Perkins, Maine

From FamilySearch Wiki

(Difference between revisions)
(Plantation)
m (Text replace - "FHL Catalog" to "FamilySearch Catalog")
Line 3: Line 3:
 
:''Not to be confused with [[Perkins Plantation, Maine]] in Franklin County.''
 
:''Not to be confused with [[Perkins Plantation, Maine]] in Franklin County.''
  
'''Perkins''' (also known as Swan Island) is an extinct town, now an unorganized territory ([[Maine townships|township]]) in Sagadahoc County. It was first settled in 1663, and organized as a town in 1847 from the two islands of [[Dresden, Maine|Dresden]] (at that time in Lincoln County). In 1917 the Perkins town incorporation was repealed, and since then it remains an unorganized territory.<ref name="CCTPM">Maine Historical Records Survey Project, Division of Professional and Service Projects, Work Projects Administration, ''Counties, Cities, Towns, and Plantations of Maine: a Handbook of Incorporations, Dissolutions, and Boundary Changes'' (Portland, Maine: The Survey, 1940), 175 (digital p. 184). A digital version is available via {{FHL|283056|item|disp=a link}} in the FHL Catalog.</ref> <ref name="MGen">[http://www.mainegenealogy.net/individual_place_record.asp?place=perkins_township_(sagadahoc) Perkins Township, Sagadahoc County, Maine] in ''Maine Genealogy'' (accessed 4 June 2013).</ref> <ref name="Leclerc">Michael J. Leclerc, ''Genealogist's Handbook for New England Research'', 5th ed. (Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2012), 154. {{WorldCat|779626228|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1967587|item|disp=FHL Book 974 D27g 2012}}.</ref>  
+
'''Perkins''' (also known as Swan Island) is an extinct town, now an unorganized territory ([[Maine townships|township]]) in Sagadahoc County. It was first settled in 1663, and organized as a town in 1847 from the two islands of [[Dresden, Maine|Dresden]] (at that time in Lincoln County). In 1917 the Perkins town incorporation was repealed, and since then it remains an unorganized territory.<ref name="CCTPM">Maine Historical Records Survey Project, Division of Professional and Service Projects, Work Projects Administration, ''Counties, Cities, Towns, and Plantations of Maine: a Handbook of Incorporations, Dissolutions, and Boundary Changes'' (Portland, Maine: The Survey, 1940), 175 (digital p. 184). A digital version is available via {{FHL|283056|item|disp=a link}} in the FamilySearch Catalog.</ref> <ref name="MGen">[http://www.mainegenealogy.net/individual_place_record.asp?place=perkins_township_(sagadahoc) Perkins Township, Sagadahoc County, Maine] in ''Maine Genealogy'' (accessed 4 June 2013).</ref> <ref name="Leclerc">Michael J. Leclerc, ''Genealogist's Handbook for New England Research'', 5th ed. (Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2012), 154. {{WorldCat|779626228|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1967587|item|disp=FHL Book 974 D27g 2012}}.</ref>  
  
 
'''County.''' The two islands that became Perkins Township were part of the original county of Yorkshire (now [[York County, Maine|York]]) in what is now Maine. They were then set off as part of [[Lincoln County, Maine|Lincoln County]] in 1760; and the town of Perkins was set off to [[Sagadahoc County, Maine|Sagadahoc County]] in 1854.<ref name="MGen" />  
 
'''County.''' The two islands that became Perkins Township were part of the original county of Yorkshire (now [[York County, Maine|York]]) in what is now Maine. They were then set off as part of [[Lincoln County, Maine|Lincoln County]] in 1760; and the town of Perkins was set off to [[Sagadahoc County, Maine|Sagadahoc County]] in 1854.<ref name="MGen" />  

Revision as of 17:14, 18 July 2014

United States Gotoarrow.png Maine Gotoarrow.png Sagadahoc Gotoarrow.png Perkins

Not to be confused with Perkins Plantation, Maine in Franklin County.

Perkins (also known as Swan Island) is an extinct town, now an unorganized territory (township) in Sagadahoc County. It was first settled in 1663, and organized as a town in 1847 from the two islands of Dresden (at that time in Lincoln County). In 1917 the Perkins town incorporation was repealed, and since then it remains an unorganized territory.[1] [2] [3]

County. The two islands that became Perkins Township were part of the original county of Yorkshire (now York) in what is now Maine. They were then set off as part of Lincoln County in 1760; and the town of Perkins was set off to Sagadahoc County in 1854.[2]

References

  1. Maine Historical Records Survey Project, Division of Professional and Service Projects, Work Projects Administration, Counties, Cities, Towns, and Plantations of Maine: a Handbook of Incorporations, Dissolutions, and Boundary Changes (Portland, Maine: The Survey, 1940), 175 (digital p. 184). A digital version is available via a link in the FamilySearch Catalog.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Perkins Township, Sagadahoc County, Maine in Maine Genealogy (accessed 4 June 2013).
  3. Michael J. Leclerc, Genealogist's Handbook for New England Research, 5th ed. (Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2012), 154. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 974 D27g 2012.