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Maine Resource Guide: Vinalhaven, Knox County

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

County

Knox County (set off from Lincoln County to Hancock County in 1789, to Waldo County in 1838, to Knox County in 1860)


Incorporated

1789


Previous Designations

South Fox Island; Vinal Haven


Boundary Changes

North Fox Island was set off in 1846 to form the town of Fox Isle (now North Haven)

Hurricane Isle was set off in 1878 to form the town of Hurricane Isle (organization surrendered in 1921, reannexed by Vinalhaven in 1937)


Prominent Islands

Greens Island, Hurricane Island, Leadbetter Island, Penobscot Island, Vinalhaven Island


Villages, Locations and Settlements

Carver's Cove (former post office), Carvers Harbor (Carver's Harbor), Vinalhaven


Adjacent Towns and Townships

Isle au Haut, North Haven


Maps

Historical USGS Maps of Vinalhaven, Maine


Miscellaneous Resources

Vinalhaven Town Officers, 1790-1889

Aged Persons of Vinalhaven, 1889


Military Records

World War I Soldiers Index: Vinalhaven


General Resources

FamilySearch Catalog: Vinalhaven, Knox, Maine

Official Website: Town of Vinalhaven

Vinalhaven Historical Society

MEGenWeb Project: Vinalhaven

Maine Memory Network: Vinalhaven


Bibliography

Mosher, Elizabeth M., comp., Vital records of Vinalhaven, Knox County, Maine, prior to 1892 (Rockport, Me.: Picton Press, 1994)

Vinalhaven Centennial Committee, A Brief Historical Sketch of the Town of Vinalhaven, From Its Earliest Settlement (Rockland, Me.: Free Press Office, 1889)

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