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Maine Resource Guide: Blue Hill, Hancock County

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County · Incorporated · Previous Designations · Boundary Changes · Prominent Islands · Villages, Locations and Settlements · Adjacent Towns and Townships · Maps · Newspapers · Military Records · General Resources · Bibliography

County

Hancock County (set off from Lincoln County in 1789)


Incorporated

1789 from Blue Hill Bay Plantation


Previous Designations

Kolledgewidgwock; Blue Hill Bay; Newport Plantation; Township No. 5 East of Penobscot River, Livermore Survey (T5 EPR LS); Bluehill


Boundary Changes

Part of Sedgwick was annexed in 1831

Land was set off to Penobscot in 1845


Prominent Islands

Long Island


Villages, Locations and Settlements

Blue Hill, Blue Hill Falls, East Blue Hill, Granite (on Long Island), North Blue Hill, South Blue Hill


Adjacent Towns and Townships

Brooklin, Mount Desert, Penobscot, Sedgwick, Surry, Tremont


Maps

Historical USGS Maps of Blue Hill, Maine

Bird's-Eye View of Blue Hill, 1896


Newspapers

The Weekly Packet


Military Records

World War I Soldiers Index: Bluehill


General Resources

FamilySearch Catalog: Blue Hill, Hancock, Maine

Official Website: Town of Blue Hill

Maine Memory Network: Blue Hill

Maine Community Heritage Project: Blue Hill


Bibliography

Bass, Elvira, comp., Marriage records for Blue Hill, Maine from 1790 to 1829 with indexes (Blue Hill, Me : Blue Hill Historical Society, 2000)

Candage, Rufus George Frederick, Settlement and progress of the town of Bluehill, Maine. An historical address, by R. G. F. Candage ... at Bluehill Falls, September 7th, 1886 (Bluehill, Me.: The Ladies social library, 1886)

Candage, Rufus George Frederick, Historical sketches of Bluehill, Maine (Ellsworth, Me.: Hancock County Pub. Co., printers, 1905)

Clough, Annie L., Head of the bay ; sketches and pictures of Blue Hill, Maine, 1762-1952 ([Blue Hill, Me. : Published for the Congregational Church of Blue Hill [by] the Shoreacre Press, 1953])

Dodge, Reuben George Washington, Families of early settlers in Blue Hill, Maine (Bangor, Me.: Bangor Historical Magazine, 1890)

Herrick, Rebecca Bowden, A century of shipbuilding in Blue Hill, Maine, 1792-1892 (typescript, 1964)

Nehemiah Hinckley, Geneology [sic] of the family of Ebenezer Hinckley, who settled in Bluehill, Maine, in 1766 (Ellsworth, Me.: Sawyer & Burr, printers, 1863)

Hinckley, William, Bits of local history (Blue Hill, Me. : Penobscot Bay Press, Inc. ; 1989)

Horton, R. T., comp., The Burying places of Bluehill, Maine : a gravestone registry from the 1700's to 1896 (Augusta, Me. : Steele Publishing Co., c1990)

Limeburner, Grace M. Grindle, comp., "Brooksville, Brooklin, Sedgwick, Bluehill and Surry, Maine : notes" (typescript, 1941)

Sweetall, Robert, Blue Hill, Maine : a bibliography (Blue Hill, Me.: Blue Hill Historical Society, c1989)

Wood, Esther, Deep roots : a Maine legacy (Camden, Me. : Yankee Books, 1990)

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