Maine Places

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Swans Island, Hancock County

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County

Hancock County (set off from Lincoln County in 1789)


Incorporated

1897 from Swan's Island Plantation


Boundary Changes

Calf Island and West Black Island were annexed from Long Island Plantation (now Frenchboro) in 1901


Prominent Islands

Black Island, Harbor Island, Marshall Island (considered an unorganized territory by the state), Opechee Island, Pond Island, Swans Island (Swan's Island, formerly Brûle Côte, corrupted to Burnt Coat Island)


Villages, Locations and Settlements

Atlantic, Minturn, Swan's Island


Adjacent Towns and Townships

Brooklin, Deer Isle, Frenchboro, Isle au Haut, Southwest Harbor, Stonington, Tremont


Maps

Maine Historical Maps: Swans Island


Military Records

World War I Soldiers Index: Swan's Island


General Resources

FamilySearch Catalog: Swans Island, Hancock, Maine

Official Website: Town of Swan's Island

Maine Memory Network: Swan's Island


Bibliography

Small, Herman Wesley, A history of Swan's Island, Maine (Ellsworth, Me.: Hancock County Pub. Co., printers, 1898)

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