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United States Gotoarrow.png Maine Gotoarrow.png Knox County

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

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Online Records

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

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


  • 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


Plantation:  Matinicus.  For further details see Maine plantations.

Extinct Town and Plantation:[2]  Hurricane Isle | Criehaven Plantation[3]

Unorganized territores:  Criehaven Township | Muscle Ridge Shoals Township.  For further details see Maine townships.


  • Camden
  • Thomaston


  • Hibberts Corner
  • Port Clyde

Neighboring Counties:  Hancock | Lincoln | Waldo



A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:

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



A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:

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



Local Histories






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)


  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. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "HBG" defined multiple times with different content
  2. Before an extinct town or plantation was discontinued, it created official records of interest to genealogists. For preservation these records were usually turned over to a nearby functioning town in the same county.
  3. 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.