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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Maine]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Knox County'''  
 
''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Maine]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Knox County'''  
  
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Guide to '''Knox County Maine genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
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| county = Knox County
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| state = Maine
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| founded year = 1860
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| founded date = April 1
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| seat = Rockland
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| building address = Knox County Courthouse<br> 62 Union Street PO Box 885<br>Rockland, ME 04841-0885<br>Phone: 207.594.9379<br>[http://knoxcountymaine.gov/ '''Knox County Website'''] }}
  
 
=== County Courthouse  ===
 
=== County Courthouse  ===
  
[http://knoxcountymaine.gov/ Knox County Courthouse]<br>;62 Union Street PO Box 885<br>Rockland, ME 04841-0885<br>Phone: 207.594.9379<br><br>Town Clerks have birth, marriage, and death records. <br>Clerk Superior Court has divorce and court records. <br>Probate Court has probate records from 1860. <br>Register of Deeds has land records from 1860.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Knox County, Maine page 304, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref> [[Image:{{HKnoxPic}}]]  
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Town Clerks have birth, marriage, and death records. <br>Clerk Superior Court has divorce and court records. <br>Probate Court has probate records from 1860. <br>Register of Deeds has land records from 1860.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Knox County, Maine page 304, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref> [[Image:{{HKnoxPic}}]]  
  
 
=== History  ===
 
=== History  ===
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
Created 1 April 1860 from [[Lincoln County, Maine|Lincoln]] and [[Waldo County, Maine|Waldo]] counties. <ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;referer=brief_results ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>  
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Created 1 April 1860 from [[Lincoln County, Maine|Lincoln]] and [[Waldo County, Maine|Waldo]] counties. <ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;referer=brief_results ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>  
  
 
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=== Places / Localities  ===
 
=== Places / Localities  ===
  
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'''City''' &nbsp; ▪ Rockland 1848  
 
'''City''' &nbsp; ▪ Rockland 1848  
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'''Plantation''' &nbsp; ▪ Matinicus Isle.&nbsp; For further details see [[Maine plantations]].  
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'''Plantation''' &nbsp; ▪ [[Matinicus, Maine|Matinicus]].&nbsp; For further details see [[Maine plantations]].  
  
 
'''Unorganized territory''' &nbsp; ▪ Criehaven. For further details see [[Maine townships]].  
 
'''Unorganized territory''' &nbsp; ▪ Criehaven. For further details see [[Maine townships]].  
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
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[[Hancock County, Maine|Hancock]]| [[Lincoln County, Maine|Lincoln ]]| [[Waldo County, Maine|Waldo]]
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[[Hancock County, Maine|Hancock]]| [[Lincoln County, Maine|Lincoln ]]| [[Waldo County, Maine|Waldo]]  
  
 
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Revision as of 01:30, 19 April 2013

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Guide to Knox County Maine genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Knox County, Maine
Map
Map of Maine highlighting Knox County
Location in the state of Maine
Map of the U.S. highlighting Maine
Location of Maine in the U.S.
Facts
Founded April 1, 1860
County Seat Rockland
Courthouse
Address Knox County Courthouse
62 Union Street PO Box 885
Rockland, ME 04841-0885
Phone: 207.594.9379
Knox County Website

Contents

County Courthouse

Town Clerks have birth, marriage, and death records.
Clerk Superior Court has divorce and court records.
Probate Court has probate records from 1860.
Register of Deeds has land records from 1860.[1]
Gen. Henry Knox, U.S. Army

History

  • Named for American Revolutionary war general and Secretary of War, Henry Knox, who lived in the county from 1795 until his death in 1806.

Parent County

Created 1 April 1860 from Lincoln and Waldo counties. [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

MaineKnox CountyLincoln CountyWaldo CountyKennebec CountyHancock CountyAppletonWashingtonUnionHopeCamdenRockportRocklandWarrenMuscle Ridge TownshipThomastonFriendshipCushingSt. GeorgeSouth ThomastonOwls HeadNorth HavenHurricane Isle (now part of Vinalhaven)VinalhavenIsle au HautMatinicus (Plantation)Criehaven TownshipMonhegan (Plantation)Louds Island (aka Muscongus Isle Plantation)BristolBremenDamariscottaNobleboroWaldoboroJeffersonSomervilleHibberts GorePalermoChinaAlbionLibertyMontvilleFreedomKnoxMorrillSearsmontBelmontLincolnvilleNorthportBelfastWaldoBrooksSwanvilleSearsportStockton SpringsIslesboroSurryPenobscotCastineBrooksvilleSedgwickBlue HillBrooklinEagle IslandDeer IsleStoningtonEagle Island
Modern town borders in Knox County, Maine. Towns with records are named in black. Unincorporated green places usually lack records.


City   ▪ Rockland 1848

Towns

  • Appleton 1829
  • Camden1791
  • Cushing 1789
  • Friendship 1807
  • Hope 1804
  • Isle au Haut 1847
  • North Haven 1846
  • Owls Head 1921
  • Rockport 1891
  • Saint George 1803
  • South Thomaston 1848
  • Thomaston 1777
  • Union 1786
  • Vinalhaven 1789
  • Warren 1776
  • Washington 1811

Plantation   ▪ Matinicus.  For further details see Maine plantations.

Unorganized territory   ▪ Criehaven. For further details see Maine townships.

Communities   ▪ Camden          ▪ Thomaston

Villages   ▪ Hibberts Corner          ▪ Port Clyde

Extinct towns   • Hurricane Isle[2]

Neighboring Counties

Hancock| Lincoln | Waldo

Resources

Cemeteries

A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:

Main, Knox County Cemetery Records, (FamilySearch Historical Records)

Church

Court

A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:

Maine, Knox County Probate Estate Files (FanilySearch Histoarical Records)

Gazetteers

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:

Maine, Knox County Cemetery Records, 1800-2007 (FamilySearch Historical Records)

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Knox County, Maine page 304, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Michael J. Leclerc, Genealogist's Handbook for New England Research, 5th ed. (Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2012), 103. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 974 D27g 2012.