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Maine Resource Guide: Deer Isle, Hancock County

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Hancock County (set off from Lincoln County in 1789)


1789 from Deer Island Plantation

Boundary Changes

Land was set off to form Isle au Haut in 1874, and Stonington in 1897

Prominent Islands

Campbell Island, Carney Island, Conary Island, Deer Isle, Freese Island, Little Deer Isle, Sheepshead Island, Stave Island, White Island

Most of the islands to the west of the town are considered unorganized territories by the state, including: Pickering Island, Great Spruce Head Island, Little Spruce Head Island, Butter Island, Eagle Island, Bradbury Island, Hog Island, Pond Island

Villages, Locations and Settlements

Deer Isle, Eggemoggin, Mountainville, Little Deer Isle, North Deer Isle, Reach, South Deer Isle, Sunset, Sunshine, The Haulover

Adjacent Towns and Townships

Brooklin, Brooksville, Islesboro, North Haven, Sedgwick, Stonington, Swans Island


Historical USGS Maps of Deer Isle, Maine

Vital Records

Record of Marriages by Rev. Jonathan Adams in Deer Isle, 1832-1852

Aged Persons of Deer Isle

Deer Isle Residents Lost at Sea, 1818-1881

Miscellaneous Resources

Maine Town Reports: Deer Isle

Military Records

World War I Soldiers Index: Deer Isle

General Resources

FamilySearch Catalog: Deer Isle, Hancock, Maine

MEGenWeb Project: Deer Isle

Maine Memory Network: Deer Isle


______, Record of births & deaths town of Deer Isle : incorporated January 30th 1789, begun by Nathan Haskell 1789 (manuscript)

______, List of persons living in the town of Deer Isle, Hancock County, Maine, liable to enrollment in the militia of Maine : taken every two years, 1881-1895 (1948)

______, Deer Isle remembered 1789-1989 (Stonington, Me. : Penobscot Bay Press, c1989)

Chatto, Clarence I., and C. E. Turner, comps., Register of the towns of Sedgwick, Brooklin, Deer Isle, Stonington, and Isle au Haut : 1910 (Auburn, Me. : Lawton Register Co., 1910)

Gross, Clayton H., Island chronicles : accounts of days past in Deer Isle and Stonington (Stonington, Me. : Penobscot Bay Press, 1977)

Hosmer, George, An historical sketch of the town of Deer Isle, Maine, with notices of its settlers and early inhabitants (Boston, Mass.: Stanley and Usher, 1886)

Hutchinson, Vernal, A Yankee town in the Civil War: being a pioneer chronicle of the vanished town of old Deer Isle, in Maine, during the crucial years, 1861- 1865, as found in town, state, and national records, and as retained in the memories of its last survivors of that generation (Deer Isle, Me. [c1957])

Hutchinson, Vernal, A Maine town in the Civil War (Freeport, Me. : Bond Wheelwright Co., c1967)

Hutchinson, Vernal, When revolution came; the story of Old Deer Isle in the province of Maine during the war for American independence (Ellsworth, Me., Ellsworth American [c1972])

Noyes, Benjamin Lake, comp., A true copy of the most ancient vital records of Deer Isle : (births, marriages, marriage publishments, deaths, abt. 1757-1833), volume 1, giving them as far as they can be deciphered from the mutilated books at the present time, and including also for that time the present towns of Stonington & Isle au Haut (manuscript, 1901)

Noyes, Benjamin Lake, Ancestral history of the pioneers of Deer Isle and their descendants ([Stonington, Me. : B. L. Noyes, 1899])

Noyes, Benjamin Lake, comp., Vital records of Deer Isle, Maine, prior to 1867 (Rockport, Me.: Picton Press, 1997)

Spofford-Watts, Edith, Deer Isle, Maine : from pre-history to the present ([Camden, Me.] : Penobscot Press, 1998, c1997)

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