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Hancock, Hancock County

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Hancock County (set off from Lincoln County in 1789)


1828 from parts of Sullivan, Trenton and T8 SD

Boundary Changes

Part was set off to Franklin in 1852, and to Gouldsboro in 1870

Swapped land with Lamoine in 1929, setting off the village of Marlboro

Villages, Locations and Settlements

Back Meadow, Crabtree Neck, Crabtree's Point (former post office at South Hancock), Franklin Road, Hancock, Hancock Corner, Hancock Point, Mount Desert Ferry, North Hancock, South Hancock, Washington Junction, Waukeag, West Hancock (former post office)

Adjacent Towns and Townships

Ellsworth, Franklin, Gouldsboro, Lamoine, Sorrento, Sullivan, T8 SD


Maine Historical Maps: Hancock


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)

Military Records

World War I Soldiers Index: Hancock

General Resources

FamilySearch Catalog: Hancock, Hancock, Maine

Official Website: Town of Hancock


______, A History of the Town of Hancock, 1828-1978 ([s.l.: s.n.], 1978 (Ellsworth, Me.: Downeast Graphics))

Crabtree, Alfred B., Hancock, 1828-1928 (Augusta, Me.: Kennebec Journal Co., 1928)

Foss, Thomas, A brief account of the early settlements along the shores of Skilling's River: including West Sullivan, West Gouldsborough, Trenton Point and North Hancock: also reminescences [sic] and anecdotes of old times and old folks ([Hancock, Me.?: s.n.], 1870 (N.K. Sawyer, Printer))

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