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Vinalhaven, Knox County

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Knox County (set off from Lincoln County to Hancock County in 1789, to Waldo County in 1838, to Knox County in 1860)



Previous Designations

South Fox Island; Vinal Haven

Boundary Changes

North Fox Island was set off in 1846 to form the town of Fox Isle (now North Haven)

Hurricane Isle was set off in 1878 to form the town of Hurricane Isle (organization surrendered in 1921, reannexed by Vinalhaven in 1937)

Prominent Islands

Greens Island, Hurricane Island, Leadbetter Island, Penobscot Island, Vinalhaven Island

Villages, Locations and Settlements

Carver's Cove (former post office), Carvers Harbor (Carver's Harbor), Vinalhaven

Adjacent Towns and Townships

Isle au Haut, North Haven


Maine Historical Maps: Vinalhaven

Miscellaneous Resources

Vinalhaven Town Officers, 1790-1889

Aged Persons of Vinalhaven, 1889

Military Records

World War I Soldiers Index: Vinalhaven

General Resources

FamilySearch Catalog: Vinalhaven, Knox, Maine

Official Website: Town of Vinalhaven

Vinalhaven Historical Society

Maine Memory Network: Vinalhaven


Mosher, Elizabeth M., comp., Vital records of Vinalhaven, Knox County, Maine, prior to 1892 (Rockport, Me.: Picton Press, 1994)

Vinalhaven Centennial Committee, A Brief Historical Sketch of the Town of Vinalhaven, From Its Earliest Settlement (Rockland, Me.: Free Press Office, 1889)

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