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Maine Resource Guide: Cranberry Isles, Hancock County

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

County

Hancock County (set off from Lincoln County in 1789)


Incorporated

1830 from part of Mount Desert


Boundary Changes

Bear Island was annexed from Mount Desert in 1849


Prominent Islands

Baker Island (Baker's Island), Bear Island, Great Cranberry Island, Little Cranberry Island, Sutton Island (Sutton's Island)


Villages, Locations and Settlements

Cranberry Isles, Islesford, Sutton (former post office)


Adjacent Towns and Townships

Mount Desert, Southwest Harbor


Maps

Historical USGS Maps of Cranberry Isles, Maine

Maps of Mount Desert Island, Scarborough, Old Orchard, Saco and Biddeford, 1885


Military Records

World War I Soldiers Index: Cranberry Isles


General Resources

FamilySearch Catalog: Cranberry Isles, Hancock, Maine

Official Website: Town of Cranberry Isles

MEGenWeb Project: Mount Desert Island History and Genealogy

Mount Desert Island Cultural History Project

Maine Memory Network: Cranberry Isles


Bibliography

______, Inventory of the town and city archives of Maine: no. 5 Hancock County: the towns of Mt. Desert (Mount Desert, Bar Harbor, Cranberry Isles, Seaville, Tremont, Southwest Harbor) (Portland, Me.: Maine Historical Records Survey, 1938)

______, Directory of Bar Harbor, Cranberry Isles, Ellsworth--Mount Desert, Southwest Harbor, Maine (Portland, Me. : Fred L. Tower Co., 1928- )

Barrett, Louis G, Cranberry Isles sketches ([Islesford, Me.] : Islesford Historical Society, [c1997])

Dodge, E. H., Mount Desert Island, and the Cranberry Isles ([S.l.: s.n.], 1871 (Ellsworth, Me.: N.K. Sawyer, Printer))

Dwelley, Hugh L., A history of Little Cranberry Island, Maine (Islesford, Me. : Islesford Historical Society, c2000)

Lawton, Jordan & Maddox, comp., The Island of Mount Desert register with the Cranberry Isles, 1909-10 (Auburn, Me. : Lawton-Jordan Co., [1909])

Long, Alice MacDonald, ed., with Thomas Huston Roderick and Ralph Hamilton Long, Vital records of Mount Desert Island, Maine, and nearby islands, 1776-1820 (Rockport, Me.: Picton Press, 1990)

Vining, Thomas F., comp., Cemeteries of Cranberry Isles and the towns of Mount Desert Island : a record of dates on gravestones in cemeteries of Bar Harbor, Cranberry Isles, Mount Desert, Southwest Harbor, and Tremont (Bar Harbor, Me. : V. F. Thomas Co., c2000)

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