).
Moore, Pauline Winchell, Blueberries and pusley weed. The story of Lovell, Maine. (Kennebunk, Me.: Starr Press, 1970).
Williams, Robert Chadwell, Lovewell's Town: Lovell, Maine: From Howling Wilderness to Vacationland in Trust (Topsham, Me.: Just Write Books, 2007)
Vital records, 1802-1891 (FHL US/CAN Film 11541): "Contains family records listing births and deaths, list of men from Lovell who died from wounds in service 1862-1865, depositions correcting birth records, delayed births, marriage records 1802-1891, intentions of marriage 1803-1891."
History of the Andrews Family — Includes an account of Lovell's settlement.
History of Lovell — From Varney's Gazetteer of the State of Maine.