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Maine Resource Guide: Orrington, Penobscot County

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County · Incorporated · Previous Designations · Boundary Changes · Villages, Locations and Settlements · Adjacent Towns and Townships · Maps · Vital 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

1788 from New Worcester Plantation


Previous Designations

Township No. 9, East Side of the Penobscot River (T9 EPR); Plantation No. 9; New Worcester; China


Boundary Changes

Land was set off to form Brewer in 1812, and addtional land was set off to that town in 1841

Part of Buckstown (now Bucksport) was annexed in 1816, and additional land from that town was annexed in 1850


Villages, Locations and Settlements

East Orrington, Goodale Corner (Goodales Corner), North Orrington, Orrington, Orrington Center, Orrington Corner, South Orrington


Adjacent Towns and Townships

Brewer, Bucksport, Hampden, Holden, Winterport


Maps

Historical USGS Maps of Orington, Maine

Historical USGS Maps of Orrington, Maine


Vital Records

Marriages Intentions in New Worcester Plantation, 1785-1788

Orrington Publishments, 1787-1812

Orrington Marriages, 1771-1808


Miscellaneous Resources

Heads of Family on Penobscot River, 1776

Maine State Documents: Orrington Books — Miscellaneous digitized town records and reports


Military Records

World War I Soldiers Index: Orrington


General Resources

FamilySearch Catalog: Orrington, Penobscot, Maine

Official Website: Town of Orrington


Bibliography

See also Maine State Documents: Orrington Books

Cox, H. Russell, and David Livingstone Swett, History of Orrington, Maine (Brewer, Me.: Cay-Bel Publishing Co., c1988)

Mitchell, Harry Edward, et al., comp., The town register: Bucksport, Orland, Orrington, Verona (Brunswick, Me.: H. E. Mitchell Co., 1907)

Swett, David Livingstone, comp., Records of Orrington: Volume 1. Vital records of Orrington, Penobscot County, Maine prior to 1892 (Rockport, Me.: Picton Press, 1995)

Swett, David Livingstone, comp., Records of Orrington: Volume 2. Census and cemetery records of Orrington, Penobscot County, Maine, 1790-1900 (Rockport, Me.: Picton Press, c1996)

Swett, David Livingstone, comp., Records of Orrington: Volume 3. Miscellaneous voting, school, and other records of Orrington, Penobscot County, Maine, 1788-1889 (Rockport, Me.: Picton Press, c1997)

Swett, David Livingstone, comp., Records of Orrington: Volume 4. School records and agricultural censuses and bounties of Orrington, Penobscot County, Maine, 1838-1893 (Rockport, Me.: Picton Press, c1997 )

Swett, David Livingstone, comp., Records of Orrington: Volume 5. Records of Orrington, Penobscot County, Maine: tax records, 1776-1833: including some incidental tax records for the period 1842 through 1851 (Rockport, Me.: Picton Press, c1998)

Swett, David Livingstone, comp., Records of Orrington: Volume 6. Miscellaneous records of Orrington, Penobscot County, Maine, 1798-1929 (Rockport, Me.: Picton Press, c1998)

Swett, David Livingstone, comp., Records of Orrington:Volume 7. Miscellaneous records of Orrington, Penobscot County, Maine from the Wiswell journals and account books, 1787-1866 (Rockport, Me.: Picton Press, )

Swett, David Livingstone, comp., Records of Orrington: Volume 8. Records of Orrington, Penobscot County, Maine: tax records, 1834-1843 (Rockport, Me.: Picton Press, c2000)

Swett, David Livingstone, comp., Records of Orrington: Volume 9. Tax Records 1843-1850: School records 1845-1847, 1850, 1851 (Rockport, Me.: Picton Press, c2001)

Swett, David Livingstone, comp., Records of Orrington: Volume 10. Tax assessment records 1843-1849: school assessment records 1843-1847: Justice of the Peace records 1787-1789: and other miscellaneous records (Rockport, Me.: Picton Press, c2003)

Swett, David Livingstone, comp., Records of Orrington: Volume 11. Tax records 1850-1855 (Rockport, Me.: Picton Press, c2004)

Swett, David Livingstone, comp., Records of Orrington: Volume 12. Tax records 1855-1861 (Rockport, Me.: Picton Press, c2004)

Thayer, Mildred N., and Mrs. Edward W. Ames,Brewer, Orrington, Holden, Eddington: history and families (Brewer, Me.: L. H. Thompson, inc., c1962)

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