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Dexter, Penobscot County

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Penobscot County (set off from Lincoln County to Kennebec County in 1799, to Somerset County in 1809, to Hancock County in 1811, to Penobscot County] in 1816)


1816 from Elkinstown Plantation

Previous Designations

Township No. 4, Fifth Range North of Waldo Patent (T4 R5 NWP)

Boundary Changes

The boundary between this town of Corinna was established in 1852

Villages, Locations and Settlements

Carr Corner, Coolidge Corner, Dexter, Haseltine Corner, Jennings Corner, North Dexter, Silvers Mills, South Dexter (former post office), Spooners Mill (Spooners Mills)

Adjacent Towns and Townships

Cambridge, Corinna, Garland, Ripley, Sangerville


Maine Historical Maps: Dexter


The Daily ME

Maine Obituaries: The Daily ME

Abbott Memorial Library Obituary Index

Church Records

Maine Vital Records, Pastorates of Rev. Giles Bailey, 1840-1875

Military Records

World War I Soldiers Index: Dexter

General Resources

FamilySearch Catalog: Dexter, Penobscot, Maine

Official Website: Town of Dexter

Dexter Historical Society

Maine Memory Network: Dexter


______, Leading business men of Lewiston, Augusta and vicinity: embracing also, Auburn, Gardiner, Waterville, Oakland, Dexter, Fairfield, Skowhegan, Hallowell, Richmond, Bath, Brunswick, Freeport, Canton, Buckfield, Mechanic Falls, South Paris, Norway, Farmington and Winthrop with an historical sketch of each place, illustrated (Boston: Mercantile Pub. Co., 1889, c1888)

[Dexter High School, Class of 1916], Brief history of Dexter (Dexter, Me.: Press of Eastern Gazette, 1916)

Chase, Halcyon, The early history of the town of Dexter (Dexter, Me.: Eastern Gazette, 1904)

Gerould, Russell, ed., Dexter, Maine, 1801-1951: our town for 150 years ([Dexter, Me.: Eastern Gazette, 1951])

Mitchell, Harry Edward, et al., comp., The Dexter register, 1904 (Kent's Hill, Me., The H. E. Mitchell publishing company, 1904)

Mower, Ella J., History of Dexter (Dexter, Me.: unknown, 1908)

Murphy, Annie W., and Mary H. Hamilton, ed., Old Dexter families (Dexter, Me.: Eastern Gazette, 13 April 1933 to 28 May 1936)

Plummer, Stanley, A history of the town of Dexter down to 1915 ([Dexter, Me.: Eastern Gazette, 1942-1943])

Spizuoco, Frank, and Carol Feurtado, Dexter, spirit of an age. Vol. II: our neighborly neighbors: 200 years of life in rural Dexter, Maine 1800-2000 ([S.l.]: Publications Committee, Dexter Historical Society, c1999)

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