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Maine Resource Guide: Alton, Penobscot County

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Penobscot County (set off from Lincoln County to Hancock County in 1789, to Penobscot County in 1816)


1844 from part of Argyle Plantation (now Argyle Township)

Boundary Changes

Land was set off to Old Town in 1863 and 1871

Villages, Locations and Settlements

Alton, Gerry

Adjacent Towns and Townships

Argyle Township, Bradford, Hudson, Lagrange, Old Town


Historical USGS Maps of Alton, Maine

General Resources

FamilySearch Catalog: Alton, Penobscot, Maine

Official Website: Town of Alton (Facebook)


Sawtell, William R., Alton, then and now ([Alton, Me.: United Methodist Women of the Alton United Methodist Church, 1988] Milo, Me.: The Paper Pusher)

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