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Maine Resource Guide: Rockland, Knox County

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Knox County (set off from Lincoln County in 1860)


1848 as East Thomaston from part of Thomaston; name changed in 1850 to Rockland

Incorporated as a City


Boundary Changes

Land was set off to Thomaston in 1852

Villages, Locations and Settlements

Blackinton Corners, Rockland (formerly Shore Village, East Thomaston)

Adjacent Towns and Townships

Rockport, Owls Head, Thomaston, Warren


Historical USGS Maps of Rockland, Maine

City of Rockland, Knox County (1885)

City of Rockland, Knox County (1894)


The Free Press

Miscellaneous Resources

Maine Town Reports: Rockland

Military Records

World War I Soldiers Index: Rockland

General Resources

FamilySearch Catalog: Rockland, Knox, Maine

Official Website: City of Rockland

MEGenWeb Project: Rockland

Maine Memory Network: Rockland


______, The charter and ordinances of the city of Rockland, together with the boundaries of the several wards, regulations respecting gunpowder, list of town officers from 1848 to 1854, a catalogue of the city government from 1854 to 1896 ... (Rockland, Me.: Courier-Gazette Press, 1896)

Bacon, George Fox, Rockland, Belfast and vicinity: its representative business men and its points of interest, embracing Rockland, Belfast, Camden, Rockport, Bucksport, Ellsworth, Thomaston, Waldoboro, Warren, Damariscotta, Wiscasset, Newcastle (Newark, N. J., Glenwood Publishing Company, 1892)

Candage, Charles Samuel, and Ruth Louise Pitman Candage, comp., Vital records published in Rockland, Maine prior to 1892 (Rockport, Me.: Picton Press, 1989)

Eaton, Cyrus, History of Thomaston, Rockland, and South Thomaston, Maine: from their first exploration, A.D. 1605: with family genealogies, Vol. 1 (Vol. 2) (Hallowell, Me.: Masters, Smith & Co., printers, 1865)

Groves, Marlene A., comp., Vital records of Rockland, Maine (Rockport, Me.: Picton Press, c2001)

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