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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Maine]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Hancock County, Maine|Hancock]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Penobscot'''  
 
''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Maine]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Hancock County, Maine|Hancock]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Penobscot'''  
  
{{MEHanPenMap}}'''Penobscot''' is a town and former [[Maine plantations|plantation]] on the southwest side of Hancock County on the eastern shore of the Penobscot River and surrounding the headwaters of the Bagaduce River. It was settled in the 1760s by British subjects from west of the Penobscot River. It is named for the Native Americans who were there when European settlement began (first in Castine in 1613).<ref>[http://archive.org/stream/historyofpenobsc00will/historyofpenobsc00will_djvu.txt National Archieve Full History of Penobscot County, Maine]</ref>  
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{{MEHanPenMap}}'''Penobscot''' is a town and former [[Maine plantations|plantation]] on the southwest side of Hancock County on the eastern shore of the Penobscot River and surrounding the headwaters of the Bagaduce River. It was settled in the 1760s by British subjects from west of the Penobscot River. It is named for the Native Americans who were there when European settlement began (first in Castine in 1613).<ref>[http://archive.org/stream/historyofpenobsc00will/historyofpenobsc00will_djvu.txt Internet Archive Full History of Penobscot County, Maine]</ref>  
  
 
It was first organized from Township Number 3 East of Penobscot River, Livermore Survey (T3 EPR LS) (aka Township Number 3 West of Union River) as '''Majorbigwaduce Plantation''' (aka Magorbigwaduce, aka Magabagwaduce, aka Maja Bagadoose) prior to 1787. In 1787 this plantation was incorporated as the Town of '''Penobscot'''.<ref name="Penobscot">[http://www.mainegenealogy.net/individual_place_record.asp?place=penobscot Penobscot, Hancock County, Maine] in ''Maine Genealogy'' (accessed 12 November 2013).</ref>  
 
It was first organized from Township Number 3 East of Penobscot River, Livermore Survey (T3 EPR LS) (aka Township Number 3 West of Union River) as '''Majorbigwaduce Plantation''' (aka Magorbigwaduce, aka Magabagwaduce, aka Maja Bagadoose) prior to 1787. In 1787 this plantation was incorporated as the Town of '''Penobscot'''.<ref name="Penobscot">[http://www.mainegenealogy.net/individual_place_record.asp?place=penobscot Penobscot, Hancock County, Maine] in ''Maine Genealogy'' (accessed 12 November 2013).</ref>  
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'''Town boundary changes:&nbsp;''' Penobscot set off land to form [[Castine, Maine|Castine]] in 1796; and more land to the same in 1817, 1839, and 1927. Penobscot set off land to form [[Brooksville, Maine|Brooksville]] in 1817. Land was also set off to [[Surry, Maine|Surry]] in 1843. Parts of Surry and [[Blue Hill, Maine|Blue Hill]] were annexed in 1845; and part of [[Sedgwick, Maine|Sedgwick]] was annexed in 1857.<ref name="Penobscot" />  
 
'''Town boundary changes:&nbsp;''' Penobscot set off land to form [[Castine, Maine|Castine]] in 1796; and more land to the same in 1817, 1839, and 1927. Penobscot set off land to form [[Brooksville, Maine|Brooksville]] in 1817. Land was also set off to [[Surry, Maine|Surry]] in 1843. Parts of Surry and [[Blue Hill, Maine|Blue Hill]] were annexed in 1845; and part of [[Sedgwick, Maine|Sedgwick]] was annexed in 1857.<ref name="Penobscot" />  
  
'''County boundary changes:&nbsp;''' Hancock County was set off from Lincoln County in 1789.<ref name="Penobscot">&amp;lt;br&amp;gt;__TOC__fckLRfckLR=== Town Histories  ===fckLRfckLR=== Vital Records  ===fckLRfckLR=== Probate Records  ===fckLRfckLR=== City Directories  ===fckLRfckLR=== Maps  ===fckLRfckLR=== Cemeteries  ===fckLRfckLR=== Churches  ===fckLRfckLR=== Land Records  ===fckLRfckLR=== Town Records  ===fckLRfckLR=== Newspapers  ===fckLRfckLR=== Libraries and Historical Societies  ===fckLRfckLRLocal genealogy may be accessed at [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mecpenob http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mecpenob]&amp;amp;nbsp;and [http://www.penobscot-maine.com/genealogy http://www.penobscot-maine.com/genealogy]. fckLRfckLR=== References  ===fckLRfckLR{{reflist}} fckLRfckLR'''Adjacent towns: ''Hancock Co.: ''&amp;amp;nbsp;?''' fckLRfckLR{{MEHan towns}} fckLRfckLR[[Category:Hancock_County,_Maine]] [[Category:Towns_in_Maine]]</ref>
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'''County boundary changes:&nbsp;''' Hancock County was set off from Lincoln County in 1789.<ref name="Penobscot" />  
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Local genealogy may be accessed at [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mecpenob http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mecpenob]&nbsp;and [http://www.penobscot-maine.com/genealogy http://www.penobscot-maine.com/genealogy].  
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'''Adjacent towns: ''Hancock Co.: ''&nbsp;?'''  
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Revision as of 23:10, 12 November 2013

United States Gotoarrow.png Maine Gotoarrow.png Hancock Gotoarrow.png Penobscot

Penobscot is a town and former plantation on the southwest side of Hancock County on the eastern shore of the Penobscot River and surrounding the headwaters of the Bagaduce River. It was settled in the 1760s by British subjects from west of the Penobscot River. It is named for the Native Americans who were there when European settlement began (first in Castine in 1613).[1]

It was first organized from Township Number 3 East of Penobscot River, Livermore Survey (T3 EPR LS) (aka Township Number 3 West of Union River) as Majorbigwaduce Plantation (aka Magorbigwaduce, aka Magabagwaduce, aka Maja Bagadoose) prior to 1787. In 1787 this plantation was incorporated as the Town of Penobscot.[2]

Town boundary changes:  Penobscot set off land to form Castine in 1796; and more land to the same in 1817, 1839, and 1927. Penobscot set off land to form Brooksville in 1817. Land was also set off to Surry in 1843. Parts of Surry and Blue Hill were annexed in 1845; and part of Sedgwick was annexed in 1857.[2]

County boundary changes:  Hancock County was set off from Lincoln County in 1789.[2]

Town Histories

Vital Records

Probate Records

City Directories

Maps

Cemeteries

Churches

Land Records

Town Records

Newspapers

Libraries and Historical Societies

Local genealogy may be accessed at http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mecpenob and http://www.penobscot-maine.com/genealogy.

References

Adjacent towns: Hancock Co.:  ?