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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Maine]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Penobscot County, Maine|Penobscot]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Prentiss'''
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'''Prentiss''' is both an extinct town, and extinct [[Maine plantations|plantation]]; now it is an unorganized territory ([[Maine townships|township]]) in Penobscot County, Maine. The town was created from Township 7 R3 North of Bingham's Penobscot Purchase in 1858. Prentiss annexed land from [[Drew Plantation, Maine|Drew Plantation]] in 1869. The Prentiss Town incorporation was surrendered and its status was changed to unorganized territroy in 1939.<ref name="CCTPM">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), 177 (digital p. 186). A digital version is available via {{FHL|283056|item|disp=a link}} in the FHL Catalog.</ref> However, Prentiss Plantation was organized in 1950 from the unorganized territory. The plantation status was repealed in 1990, and since then Prentiss has been unorganized territory.<ref name="Leclerc">Michael J. Leclerc, ''Genealogist's Handbook for New England Research'', 5th ed. (Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2012), 154. {{WorldCat|779626228|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1967587|item|disp=FHL Book 974 D27g 2012}}.</ref>  
 
'''Prentiss''' is both an extinct town, and extinct [[Maine plantations|plantation]]; now it is an unorganized territory ([[Maine townships|township]]) in Penobscot County, Maine. The town was created from Township 7 R3 North of Bingham's Penobscot Purchase in 1858. Prentiss annexed land from [[Drew Plantation, Maine|Drew Plantation]] in 1869. The Prentiss Town incorporation was surrendered and its status was changed to unorganized territroy in 1939.<ref name="CCTPM">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), 177 (digital p. 186). A digital version is available via {{FHL|283056|item|disp=a link}} in the FHL Catalog.</ref> However, Prentiss Plantation was organized in 1950 from the unorganized territory. The plantation status was repealed in 1990, and since then Prentiss has been unorganized territory.<ref name="Leclerc">Michael J. Leclerc, ''Genealogist's Handbook for New England Research'', 5th ed. (Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2012), 154. {{WorldCat|779626228|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1967587|item|disp=FHL Book 974 D27g 2012}}.</ref>  
  

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Prentiss is both an extinct town, and extinct plantation; now it is an unorganized territory (township) in Penobscot County, Maine. The town was created from Township 7 R3 North of Bingham's Penobscot Purchase in 1858. Prentiss annexed land from Drew Plantation in 1869. The Prentiss Town incorporation was surrendered and its status was changed to unorganized territroy in 1939.[1] However, Prentiss Plantation was organized in 1950 from the unorganized territory. The plantation status was repealed in 1990, and since then Prentiss has been unorganized territory.[2]

References

  1. 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), 177 (digital p. 186). A digital version is available via a link in the FHL Catalog.
  2. Michael J. Leclerc, Genealogist's Handbook for New England Research, 5th ed. (Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2012), 154. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 974 D27g 2012.