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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Maine]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Knox County, Maine|Knox]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Camden'''  
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Maine Genealogy|Maine]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Knox County, Maine Genealogy|Knox]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Camden'''  
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=== Town Clerk ===
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'''Camden Town Clerk'''<br>29 Elm Street<br>Camden, Maine 04843<br>
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Telephone: (207) 236-3353, ext 118 Fax: (207) 236-7956<br>E-mail:  [mailto:koakes@camdenmaine.gov koakes@camdenmaine.gov]<br>[http://www.camdenmaine.gov Website]
  
 
=== Brief History  ===
 
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'''Megunticook Plantation''' was organized from part of the '''Waldo Patent''', also known as the '''Muscongus Patent'''.<ref name="pc">[http://www.mainegenealogy.net/individual_place_record.asp?place=camden Camden, Knox County, Maine] in ''Maine Genealogy'' (accessed 17 September 2013).</ref> And '''Camden Plantation''', also spelled Cambden, existed prior to 1791 when it was used to form the new town of Cambden (later Camden).<ref>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 {{FHL|283056|item|disp=a link}} in the FamilySearch Catalog.</ref> Camden set off land a month later, and more again two years later to the town of [[Rockport, Maine|Rockport, Maine]].<ref name="lhc">[http://www.mainegenealogy.net/individual_legal_history_record.asp?place=camden&amp;amp;geocode=13020 Legal History of Camden, Maine] in ''Maine Genealogy'' (accessed 17 September 2013).</ref> Camden annexed land from [[Warren, Maine|Warren]] in 1836.<ref name="lhc" />
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What is now Camden was apparently formed in what was then Hancock County, Maine. Later in 1791 it was returned to Lincoln County. In 1827 it was set off to Waldo County, and in 1860 to Knox County, where it is today.<ref name="pc" />
  
 
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Reuel Robinson, ''History of Camden and Rockport, Maine'' (Camden, Maine&nbsp;: Camden Publishing Company, c1907). {{WorldCat|328595204|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}. {{FHL|264258|item|disp=FHL Film 1320824 Item 4; Book974.153 H2r}}.
  
 
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*Marlene A. Groves, ''Vital records of Camden/Rockport, Maine'' (Rockland, Maine&nbsp;: Picton Press, c2006). {{WorldCat|71328932|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}. {{FHL|1378388|item|disp=FHL Book 974.153 V2g}}.
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*Jacqueline Young Watts, and Isabel Morse Maresh, ''Camden-Rockport, Maine&nbsp;: births, deaths and marriages'' (Lincolnville, Maine&nbsp;: J &amp; I History Press, c1985). {{WorldCat|12655430|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}. {{FHL|489552|item|disp=FHL Film 1598213 Item 3; Book 974.153 V2w}}.
  
 
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Camden town records are preserved at Rockport, Maine. A microfilm copy is available from [[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers|Family History Centers]] on {{FHL|56967|item|disp=FHL Films 12046 and 12047}} including town records 1791-1818; warnings out of town; minutes of town meetings; roads; strays; deaths 1835-1891; boundaries; accounts; list of jurors; intentions of marriage 1790-1844; marriage records 1792-1841; family records listing births and deaths; Intentions of marriage and marriage records 1844-1891.
  
 
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Latest revision as of 05:27, 17 December 2015

United States Gotoarrow.png Maine Gotoarrow.png Knox Gotoarrow.png Camden

Town Clerk

Camden Town Clerk
29 Elm Street
Camden, Maine 04843
Telephone: (207) 236-3353, ext 118 Fax: (207) 236-7956
E-mail: koakes@camdenmaine.gov
Website

Brief History

Megunticook Plantation was organized from part of the Waldo Patent, also known as the Muscongus Patent.[1] And Camden Plantation, also spelled Cambden, existed prior to 1791 when it was used to form the new town of Cambden (later Camden).[2] Camden set off land a month later, and more again two years later to the town of Rockport, Maine.[3] Camden annexed land from Warren in 1836.[3]

What is now Camden was apparently formed in what was then Hancock County, Maine. Later in 1791 it was returned to Lincoln County. In 1827 it was set off to Waldo County, and in 1860 to Knox County, where it is today.[1]

Historical Data

Town Histories

Reuel Robinson, History of Camden and Rockport, Maine (Camden, Maine : Camden Publishing Company, c1907). At various libraries (WorldCat). FHL Film 1320824 Item 4; Book974.153 H2r.

Vital Records

Probate Records

City Directories

Maps

Cemeteries

Churches

Land Records

Town Records

Camden town records are preserved at Rockport, Maine. A microfilm copy is available from Family History Centers on FHL Films 12046 and 12047 including town records 1791-1818; warnings out of town; minutes of town meetings; roads; strays; deaths 1835-1891; boundaries; accounts; list of jurors; intentions of marriage 1790-1844; marriage records 1792-1841; family records listing births and deaths; Intentions of marriage and marriage records 1844-1891.

Newspapers

Libraries and Historical Societies

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Camden, Knox County, Maine in Maine Genealogy (accessed 17 September 2013).
  2. 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.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Legal History of Camden, Maine in Maine Genealogy (accessed 17 September 2013).

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