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Maine Resource Guide: Penobscot, Hancock County

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

County

Hancock County (set off from Lincoln County in 1789)


Incorporated

1787 from Majorbigwaduce Plantation


Previous Designations

Township No. 3 East of Penobscot River, Livermore Survey (T3 EPR LS); Township No. 3 West of Union River; Majorbigwaduce (Magorbigwaduce, Magabagwaduce, Maja Bagadoose, etc.)


Boundary Changes

Land was set off to form Castine in 1796, and Brooksville in 1817

Land was set off to Castine in 1817, 1839, and 1927, and to Surry in 1843

Parts of Surry and Blue Hill were annexed in 1845, and part of Sedgwick in 1857


Villages, Locations and Settlements

Marks Corner, North Penobscot, Penobscot, Penobscot Center (former post office), South Penobscot, West Penobscot


Adjacent Towns and Townships

Blue Hill, Brooksville, Castine, Orland, Sedgwick, Stockton Springs, Surry, Verona


Maps

Historical USGS Maps of Penobscot, Maine

Map of Castine, Penobscot, and Brooksville, c. 1896


Cemeteries

Penobscot Tombstone Project


Vital Records

Penobscot, Maine Vital Records


Miscellaneous Resources

Magorbigwaduce Petitioners, 1763

Petition for the Incorporation of Penobscot, 1785

Some Residents of Castine and Penobscot, 1785-1790


Military Records

World War I Soldiers Index: Penobscot


General Resources

FamilySearch Catalog: Penobscot, Hancock, Maine

Official Website: Town of Penobscot

Penobscot Historical Society

MEGenWeb Project: Penobscot

Maine Memory Network: Penobscot


Bibliography

______, Vital statistics, copied from town records, Penobscot, Maine, 1787, date of incorporation, to 1875 (North Brooksville, Me.: Brooksville Historical Society, 1940)

Doudiet, Ellenore, Majabigwaduce : Castine, Penobscot, Brooksville (Castine, Me. : Castine Scientific Society, 1978)

Hoffmann, Donna, comp., Penobscot vital records 1700-1890 (Brewer, Me.: Cay-Bel Publishing Co., 1984)

Mitchell, Frederick B., Penobscot Bicentennial, 1787-1987 ([Penobscot, Me. : Penobscot Historical Society?, 1987])

Mitchell, H. E., The town register, Islesboro, Castine, Penobscot, Brooksville, 1906 [Ancestry.com] (Brunswick, Me.: H.E. Mitchell Co., 1906)

Montgomery, Job Herrick, Address of J.H. Montgomery, Esq. : at the centennial celebration of the town of Penobscot, September 14, 1887 (Camden [Me.] : Herald Print, 1887)

Wheeler, George Augustus, History of Castine, Penobscot, and Brooksville, Maine; including the ancient settlement of Pentagöet (Bangor, Me.: Burr & Robinson, 1875)

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