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Maine Resource Guide: Southwest Harbor, Hancock County

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Hancock County (set off from Lincoln County in 1789)


1905 from part of Tremont

Prominent Islands

Greening Island

Villages, Locations and Settlements

Manset, Seawall, Southwest Harbor, Wonderland

Adjacent Towns and Townships

Cranberry Isles, Frenchboro, Mount Desert, Tremont


Historical USGS Maps of Southwest Harbor, Maine

Maps of Mount Desert Island, Scarborough, Old Orchard, Saco and Biddeford, 1885

Military Records

World War I Soldiers Index: Southwest Harbor

General Resources

FamilySearch Catalog: Southwest Harbor, Hancock, Maine

FamilySearch Catalog: Mount Desert Island, Hancock, Maine

Official Website: Town of Southwest Harbor

MEGenWeb Project: Mount Desert Island History and Genealogy

Mount Desert Island Cultural History Project

Maine Memory Network: Southwest Harbor


______, Inventory of the town and city archives of Maine: no. 5 Hancock County: the towns of Mt. Desert (Mount Desert, Bar Harbor, Cranberry Isles, Seaville, Tremont, Southwest Harbor) (Portland, Me.: Maine Historical Records Survey, 1938)

______, Directory of Bar Harbor, Cranberry Isles, Ellsworth--Mount Desert, Southwest Harbor, Maine (Portland, Me. : Fred L. Tower Co., 1928- )

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

Lawton, Jordan & Maddox, comp., The Island of Mount Desert register with the Cranberry Isles, 1909-10 (Auburn, Me. : Lawton-Jordan Co., [1909])

Long, Alice MacDonald, ed., with Thomas Huston Roderick and Ralph Hamilton Long, Vital records of Mount Desert Island, Maine, and nearby islands, 1776-1820 (Rockport, Me.: Picton Press, 1990)

Thornton, Mrs. Seth S., Traditions and Records of Southwest Harbor and Somesville, Mount Desert Island, Maine (1938)

Vining, Thomas F., comp., Cemeteries of Cranberry Isles and the towns of Mount Desert Island : a record of dates on gravestones in cemeteries of Bar Harbor, Cranberry Isles, Mount Desert, Southwest Harbor, and Tremont (Bar Harbor, Me. : V. F. Thomas Co., c2000)

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