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Washington County, Maine

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Incorporated

1789 from part of Lincoln County


Boundary Changes

That part "north of the north line of the fourth range of lots, north of the 'lottery townships,'" was set off to Aroostook County in 1839


County Seat

Machias, since 1789


Cities

Calais, Eastport


Towns

Addison, Alexander, Baileyville, Beals, Beddington, Charlotte, Cherryfield, Columbia, Columbia Falls, Cooper, Crawford, Cutler, Danforth, Deblois, Dennysville, East Machias, Harrington, Jonesboro, Jonesport, Lubec, Machias, Machiasport, Marshfield, Meddybemps, Milbridge, Northfield, Pembroke, Perry, Princeton, Robbinston, Roque Bluffs, Steuben, Talmadge, Topsfield, Vanceboro, Waite, Wesley, Whiting, Whitneyville


Plantations

Baring Plantation, Codyville Plantation, Grand Lake Stream Plantation


Townships

Brookton Township, Centerville Township, Devereaux Township, Edmunds Township, Forest City Township, Indian Township, Kossuth Township, Marion Township, Trescott Township


Adjacent Counties

Aroostook County, Charlotte County (N.B.), Hancock County, Penobscot County, York County (N.B.)


Cemeteries

Maine Old Cemetery Association Transcriptions: Washington County - Large PDF file

The Tombstone Transcription Project: Washington County, Maine

Interment.net: Cemeteries of Washington County, Maine

Find A Grave: Washington County


Census Records

Washington County Courthouse Records, 1785-1950


Land Records

Washington County Registry of Deeds

Maine Real Property Official Records Search


Maps

Maine Historical Maps: Washington County


Message Boards

Maine Genealogy Network Forum: Washington County

(Disable ad blocker to view link)Ancestry.com Message Board: Washington County


Military Records

Washington County Courthouse Records, 1785-1950 — Revolutionary War Pensioners Card File


Naturalization Records

Washington County Courthouse Records, 1785-1950


Newspapers

Historic American Newspapers Directory: Washington County


Naturalization Records

Washington County Courthouse Records, 1785-1950


Probate Records

Washington County Registry of Probate

Maine County Probate Records, 1760-1979

Maine Probate Search

Washington County Courthouse Records, 1785-1950


General Resources

Official Website: Washington County

Washington County MEGenWeb Project

MEGenWeb Archives: Washington County

Linkpendium: Washington County

FamilySearch Catalog: Washington, Maine


Bibliography

______, Biographical review: containing life sketches of leading citizens of Somerset, Piscataquis, Hancock, Washington, and Aroostook counties, Maine (Boston, Mass.: Biographical Review, 1898)

Colby, George N., & Co., Atlas of Washington County, Maine/ compiled, drawn, and published from official plans and actual surveys by George N. Colby & Co.; assisted by H.E. Halfpenny [et.al.] (Houlton, Me., 1881)

Frost, John Eldridge , comp., Maine Probate Abstracts (Camden, Me. : Picton Press, 1991)

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