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Orono, Penobscot County

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


1806 from Stillwater Plantation

Previous Designations

Township No. 5 Old Indian Purchase, West of Penobscot River (T5 OIP WPR); Colburnton (or Colborntown) Settlement; Deadwater; Stillwater

Boundary Changes

The upper part of the town-including part of T4 OIP WPR-were set off to form Old Town in 1840

Villages, Locations and Settlements

Basin Mills, Cunningham Landing, Dufour Landing, Elliot Landing, Gould Landing, Orono, Villa Vaughn, Webster

Adjacent Towns and Townships

Bradley, Bangor, Eddington, Glenburn, Old Town, Veazie


Maine Historical Maps: Orono

Military Records

World War I Soldiers Index: Orono

Orono Civil War Soldiers

Vital Records

Orono Marriage Intentions, 1808-1816

Miscellaneous Resources

Heads of Family on Penobscot River, 1776

University of Maine Students, Alumni and Faculty in World War I

General Resources

FamilySearch Catalog: Orono, Penobscot, Maine

Official Website: Town of Orono

DigitalMaine: Orono Books

Maine Memory Network: Orono


______, Centennial celebration, and dedication of town hall, Orono, Maine, March 3, 1874 (Portland Me.: Bailey & Noyes, 1874)

______, Orono, Maine: a bicentennial view ([Orono: The Committee, 1976])

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?])

Day, Clarence Albert, Historical Sketch of Orono ([Orono, Me.], 1956)

Doty, C. Stewart, Orono, 1806-2006 ([Orono, Me.: Orono Historical Society], c2006)

Glanville, A. Douglas, A collection of 'Old Orono oddments' ([Orono, Me.]: Orono Historical Society, [1993?] (Milford, Me.: The Print Shop))

Mitchell, Harry Edward, et al., comp., The Orono register, 1904 (Brunswick, Me.: H.E. Mitchell Pub. Co., 1904)

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

Rogers, Hannah W., comp., "A history of Orono, Maine," (typescript, 1926)

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