Argyle, Penobscot County, Maine Genealogy

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Argyle is an extinct plantation and town, now an unorganized territory (township) in Penobscot County, Maine. Argyle was settled in 1810.[1] The east part of Argyle Plantation was used to form the town of Argyle in 1839. Argyle set land off to Old Town in 1843. Part of Argyle was set off to form Alton in 1844. Argyle surrendered its town organization in 1937, and thereafter became an unorganized territory.[2]


  1. Michael J. Leclerc, Genealogist's Handbook for New England Research, 5th ed. (Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2012), 151. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 974 D27g 2012.
  2. 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), 129 (digital p. 138). A digital version is available via a link in the FHL Catalog.