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Tremont, Hancock County

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Hancock County (set off from Lincoln County in 1789)


1848 as the town of Mansel from part of Mount Desert; name changed the same year to Tremont

Boundary Changes

Hardwood and Robinson's (now Tinker) Islands were annexed in 1859 from the defunct town of Seaville (incorporated in 1838 from part of Mount Desert)

Land was set off to form Southwest Harbor in 1905

Prominent Islands

Bar Island, Great Gott Island, Hardwood Island, Little Gott Island, Moose Island, Tinker Island

Villages, Locations and Settlements

Baldwin Corners, Bass Harbor (formerly McKinley), Bernard, Center, Duck Cove, Gotts Island, Mount Desert Bridge (former post office at Tremont), Richtown, Seal Cove, Tremont, West Tremont

Adjacent Towns and Townships

Blue Hill, Brooklin, Frenchboro, Mount Desert, Southwest Harbor, Swans Island


Maine Historical Maps: Tremont


Tremont Cemeteries

Military Records

World War I Soldiers Index: Tremont

General Resources

FamilySearch Catalog: Tremont, Hancock, Maine

FamilySearch Catalog: Mount Desert Island, Hancock, Maine

Official Website: Town of Tremont

Tremont Historical Society

MEGenWeb Project: Mount Desert Island History and Genealogy

Mount Desert Island Cultural History Project

Maine Memory Network: Bass Harbor

Maine Memory Network: McKinley

Maine Memory Network: Seal Cove


______, Inventory of the town and city archives of Maine: no. 5 Hancock County: the towns of Mt. Desert (Mount Desert, Bar Harbor, Cranberry Isles, Seaville, Tremont, Southwest Harbor) (Portland, Me.: Maine Historical Records Survey, 1938)

______, Manning's Bar Harbor, Ellsworth, Mount Desert, Southwest Harbor, Tremont and Trenton (Maine) directory (Springfield, Mass. : H.A. Manning Co., 1931)

Dodge, E. H., Mount Desert Island, and the Cranberry Isles ([S.l.: s.n.], 1871 (Ellsworth, Me.: N.K. Sawyer, Printer))

Lawton, Jordan & Maddox, comp., The Island of Mount Desert register with the Cranberry Isles, 1909-10 (Auburn, Me. : Lawton-Jordan Co., [1909])

Long, Alice MacDonald, ed., with Thomas Huston Roderick and Ralph Hamilton Long, Vital records of Mount Desert Island, Maine, and nearby islands, 1776-1820 (Rockport, Me.: Picton Press, 1990)

Silverman, Irving, and Nancy Silverman, The historic homes of the town of Tremont -- : a perspective in time ([Bass Harbor, Me.] : Tremont Historical Society, 1998)

Street, George Edward, Mount Desert: a history (Boston, Mass.; New York: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1926)

Vining, Thomas F., comp., Cemeteries of Cranberry Isles and the towns of Mount Desert Island : a record of dates on gravestones in cemeteries of Bar Harbor, Cranberry Isles, Mount Desert, Southwest Harbor, and Tremont (Bar Harbor, Me. : V. F. Thomas Co., c2000)

Williston, Belvin Thomas, comp., "Marriages in Tremont, Me., 1852-1861," New England Historical and Genealogical Register, vol. 85 (Boston, Mass.: The Society, 1931)

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