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Waldo County, Maine

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1827 from parts of Hancock County, Lincoln County, and Kennebec County

Boundary Changes

The town of Vinalhaven was annexed from Hancock County in 1838; a few estates were annexed from Lincoln County in 1836 and 1854

The towns of Appleton, Camden, Hope, North Haven, and Vinalhaven were set off to Knox County in 1860.

A full account of boundary changes may be found here

County Seat

Belfast, since 1827




Belmont, Brooks, Burnham, Frankfort, Freedom, Islesboro, Jackson, Knox, Liberty, Lincolnville, Monroe, Montville, Morrill, Northport, Palermo, Prospect, Searsmont, Searsport, Stockton Springs, Swanville, Thorndike, Troy, Unity, Waldo, Winterport

Adjacent Counties

Hancock County, Kennebec County, Knox County, Lincoln County, Penobscot County


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

Find A Grave: Waldo County

Court Records

Waldo County Supreme Judicial Court Divorce Actions, 1829-1891 (transcription)

Land Records

Waldo County Registry of Deeds


Maine Historical Maps: Waldo County

Message Boards Message Board: Waldo County

Naturalization Records

Maine, County Naturalization Records, 1800-1990


Historic American Newspapers Directory: Waldo County

Probate Records

Waldo County Registry of Probate

Maine County Probate Records, 1760-1979

Maine Probate Search

General Resources

Official Website: Waldo County

MEGenWeb Archives: Waldo County

Linkpendium: Waldo County

FamilySearch Catalog: Waldo, Maine


______, Biographical review: containing life sketches of leading citizens of Sagadahoc, Lincoln, Knox, and Waldo counties, Maine (PDF) (Boston, Mass.: Biographical Review Publishing Company, 1897)

Dakin, M., Monterey, or, The Mountain City: Containing a description of the boundaries, situation, mountains, lakes, rivers ... of the southern part of the county of Waldo, Maine (Boston, Mass.: Mead's Press, 1847)

Mosher, Elizabeth M., and Isabel Morse Maresh, Marriage Records of Waldo County, Maine prior to 1892 (Rockland, Me.: Picton Press, 1990)

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