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Maine Resource Guide: Lowell, Penobscot County

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


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


1837 as the town of Huntressville; name changed in 1838 to Lowell

Previous Designations

Township No. 1, First Range North of Bingham's Penobscot Purchase (T1 R1 NBPP)

Boundary Changes

A two-mile-wide strip to the south called Page's Mills Plantation (organized for election purposes in 1840) was annexed in 1841

The Cold Stream Settlement in Passadumkeag (the easterly part of the first division of T1 OIP EPR) was annexed in 1842

Land was set off to Burlington in 1847

Villages, Locations and Settlements

East Lowell, Lowell

Adjacent Towns and Townships

Burlington, Enfield, Lincoln, Passadumkeag, Summit Township


Historical USGS Maps of Lowell, Maine

Stuart's map of the timber lands of Maine. No. 3. (1885)

Stuart's map of the timber lands of Maine. No. 3. (1894)

Vital Records

Lowell, Maine Penobscot County Births before 1892

Lowell, Maine Penobscot County Marriages before 1892

Military Records

World War I Soldiers Index: Lowell

General Resources

FamilySearch Catalog: Lowell, Penobscot, Maine


Porter, Wayne S., and Georgia Turner Stacy, A history of Lowell, Penobscot County, Maine (Brewer, Me.: L. H. Thompson, 1993)

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