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Maine Resource Guide: Castine, Hancock County

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Hancock County (set off from Lincoln County in 1789)


1796 from part of Penobscot

Previous Designations

Pentagoet (Pentagöet); Bagaduce (Biguyduce, Majorbagaduce, Majorbigwaduce, etc.)

Boundary Changes

Land was set off to form Brooksville in 1817

Parts of Penobscot were annexed in 1817, 1839, and 1927

Prominent Islands

Holbrook Island

Villages, Locations and Settlements

Castine, North Castine, West Castine

Adjacent Towns and Townships

Brooksville, Penobscot, Stockton Springs


Historical USGS Maps of Castine, Maine

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


Castine Patriot

Vital Records

Marriages by Col. Gabriel Johonnot of Castine, 1787-1788

Miscellaneous Resources

Magorbigwaduce Petitioners, 1763

Petition for the Incorporation of Penobscot, 1785

Some Residents of Castine and Penobscot, 1785-1790

Castine Selectmen, 1787-1874

Eastern State Normal School Students, 1908-1909

Military Records

World War I Soldiers Index: Castine

General Resources

FamilySearch Catalog: Castine, Hancock, Maine

Official Website: Town of Castine

MEGenWeb Project: Castine

Maine Memory Network: Castine


______, The Centennial of Castine : an account of the exercises at the celebration of the one hundredth anniversary of the incorporation of the town, July 9th, 1896 (Castine, Me : [s. n.], 1896)

Adams, George Moulton, Castine sixty years ago: a historical address delivered in connection with Old Home Week in Castine, Maine, Sunday evening, August 12, 1900 (Boston, Mass.: Press of S. Usher, 1900)

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

Limeburner, Grace M. Grindle, The folks from Majorbigwaduce (N. Brooksville, Me. : G.M.G. Limeburner, [1949?])

Limeburner, Grace, Castine, Maine: a copy of the vital statistics found on the records of the town of Castine from A.D. 1796 (date of incorporation) to Jan. 1, 1817: a period of twenty years (N. Brooksville, Me.: G. Limeburner, [1947?])

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

Upham, F. K., Genealogy and family history of the Uphams of Castine, Maine, and Dixon, Illinois: with genealogical notes of Brooks, Kidder, Perkins, Cutler, Ware, Avery, Curtis, Little, Warren, Southworth and other families (Newark, N.J.: unknown, 1887)

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

Wheeler, George Augustus, Castine, past and present: the ancient settlement of Pentagöet and the modern town (Boston, Mass.: Rockwell and Churchill Press, 1896)

Whitney, Henry Austin, Incidents in the life of Samuel Whitney: born in Marlborough, Massachusetts, 1734, died at Castine, Maine, 1808: together with some account of his descendants, and other family memorials [] (Boston, Mass.: Printed for private distribution, 1860)

Wick, James H., comp., Vital records of Castine, Maine (Rockport, Me.: Picton Press, 2009)

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