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Old Town, Penobscot County

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Penobscot County (set off from Lincoln County to Hancock County in 1789, to Penobscot County in 1816)


1840 from part of Orono

Incorporated as a City


Previous Designations

Township No. 4 Old Indian Purchase, West of Penobscot River (T4 OIP WPR); Oldtown

Boundary Changes

That part of Argyle (now Argyle Township) called the Moor Tract was annexed in 1843

Parts of Alton were annexed in 1863 and 1871

Villages, Locations and Settlements

French Settlement, Great Works, Indian Island, Old Town, Old Town Landing, Pea Cove, Pushaw, Stillwater (formerly Deadwater), Upper Stillwater (former post office), West Great Works (former post office at Great Works), West Old Town

Adjacent Towns and Townships

Alton, Argyle Township, Bradley, Glenburn, Hudson, Milford, Orono,

Census Records

Census of the Penobscot Indians, 1858

1860 Census of the Penobscot Nation

1868 Census of the Penobscot Tribe

Church Records

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

Necrology of St. Joseph's Old Town, Maine, A-C

Necrology of St. Joseph's Old Town, Maine, C-G

Necrology of St. Joseph's Old Town, Maine, H-L

Necrology of St. Joseph's Old Town, Maine, M-O

Necrology of St. Joseph's Old Town, Maine, P-U


Maine Historical Maps: Old Town

Miscellaneous Resources

Maine Town Reports: Old Town

Old Town Annual Reports - at Digital Archives at Old Town Public Library

Military Records

World War I Soldiers Index: Old Town


Old Town Newspapers - at Digital Archives at Old Town Public Library

General Resources

FamilySearch Catalog: Old Town, Penobscot, Maine

Official Website: City of Old Town

Maine Memory Network: Old Town

Maine Memory Network: Indian Island

Maine Memory Network: Stillwater


______, City of Old Town and its environs: 1906 souvenir: early settlement, growth and historical facts, advantages for new industries, industrial and mercantile concerns, educational, religious and charitable institutions, opportunities for home seekers ([Bangor, Me.]: R. J. Lawton, [1906])

______, Old Town, Maine: the first 125 years 1840-1965 ([Old Town, Me.: Town of Old Town, c1965])

______, Nos histoires de l'ile: History and memories of French Island, Old Town, Maine (Old Town, Me.: Nos Histoires de l"Ile, c1999)

Chenard, Robert E., comp., Marriages of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Old Town, Maine (1860-1960): including 1836-1892 Franco-American marriages recorded in the civil registers of Bangor, Bradley, Brewer, Old Town, and Orono and death records of St. Joseph to 1946 ([Waterville, Me.?: R.E. Chenard, 1993?])

Gray, Ruth, comp., Vital records of Old Town, Maine, prior to 1892 (Rockport, Me.: Picton Press, 1997)

King, Annette Paradis, Growing up on Adademy Hill: remembering my French-Canadian-American papa ([Maine: The Author], c2002 (Downeast Graphics & Printing))

Norton, David, Sketches of the town of Old Town, Penobscot County, Maine from its earliest settlement, to 1879; with biographical sketches (Bangor: S. G. Robinson, printer, 1881)

Norton, David, "Sketches of Old Town and Orono," Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, vol. 9 (Portland, Me., 1898)

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