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Ellsworth, Hancock County

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Hancock County (set off from Lincoln County in 1789)


1800 from Plantation No. 7

Incorporated as a City


Previous Designations

Township No. 7 East of Penobscot River, Livermore Survey (T7 EPR LS); Bowdoin; New Bowdoin; New Bowdoin Plantation

The town includes a parcel known as Surry Gore, which lay on the east side of the Union River

Boundary Changes

Parts of Surry and Trenton were annexed in 1809; that part taken from Surry was set back in 1821

Part of Surry was annexed in 1829, and part of Dedham in 1852

Villages, Locations and Settlements

Bayside (former post office), Ellsworth, Ellsworth Falls (formerly Falls Village), Joyville, Lakewood, Nicolin (Nicolin Siding), North Ellsworth (Hurds Corner), West Ellsworth, Wilson Corner, Winkumpaugh Corners

Adjacent Towns and Townships

Dedham, Hancock, Lamoine, Mariaville, Orland, Otis, Surry, T8 SD, Trenton


Maine Historical Maps: Ellsworth


Ellsworth Cemeteries

Church Records

Records of the First Unitarian Society of Ellsworth, Maine

Military Records

World War I Soldiers Index: Ellsworth

World War I Servicemen from Ellsworth


Ellsworth American

Obituary Collection: Ellsworth American []

Jean's Genealogy Page — Index of deaths and marriages published in the Eastern Freeman (1853-54), Ellsworth Herald (1858-65), and Ellsworth American (1866-91)

The Ellsworth American - 1855-1902

Death and Marriage Records as Published in the Ellsworth American

Vital Records

Marriage Intentions at Ellsworth and Vicinity, 1800-1810

Death and Marriage Records as Published in the Ellsworth American

Miscellaneous Resources

Maine Town Reports: Ellsworth

Women's Suffrage Petition, 1858

General Resources

FamilySearch Catalog: Ellsworth, Hancock, Maine

Official Website: City of Ellsworth

Ellsworth Historical Society

MEGenWeb Project: Ellsworth

Maine Memory Network: Ellsworth


______, An American century : a history of the last 100 years from the pages of the Ellsworth American (Ellsworth, Me. : Ellsworth American, 1999)

______, Directory of Bar Harbor, Cranberry Isles, Ellsworth--Mount Desert, Southwest Harbor, Maine (Portland, Me. : Fred L. Tower Co., 1928- )

______, Manning's Bar Harbor, Ellsworth, Mount Desert, Southwest Harbor, Tremont and Trenton (Maine) directory (Springfield, Mass. : H.A. Manning Co., 1931)

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)

Conners, Scott, Lawrence Haskell, and Gordon Donaldson, Ellsworth, Maine 1902-1912 : an original history (typescript, 1983)

Cunningham, Agnes H., History of Ellsworth, 1763 to 1910 ([S.l. : A. H. Cunningham, 1935)

Davis, Albert H., History of Ellsworth, Maine (Lewiston, Me.: Lewiston Journal Printshop, 1927)

Deane, Llewellyn, Biographical sketch of John G. Deane: and brief mention of his connection with the northeastern boundary of Maine ... also, memoranda about members of the family, old residents of the city of Ellsworth, Maine, &c. (Washington, D.C.: R. Beresford, printer, 1887)

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

Libbie, Frederick James, A Tinker family : the ancestors and descendants of Joseph Wescot Tinker, Ellsworth, Maine, 1791-1868; a descendant of John Tinker of Boston, 1638 (Boston, Mass., 1900)

Salisbury, Deale B., Ellsworth, crossroads of downeast Maine : a pictorial review (Virginia Beach, VA : Donning Company, c2005)

Ward, Mrs. Arthur, comp., Index of deaths and marriages as published in the Ellsworth herald and its successor the Ellsworth American: October 24, 1851 through December 29, 1865 (Brewer, Me.: Mrs. A. Ward, [1990?])

Ward, Mrs. Arthur, comp., Deaths and marriages as published in the Eastern freeman April 22, 1853 through July 28, 1854 (Brewer, Me.: Mrs. A. Ward, [1990?])

Ward, Mrs. Arthur, comp., Deaths and marriages as published in the Ellsworth American 1866-1891 (Brewer, Me.: Mrs. A. Ward, [1990?])

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