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Matinicus Isle Plantation, Knox County

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Knox County (the main island set off from Hancock County to Lincoln County in 1843, the others in 1852; all set off to Knox County in 1860)


1840 for election purposes from Matinicus Island, Matinicus Rock, Wooden Ball Island, and Ragged (Hacketash) Island

Boundary Changes

Ragged Island, Wooden Ball Island, Seal Island, and Matinicus Rock were set off in 1897 and organized as Criehaven Plantation (now Criehaven Township)

Prominent Islands

Matinicus Island, No Mans Land (Nomansland), Tenpound Island

Villages, Locations and Settlements


Adjacent Towns and Townships

Criehaven Township


Maine Historical Maps: Matinicus Isle Plantation

Census Records

1837 Maine Surplus Revenue Census

Military Records

World War I Soldiers Index: Matinicus Isle Plantation

General Resources

FamilySearch Catalog: Matinicus Isle, Knox, Maine

Maine Memory Network: Matinicus


Groves, Marlene A., comp., Vital records of Matinicus, Maine (Rockport, Me.: Picton Press, 2005)

Long, Charles A. E., Matinicus Isle: its story and its people (Lewiston, Me: Lewiston Journal Printshop, 1926)

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