Knox County, Maine Genealogy

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Knox County, Maine
Map of Maine highlighting Knox County
Location in the state of Maine
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Location of Maine in the U.S.
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

City   ▪ Rockland 1848


  • Appleton 1829
  • Camden1791
  • Cushing 1789
  • Friendship 1807
  • Hope 1804
  • Isle au Haut 1847
  • North Haven 1846
  • Owls Head 1921
  • Rockport 1891
  • Saint George 1803
  • South Thomaston 1848
  • Thomaston 1777
  • Union 1786
  • Vinalhaven 1789
  • Warren 1776
  • Washington 1811

Plantation   ▪ Matinicus.  For further details see Maine plantations.

Unorganized territory   ▪ Criehaven. For further details see Maine townships.

Communities   ▪ Camden          ▪ Thomaston

Villages   ▪ Hibberts Corner          ▪ Port Clyde

Extinct towns   • Hurricane Isle[2]

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. 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.