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Maine Resource Guide: Swans Island, Hancock County

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


Hancock County (set off from Lincoln County in 1789)


1897 from Swan's Island Plantation

Boundary Changes

Calf Island and West Black Island were annexed from Long Island Plantation (now Frenchboro) in 1901

Prominent Islands

Black Island, Harbor Island, Marshall Island (considered an unorganized territory by the state), Opechee Island, Pond Island, Swans Island (Swan's Island, formerly Brûle Côte, corrupted to Burnt Coat)

Villages, Locations and Settlements

Atlantic, Minturn, Swan's Island

Adjacent Towns and Townships

Brooklin, Deer Isle, Frenchboro, Isle au Haut, Southwest Harbor, Stonington, Tremont


Historical USGS Maps of Swans Island, Maine

Military Records

World War I Soldiers Index: Swan's Island

General Resources

FamilySearch Catalog: Swans Island, Hancock, Maine

Official Website: Town of Swan's Island

Maine Memory Network: Swan's Island


Small, Herman Wesley, A history of Swan's Island, Maine (Ellsworth, Me.: Hancock County Pub. Co., printers, 1898)

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