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Bucksport, Hancock County

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Hancock County (set off from Lincoln County in 1789)


1792 as Buckstown; name changed to Bucksport in 1817

Previous Designations

Township No. 1 East of Penobscot River, Livermore Survey (T1 EPR LS); Township No. 1 West of Union River

Boundary Changes

Land was set off to Orrington in 1816

Land was set off to Brewer in 1841, to Orrington in 1850, and to Dedham in 1909

Verona Island was once part of this town

Villages, Locations and Settlements

Bucks Mills (Buck's Mills), Bucksport, Bucksport Center, East Bucksport, Millvale, North Bucksport, Santiago, Winterport Ferry (former railroad station at Bucksport Center)

Adjacent Towns and Townships

Dedham, Frankfort, Holden, Orland, Orrington, Prospect, Verona Island, Winterport


Maine Historical Maps: Bucksport


Inscriptions from Old Buck Burying Ground, Bucksport

Inscriptions from North Bucksport

Vital Records

Bucksport Publishments, 1793-1802

Bucksport Marriages, 1793-1802

Bucksport Marriages, 1805-1811

Marriages by Caleb B. Hall of Buckstown, 1798-1811

General Resources

FamilySearch Catalog: Bucksport, Hancock, Maine

Official Website: Town of Bucksport

Maine Memory Network: Bucksport


Adams, Pat, Vital Records of Bucksport, Maine (Rockport, Me.: Picton Press, 2007)

Bacon, George Fox, Rockland, Belfast and vicinity: its representative business men and its points of interest, embracing Rockland, Belfast, Camden, Rockport, Bucksport, Ellsworth, Thomaston, Waldoboro, Warren, Damariscotta, Wiscasset, Newcastle (Newark, N. J., Glenwood Publishing Company, 1892)

Buck, Alice F., Bucksport, past and present ([Maine : s.n.], 1951)

Buck, Rufus, "The history of the town of Bucksport up to 1857" (manuscript, 1857)

Delorey, Janet Ireland, The line of descent of James Davis of Haverhill, Massachusetts to Jesse Davis of Bucksport, Maine (2000)

Hinckley, Mabel Gould DeMers, comp., Early marriages - Town of Bucksport, Maine. Copied from old records (Poland, Me., 1976)

Hoffman, Donna, comp., Bucksport vital records ([Maine?]: Cay-Bel Publishing Co., [1980?-])

Joost, Arthur M., Jr., Shipbuilding & shipping in Bucksport ([S.l. : s.n.], c1990 (Bucksport, Me. : Evangel Printers))

Marshall, Eliza Payne Gross, "History of Bucksport, Maine" (typescript, 1963)

Mitchell, Harry Edward, et al., comp., The town register: Bucksport, Orland, Orrington, Verona (Brunswick, Me.: H. E. Mitchell Co., 1907)

Pooler, Bernard, et al., The 150th anniversary of Bucksport, Maine June 25, 1942 (Bucksport, Me. : published and printed by the Bucksport Free Press, 1942)

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