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Item 10041

William King receipt for Jefferson book, Bath, 1830

Contributed by: Patten Free Library

Date: 1829

Location: Bath; Washington; Charlottesville

Media: Ink on Paper

Item 29047

Richard King House, Dunstan Landing, Scarborough, ca. 1930

Contributed by: Scarborough Historical Society & Museum

Date: circa 1930

Location: Scarborough

Media: Photographic print

Item 10501

William King's Stonehouse Farm, Bath, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Patten Free Library

Date: circa 1812

Location: Bath

Media: Color lithograph on cardstock

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King Tavern and Customs House, Bath, ca. 1910

William King

Maine's first governor, William King, was arguably the most influential figure in Maine's achieving statehood in 1820. Although he served just one year as the Governor of Maine, he was instrumental in establishing the new state's constitution and setting up its governmental infrastructure.

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Rufus King of Scarborough, ca. 1820

Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - People Who Called Scarborough Home - Page 2 of 4

When he was thirteen, William was sent to Phillips Academy in Andover for a term, but other than that experience he had little formal schooling.

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Lewis Litchfield, Scarborough, ca. 1958

Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - People Who Called Scarborough Home - Page 1 of 4

… Historical Society & Museum Richard King Richard King, born in 1718 in Boston, settled in the Dunstan Landing area of Scarborough in 1746 after…

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Garrison Cove Marker on Black Point Road in Scarborough

Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Historical Overview - Page 2 of 4

Hearing of King's command, many from Maine volunteered for service under him. Defense of local coastlines and communities was left to town militias.