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Maine Resource Guide: Camden, Knox County

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County · Incorporated · Previous Designations · Boundary Changes · Villages, Locations and Settlements · Adjacent Towns and Townships · Maps · General Resources · Bibliography

County

Knox County (set off from Lincoln to Hancock County in 1789; returned to Lincoln County in 1791; set off to Waldo County in 1827, to Knox County in 1860)


Incorporated

1791 from Camden Plantation


Previous Designations

Part of the Waldo Patent (Muscongus Patent); Megunticook Plantation; Cambden


Boundary Changes

Annexed land from Warren in 1836

Land was set off to form a new town of Camden in 1891, the residue taking the name Rockport

Part was set off to Rockport in 1893


Villages, Locations and Settlements

Camden, Dillingham Point, Lake City, Melvin Heights, Millville, Shermans Point


Adjacent Towns and Townships

Hope, Lincolnville, Rockport


Maps

Historical USGS Maps of Camden, Maine

Sanborn Fire Insurance Map of Camden, 1884

Sanborn Fire Insurance Map of Rockport Village, 1884

Camden, Knox Co. (1885)

Camden, Knox Co. (1894)


General Resources

FamilySearch Catalog: Camden, Knox, Maine

Official Website: Town of Camden

MEGenWeb Project: Camden

Maine Memory Network: Camden


Bibliography

______, The Belfast & Camden Directory, 1890 (Plymouth: Avery & Doten, printers, 1890)

______, The Camden Directory, 1894-5 (Shirley Village, Mass.: A. B. Sparrow, 1894)

______, Resident and Business Directory of Camden and Rockport, Maine , 1902-3 (No. Cambridge, Mass.: Edward A. Jones, 1902)

Bacon, George Fox, Rockland, Belfast and vicinity: its representative business men and its points of interest, embracing Rockland, Belfast, Camden, Rockport, Bucksport, Ellsworth, Thomaston, Waldoboro, Warren, Damariscotta, Wiscasset, Newcastle (Newark, N. J., Glenwood Publishing Company, 1892)

Groves, Marlene A., comp., Vital records of Camden/Rockport, Maine (Rockland, Me.: Picton Press, 2006)

Locke, John L., Sketches of the history of the town of Camden, Maine; including incidental references to the neighboring places and adjacent waters (Hallowell, Me.: Masters, Smith & company, 1859)

Prescott, John R., Glimpses of Camden on the coast of Maine (Newtonville, Mass. : J. R. Prescott, 1916)

Robinson, Reuel, History of Camden and Rockport, Maine (Camden, Me.: Camden Pub. Co., 1907)

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