Castine, Maine

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Brief History

Castine, Maine is a town in Hancock County on the east side of the Penobscot Bay. It is one of the most historic and lovely towns in New England, first settled in 1613.

The town was once capital of Acadia and became the strongest British fortress in New England, and the last to be surrendered at the close of the War of 1812.  It is home to the Maine Maritime Academy, boasts more mature American elm trees than other towns, and many historic buildings - see http://hcpcme.org/castine/history.

For the history of Castine, see http://www.newenglandtravelplanner.com/go/me/castine/history.html.

Historical Data

Town Histories

Vital Records

Probate Records

City Directories

Maps

Cemeteries

Churches

Land Records

Town Records

Newspapers

Libraries and Historical Societies

The Castine Historical Society is a gem - see http://www.castinehistoricalsociety.org

The local Wilson Museum is engaging - see http://www.castinehistoricalsociety.org

The historic lighthouse is interesting - see http://www.lighthouse.cc/dicehead

Web Sites

Learn more about Castine at http://www.resourcehelp.com/hiscas.htm

References

Adjacent towns: Hancock Co.:  ?