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Machias, Washington County

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Washington County (set off from Lincoln County in 1789)


1784 from Megeis and West Machias; name changed to West Machias upon partitioning in 1826; name changed back to Machias in 1830

Boundary Changes

Bucks Harbor Neck (now part of Machiasport) was annexed in 1811

Land was set off to form East Machias and Machiasport in 1826, Whitneyville in 1845, and Marshfield in 1846

Part of Jonesboro was annexed in 1838

Villages, Locations and Settlements

Hoyttown, Kennebec, Machias, Sylvan Park

Adjacent Towns and Townships

East Machias, Machiasport, Marshfield, Roque Bluffs, Whitneyville


Maine Historical Maps: Machias

Military Records

Payroll of Indians in Defense of Machias, 1777

World War I Soldiers Index: Machias


Machias Valley News Observer

Vital Records

Machias Marriages, 1776-1798

Machias Marriages, 1796-1805

Machias Marriage Intentions, 1805-1810

Miscellaneous Resources

Maine Town Reports: Machias

Jonas Farnsworth, Ledger no. 9, 1778 (1773-1786)

General Resources

FamilySearch Catalog: Machias, Washington, Maine

Maine Memory Network: Machias


______, Memorial of the centennial anniversary of the settlement of Machias (Machias Me.: Printed by C.O. Furbush, 1863)

______, Ship registers and enrollments of Machias, Maine, 1780-1930 (Rockland, Me.: The National Archives Project, 1942)

Bacon, George F., Calais, Eastport and vicinity, their representative business men, and points of interest: embracing Calais, Eastport, Machias, Machiasport, Milltown, Jonesport, Princeton, Millbridge, Cherryfield and Lubec (Newark, N.J.: Glenwood Pub. Co., c1892)

Day, Clarence Albert, comp., Marriage notices from the Machias Union ([Machias, Me.?: C.A. Day, 1962-1965])

Day, Clarence Albert, comp., Death notices from the Machias Union ([Machias, Me.?: C.A. Day, 1962-1965])

Denis, Michael J., Machias, Maine, families, 1767-1827 (Oakland, Me.: Danbury House Books, 1984)

Drisko, George W., Narrative of the town of Machias: the old and the new, the early and late (Machias, Me.: Press of the Republican, 1904)

Drisko, George Washington, The Revolution; life of Hannah Weston, with a brief history of her ancestry. Also a condensed history of the first settlement of Jonesborough, Machias and other neighboring towns (Machias, Me., G. A. Parlin, 1903)

Harmon, Wade F., Index of surnames to George W. Drisko's narrative of the town of Machias, the old and the new, the early and late (Salem, Mass.: Higginson Book Co., 1995)

Hasty, Warren H., Marriage index on the History of Machias, Maine by George W. Drisko 1904 ([S.l.: W. H. Hasty], 1992)

Jackman, Beulah G., Earliest records of Machias, Maine (1767-1837) (Concord, N.H.: Published by Beulah G. Jackman, [1937?])

Sherman, Andrew M., Life of Captain Jeremiah O'Brien, Machias, Maine : commander of the first American naval flying squadron of the War of the Revolution (Morristown, N.J., 1902)

Sherman, Andrew M., The O'Briens of Machias, Me., Patriots of the American Revolution (Boston, Mass., 1904)

Switzer, Katharine C., Chief incidents in the early history of Machias (Machias, Me.: Union-Republican Press, 1929)

Thornton, J. Wingate, "Materials for a history of Machias, Maine from the town records," Historical Magazine, July and August, 1870

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