Originally this area was known as Township No. 1 East of Penobscot River, Livermore Survey (T1 EPR LS) or Township No. 1 West of Union River. Buckstown existed as a plantation before it was incorporated as the town of Buckstown in 1792. The name was changed to Bucksport in 1817.
Bucksport land was set off to Orrington (now Penobscot County) in 1816; to Brewer (now Penobscot County) in 1841, again to Orrington in 1850, and to Dedham in 1909. Moreover, Verona Island was once part of Bucksport.
Libraries and Historical Societies
- Bucksport, Hancock County, Maine in Maine Genealogy (accessed 15 September 2013).
- 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), 69 (digital p. 78). A digital version is available via a link in the FamilySearch Catalog.
- Legal History of Buckstown Plantation, Maine in Maine Genealogy (accessed 15 September 2013).
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