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Maine Resource Guide: Trenton, Hancock County

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


Hancock County (set off from Lincoln County in 1789)


1789 from Plantation No. 1 East of Union River

Previous Designations

Township No. 1 East of Union River, Livermore Survey (T1 EUR LS)

Boundary Changes

Land was set off to Ellsworth in 1809

Land was set off to form Hancock in 1828, and Lamoine in 1870

Part of Eden (now Bar Harbor) annexed in 1849

Prominent Islands

Alley Island

Villages, Locations and Settlements

Bayside, Goose Cove (former post office), Trenton, West Trenton

Adjacent Towns and Townships

Bar Harbor, Ellsworth, Lamoine, Surry


Historical USGS Maps of Trenton, Maine

Vital Records

Trenton Marriages, 1793-1825

Trenton Marriage Intentions, 1790-1821

Military Records

World War I Soldiers Index: Trenton

General Resources

FamilySearch Catalog: Trenton, Hancock, Maine

Official Website: Town of Trenton

Maine Memory Network: Trenton


______, Manning's Bar Harbor, Ellsworth, Mount Desert, Southwest Harbor, Tremont and Trenton (Maine) directory (Springfield, Mass. : H.A. Manning Co., 1931)

Foss, Thomas, A brief account of the early settlements along the shores of Skilling's River: including West Sullivan, West Gouldsborough, Trenton Point and North Hancock: also reminescences [sic] and anecdotes of old times and old folks ([Hancock, Me.?: s.n.], 1870 (N.K. Sawyer, Printer))

Freeman, William, "Ancient Trenton," Ellsworth American, 17 Mar. 1892-12 July 1894

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