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Surry, Hancock County

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Hancock County (set off from Lincoln County in 1789)



Previous Designations

Township No. 6 East of Penobscot River (T6 EPR); Township No. 6, West of the Union River; Pattensborough

Boundary Changes

Land was set off to Ellsworth in 1809, but reannexed in 1821; additional land was set off to that town in 1829

Part of Penobscot was annexed in 1843, and land was set off to that town in 1845

Villages, Locations and Settlements

East Surry, South Surry, Surry

Adjacent Towns and Townships

Blue Hill, Ellsworth, Mount Desert, Orland, Penobscot, Trenton


Maine Historical Maps: Surry

Military Records

World War I Soldiers Index: Surry

General Resources

FamilySearch Catalog: Surry, Hancock, Maine

Official Website: Town of Surry

Maine Memory Network: Surry


Bonsey, Osmond C., Surry, Maine : an informal history (Surry, Me. : Town of Surry, 2003)

Dolan, Anne Robinson, "Surry, Maine, 1850-1880 : a history of four neighborhoods including a guide to the research and composition of local history" (typescript, 1997)

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

Limeburner, Grace M. Grindle, comp., "Brooksville, Brooklin, Sedgwick, Bluehill and Surry, Maine : notes" (typescript, 1941)

Limeburner, Grace M. Grindle, comp., Surry, Maine, all vital statistics recorded on the town books from Jan. 1, 1813 to Jan. 1, 1823 (typescript, 1941)

Wasson, Samuel, "History of East Surry, Maine, 1763-1884" (typescript, 1957?)

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