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Blue Hill, Hancock County

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Hancock County (set off from Lincoln County in 1789)


1789 from Blue Hill Bay Plantation

Previous Designations

Kolledgewidgwock; Blue Hill Bay; Newport Plantation; Township No. 5 East of Penobscot River, Livermore Survey (T5 EPR LS); Bluehill

Boundary Changes

Part of Sedgwick was annexed in 1831

Land was set off to Penobscot in 1845

Prominent Islands

Long Island

Villages, Locations and Settlements

Blue Hill, Blue Hill Falls, East Blue Hill, Granite (on Long Island), North Blue Hill, South Blue Hill

Adjacent Towns and Townships

Brooklin, Mount Desert, Penobscot, Sedgwick, Surry, Tremont


Maine Historical Maps: Blue Hill


The Weekly Packet

Military Records

World War I Soldiers Index: Bluehill

General Resources

FamilySearch Catalog: Blue Hill, Hancock, Maine

Official Website: Town of Blue Hill

Maine Memory Network: Blue Hill

Maine Community Heritage Project: Blue Hill


Bass, Elvira, comp., Marriage records for Blue Hill, Maine from 1790 to 1829 with indexes (Blue Hill, Me : Blue Hill Historical Society, 2000)

Candage, Rufus George Frederick, Settlement and progress of the town of Bluehill, Maine. An historical address, by R. G. F. Candage ... at Bluehill Falls, September 7th, 1886 (Bluehill, Me.: The Ladies social library, 1886)

Candage, Rufus George Frederick, Historical sketches of Bluehill, Maine (Ellsworth, Me.: Hancock County Pub. Co., printers, 1905)

Clough, Annie L., Head of the Bay ; sketches and pictures of Blue Hill, Maine, 1762-1952 ([Blue Hill, Me. : Published for the Congregational Church of Blue Hill [by] the Shoreacre Press, 1953])

Dodge, Reuben George Washington, Families of early settlers in Blue Hill, Maine (Bangor, Me.: Bangor Historical Magazine, 1890)

Herrick, Rebecca Bowden, A century of shipbuilding in Blue Hill, Maine, 1792-1892 (typescript, 1964)

Hinckley, Nehemiah, Geneology [sic] of the family of Ebenezer Hinckley, who settled in Bluehill, Maine, in 1766 (Ellsworth, Me.: Sawyer & Burr, printers, 1863)

Hinckley, William, Bits of local history (Blue Hill, Me. : Penobscot Bay Press, Inc. ; 1989)

Horton, R. T., comp., The Burying places of Bluehill, Maine : a gravestone registry from the 1700's to 1896 (Augusta, Me. : Steele Publishing Co., c1990)

Lawton, Peter I., et al. (comp)., The City of Ellsworth Register with Surry and Bluehill, 1908 (Auburn, Me., 1908)

Limeburner, Grace M. Grindle, comp., "Brooksville, Brooklin, Sedgwick, Bluehill and Surry, Maine : notes" (typescript, 1941)

Sweetall, Robert, Blue Hill, Maine : a bibliography (Blue Hill, Me.: Blue Hill Historical Society, c1989)

Wood, Esther, Deep roots : a Maine legacy (Camden, Me. : Yankee Books, 1990)

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