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Camden, Knox County

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Knox County (set off from Lincoln to Hancock County in 1789; returned to Lincoln County in 1791; set off to Waldo County in 1827, to Knox County in 1860)


1791 from Camden Plantation

Previous Designations

Part of the Waldo Patent (Muscongus Patent); Megunticook Plantation; Cambden

Boundary Changes

Annexed land from Warren in 1836

Land was set off to form a new town of Camden in 1891, the residue taking the name Rockport

Part was set off to Rockport in 1893

Villages, Locations and Settlements

Camden, Dillingham Point, Lake City, Melvin Heights, Millville, Shermans Point

Adjacent Towns and Townships

Hope, Lincolnville, Rockport


Maine Historical Maps: Camden


Penobscot Bay Pilot

Maine Obituaries: Penobscot Bay Pilot

The Camden Herald - from Digital Archives of Camden Public Library

General Resources

FamilySearch Catalog: Camden, Knox, Maine

DigitalMaine: Camden-Rockport Historical Society Documents

Official Website: Town of Camden

Maine Memory Network: Camden


______, The Belfast & Camden Directory, 1890 (Plymouth: Avery & Doten, printers, 1890)

______, The Camden Directory, 1894-5 (Shirley Village, Mass.: A. B. Sparrow, 1894)

______, Resident and Business Directory of Camden and Rockport, Maine , 1902-3 (No. Cambridge, Mass.: Edward A. Jones, 1902)

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)

Dietz, Lew, Camden Hills: an informal history of the Camden-Rockport region (Camden, Me.: Camden Herald Press, 1947)

Groves, Marlene A., comp., Vital records of Camden/Rockport, Maine (Rockland, Me.: Picton Press, 2006)

Locke, John L., Sketches of the history of the town of Camden, Maine; including incidental references to the neighboring places and adjacent waters (Hallowell, Me.: Masters, Smith & company, 1859)

Prescott, John R., Glimpses of Camden on the coast of Maine (Newtonville, Mass. : J. R. Prescott, 1916)

Robinson, Reuel, History of Camden and Rockport, Maine (Camden, Me.: Camden Pub. Co., 1907)

Tewksbury, John Leslie, History of Camden Commandery, no. 23 : Knights Templar, Camden, Maine, chartered February 10, 1905 (Camden, Me. : [Camden Herald Print], 1930)

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