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Maine Resource Guide: Matinicus Isle Plantation, Knox County

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

County

Knox County (the main island set off from Hancock County to Lincoln County in 1843, the others in 1852; all set off to Knox County in 1860)


Organized

1840 for election purposes from Matinicus Island, Matinicus Rock, Wooden Ball Island, and Ragged (Hacketash) Island


Boundary Changes

Ragged Island, Wooden Ball Island, Seal Island, and Matinicus Rock were set off in 1897 and organized as Criehaven Plantation (organization surrendered in 1925)


Prominent Islands

Matinicus Island, No Mans Land (Nomansland), Tenpound Island


Villages, Locations and Settlements

Matinicus


Adjacent Towns and Townships

Criehaven Township


Maps

Historical USGS Maps of Matinicus Isle, Maine


Census Records

1837 Census of Matinicus Rock, Lincoln Co., Maine (now in Knox Co.)


Military Records

World War I Soldiers Index: Matinicus Isle Plantation


General Resources

FamilySearch Catalog: Matinicus Isle, Knox, Maine

Maine Memory Network: Matinicus


Bibliography

Groves, Marlene A., comp., Vital records of Matinicus, Maine (Rockport, Me.: Picton Press, 2005)

Long, Charles A. E., Matinicus Isle: its story and its people (Lewiston, Me: Lewiston Journal Printshop, 1926)

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