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Incorporated · Boundary Changes · Shire Town · Cities · Towns · Plantations · Townships (Inhabited) · Adjacent Counties · Cemeteries · Census Records · Land Records · Maps · Message Boards and Mailing Lists · Military Records · Newspapers · Probate Records · General Resources · Bibliography

Incorporated

1839 from parts of Penobscot County and Washington County


Boundary Changes

Additional townships were set off from Penobscot County in 1843, and from Piscataquis County and Somerset County in 1844


Shire Town

Houlton, since 1839


Cities

Caribou, Presque Isle


Towns

Allagash, Amity, Ashland, Blaine, Bridgewater, Castle Hill, Caswell, Chapman, Crystal, Dyer Brook, Eagle Lake, Easton, Fort Fairfield, Fort Kent, Frenchville, Grand Isle, Hamlin, Hammond, Haynesville, Hersey, Hodgdon, Houlton, Island Falls, Limestone, Linneus, Littleton, Ludlow, Madawaska, Mapleton, Mars Hill, Masardis, Merrill, Monticello, New Canada, New Limerick, New Sweden, Oakfield, Orient, Perham, Portage Lake, Sherman, Smyrna, St. Agatha, St. Francis, Stockholm, Van Buren, Wade, Wallagrass, Washburn, Westfield, Westmanland, Weston, Woodland


Plantations

Cary Plantation, Cyr Plantation, Garfield Plantation, Glenwood Plantation, Macwahoc Plantation, Nashville Plantation, Moro Plantation, Oxbow Plantation, Reed Plantation, St. John Plantation, Winterville Plantation


Townships (Inhabited)

Bancroft Township, Benedicta Township, Connor Township, E Township, Forkstown Township, Molunkus Township, Silver Ridge Township, T17 R4 WELS, T17 R5 WELS


Adjacent Counties

Carleton County (N.B.), Kamouraska Regional County Municipality (Quebec), L'Islet Regional County Municipality (Quebec), Madawaska County (N.B.), Montmagny Regional County Municipality (Quebec), Penobscot County, Piscataquis County, Somerset County, Témiscouata Regional County Municipality (Quebec), Victoria County (N.B.), Washington County, York County (N.B.)


Cemeteries

A Few Cemeteries in Maine

The Tombstone Transcription Project: Aroostook County, Maine

Interment.net: Cemeteries of Aroostook County, Maine

Find A Grave: Aroostook County

Northern Maine Cemeteries


Census Records

Aroostook County: 1837 Census

1840 Aroostook County Census Index

1850 Aroostook County Census Index


Land Records

Aroostook County Registry of Deeds

Aroostook County Registry of Deeds (North) Records Access Site

Aroostook County Registry of Deeds (South) Records Access Site

Aroostook County Deed Books, 1865-1900


Maps

Map of Aroostook County, Maine (1885)

Stuart's map of the timber lands of Maine. No. 3. (1885)

Stuart's map of the timber lands of Maine. No. 4. (1885)

Stuart's map of the timber lands of Maine. No. 5. (1885)

Map of Aroostook County, Maine (1894)

Stuart's map of the timber lands of Maine. No. 3. (1894)

Stuart's map of the timber lands of Maine. No. 4. (1894)

Stuart's map of the timber lands of Maine. No. 5. (1894)


Message Boards and Mailing Lists

Maine Genealogy Network Forum: Aroostook County

Ancestry.com Message Board: Aroostook County

RootsWeb Mailing List: Aroostook County


Military Records

Northern Aroostook WWII Veterans


Newspapers

Historic American Newspapers Directory: Aroostook County


Probate Records

Aroostook County Registry of Probate

Maine County Probate Records, 1760-1979

Maine Probate Search

Aroostook County Probate Records, 1837-2007


General Resources

FamilySearch Catalog: Aroostook, Maine

Official Website: Aroostook County

Aroostook County Genealogical Society

Aroostook County MEGenWeb Project

MEGenWeb Archives: Aroostook County

Linkpendium: Aroostook County

The Upper St. John River Valley

First Settlers of the Aroostook River Valley


Bibliography

______, Biographical review: containing life sketches of leading citizens of Somerset, Piscataquis, Hancock, Washington, and Aroostook counties, Maine (Boston, Mass.: Biographical Review, 1898)

Pullen, Clarence, In fair Aroostook, where Acadia and Scandinavia's subtle touch turned a wilderness into a land of plenty (Bangor, Me., Bangor & Aroostook railroad company, 1902)

Raymond, W. O., Glimpses of the past: history of the river St. John, A.D. 1604-1784 (St. John, N.B.: unknown, 1905)

Roe, Frederick B., Atlas of Aroostook County, Maine: compiled and drawn from official plans and actual surveys by F.B. Roe and N. Geo. Colby (Philadelphia, Pa.: Roe & Colby, 1877)

Wiggin, Edward, History of Aroostook : Vol. I, comprising facts, names, and dates relating to the early settlement of all the different towns and plantations of the county (Presque Isle, Me.: Star-Herald Press, 1922)

Wilson, Charles Morrow, Aroostook: our last frontier: Maine's picturesque potato empire [Ancestry.com] (Brattleboro, Vt.: S. Daye Press, c1937)

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