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Maine Resource Guide: Hampden, Penobscot County

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County · Incorporated · Previous Designations · Boundary Changes · Villages, Locations and Settlements · Adjacent Towns and Townships · Maps · Cemeteries · Census Records · Miscellaneous Resources · Military Records · General Resources · Bibliography

County

Penobscot County (set off from Lincoln County to Hancock County in 1789, to Penobscot County in 1816)


Incorporated

1794 from Sowadabscook Plantation and part of Frankfort


Previous Designations

Township No. 1, First Range North of Waldo Patent (T1 R1 NWP); Wheelersborough; Sowadabscook (Sowerdaescook)


Boundary Changes

One estate in Frankfort was annexed in 1816

Part of Hermon was annexed in 1831, and parts of Newburgh in 1823 and 1832


Villages, Locations and Settlements

Areys Corners (Arey Corner), East Hampden, Hampden, Hampden Center, Hampden Highlands (formerly Hampden Corner), Nealeys Corner, North Hampden (former post office), South Hampden (former post office at Hampden Corner), West Hampden


Adjacent Towns and Townships

Bangor, Brewer, Hermon, Newburgh, Orrington, Winterport


Maps

Historical USGS Maps of Hampden, Maine


Cemeteries

Some Hampden Gravestone Inscriptions

Lakeview Cemetery

Locust Grove Cemetery

Neally's Corner Cemetery

Old Burying Ground

Riverview Cemetery


Census Records

Hampden, Maine Special Census of 1837


Miscellaneous Resources

Heads of Family on Penobscot River, 1776


Military Records

World War I Soldiers Index: Hampden


General Resources

FamilySearch Catalog: Hampden, Penobscot, Maine

Official Website: Town of Hampden

Maine Memory Network: Hampden

Maine Community Heritage Project: Hampden


Bibliography

Emerson, Paul, Hampden, Me. soldiers and sailors of the Civil War ([Frankfort, Me.? P. Emerson, 1998?])

Mitchell, H. E., The Hampden register 1904 (Kent's Hill, Maine: H. E. Mitchell Publishing Co., 1904)

Sylvester, Arthur Gibbs, and Richard Spinney, Hampden, Maine, Vital Records Prior to 1892 (Rockport, Me.: Picton Press, 2007)

Trickey, Katherine W., et al., ed., Historical sketches of the town of Hampden, Maine (Ellsworth, Me.: The Ellsworth American, 1976)

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