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Aroostook County, Maine

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1839 from parts of Penobscot County and Washington County

Boundary Changes

Additional townships were set off from Penobscot County in 1843, and from Piscataquis County and Somerset County in 1844

County Seat

Houlton, since 1839


Caribou, Presque Isle


Allagash, Amity, Ashland, Blaine, Bridgewater, Castle Hill, Caswell, Chapman, Crystal, Dyer Brook, Eagle Lake, Easton, Fort Fairfield, Fort Kent, Frenchville, Grand Isle, Hamlin, Hammond, Haynesville, Hersey, Hodgdon, Houlton, Island Falls, Limestone, Linneus, Littleton, Ludlow, Madawaska, Mapleton, Mars Hill, Masardis, Merrill, Monticello, New Canada, New Limerick, New Sweden, Oakfield, Orient, Perham, Portage Lake, Sherman, Smyrna, St. Agatha, St. Francis, Stockholm, Van Buren, Wade, Wallagrass, Washburn, Westfield, Westmanland, Weston, Woodland


Cary Plantation, Cyr Plantation, Garfield Plantation, Glenwood Plantation, Macwahoc Plantation, Nashville Plantation, Moro Plantation, Oxbow Plantation, Reed Plantation, St. John Plantation, Winterville Plantation

Townships (Inhabited)

Bancroft Township, Benedicta Township, Connor Township, E Township, Forkstown Township, Molunkus Township, Silver Ridge Township, T9 R4 WELS, T17 R4 WELS, T17 R5 WELS

Adjacent Counties

Carleton County (N.B.), Kamouraska Regional County Municipality (Quebec), L'Islet Regional County Municipality (Quebec), Madawaska County (N.B.), Montmagny Regional County Municipality (Quebec), Penobscot County, Piscataquis County, Somerset County, Témiscouata Regional County Municipality (Quebec), Victoria County (N.B.), Washington County, York County (N.B.)


A Few Cemeteries in Maine

The Tombstone Transcription Project: Aroostook County, Maine Cemeteries of Aroostook County, Maine

Find A Grave: Aroostook County

Northern Maine Cemeteries

Census Records

1837 Maine Surplus Revenue Census

1840 Aroostook County Census Transcriptions

1850 Aroostook County Census Transcriptions

Land Records

Aroostook County Registry of Deeds

Aroostook County Deed Books, 1865-1900


Maine Historical Maps: Aroostook County

Message Boards Message Board: Aroostook County

Military Records

Northern Aroostook WWII Veterans


Historic American Newspapers Directory: Aroostook County

Probate Records

Aroostook County Registry of Probate

Maine County Probate Records, 1760-1979

Maine Probate Search

Aroostook County Probate Records, 1837-2007

General Resources

FamilySearch Catalog: Aroostook, Maine

Official Website: Aroostook County

Aroostook County Genealogical Society

Aroostook County MEGenWeb Project

MEGenWeb Archives: Aroostook County

Linkpendium: Aroostook County

The Upper St. John River Valley

First Settlers of the Aroostook River Valley


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

Ashby, W. T., A complete history of Aroostook County and Its Early and Late Settlers (As published in the Mars Hill News, 1910)

Pullen, Clarence, In fair Aroostook, where Acadia and Scandinavia's subtle touch turned a wilderness into a land of plenty (Bangor, Me., Bangor & Aroostook railroad company, 1902)

Raymond, W. O., Glimpses of the past: history of the river St. John, A.D. 1604-1784 (St. John, N.B.: unknown, 1905)

Roe, Frederick B.,

Wiggin, Edward, History of Aroostook : Vol. I, comprising facts, names, and dates relating to the early settlement of all the different towns and plantations of the county (Presque Isle, Me.: Star-Herald Press, 1922)

Wilson, Charles Morrow, Aroostook: our last frontier: Maine's picturesque potato empire (Brattleboro, Vt.: S. Daye Press, c1937)

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