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{{stub}}''[[United States|United States]] > [[Maine|Maine]] > Hancock County'' [[Image:Me-hancock.png|thumb|right|300px|showing location of Hancock County.]]
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Maine]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Hancock County'''
  
== [http://www.co.hancock.me.us/ County Courthouse]  ==
 
  
50 State Street, Suite 7 <br>Ellsworth, Maine 04605
 
  
== History  ==
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Hancock County
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| county_map = Me-hancock.png
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| state = Maine
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| founded year = 1789
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| founded date = June 25
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| seat = Ellsworth
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| building address = Hancock County Courthouse<br> 50 State Street<br>Ellsworth, ME 04605<br>Phone. 207.667.9542<br>[http://co.hancock.me.us/ '''Hancock County Website'''] }}
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=== County Courthouse  ===
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{{MEDC}}<br>Town Clerks have birth, marriage and death records.<br>Clerk Superior Court has divorce and court records.<br>Probate Office has probate records.<br> Register of Deeds has land records. <br>County Clerk has marriage records 1789-1891. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Hancock County, Maine page 304, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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=== History  ===
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
Created 25 June 1789 from [[Lincoln County, Maine|Lincoln ]]County. <ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;referer=brief_results ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>
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Created 25 June 1789 from [[Lincoln County, Maine|Lincoln ]]County. <ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;referer=brief_results ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
 
*Two partitions:  
 
*Two partitions:  
**[[Penobscot_County,_Maine|Penobscot]] County 15 February 1816. <ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;referer=brief_results ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>  
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**[[Penobscot County, Maine|Penobscot]] County 15 February 1816. <ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;referer=brief_results ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>  
**[[Waldo_County,_Maine|Waldo]] County 7 February 1827. <ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;referer=brief_results ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>
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**[[Waldo County, Maine|Waldo]] County 7 February 1827. <ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;referer=brief_results ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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<div style="float: left; width: 147%">{{MEHancockCoTownsMap}}</div>
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=== Places / Localities  ===
  
== Places / Localities  ==
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'''City''' &nbsp; • Ellsworth
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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'''Towns'''
  
===== City  =====
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{| width="51%" class="FCK__ShowTableBorders"
 
 
*Ellsworth
 
 
 
===== Towns  =====
 
 
 
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|-
 
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*Amherst  
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*[[Amherst, Maine|Amherst]]
 
*Aurora  
 
*Aurora  
 
*Bar Harbor  
 
*Bar Harbor  
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===== Unorganized territories =====
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'''Unorganized territories.''' For further details see [[Maine townships]].
  
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*'''''Central Hancock:''''' Fletchers Landing
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*'''''Eagle Island'''''
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*'''''East Hancock:'''''
*Central Hancock
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**Township 3 North Division and Strip North
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**Township 4 North Division and Strip North (a.k.a. Oqiton Township)
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**Township 7 South Division
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**Township 9 South Division
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**Township 10 South Division
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**Township 16 Middle Division
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**Township 22 Middle Division
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**Township 28 Middle Division
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**Township 34 Middle Division
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**Township 35 Middle Division
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**Township 39 Middle Division
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**Township 40 Middle Division
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**Township 41 Middle Division
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*'''''Northwest Hancock:''''' Township 32 Middle Division
  
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'''Communities''' &nbsp; • Bar Harbor &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;• Bucksport
*East Hancock
 
  
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'''Villages''' &nbsp; • Bass Harbor &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;• Islesford &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;• Minturn &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;• Northeast Harbor
*Northwest Hancock
 
 
 
|}
 
 
 
===== Communities  =====
 
  
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'''Indian Reservation''' &nbsp; • Penobscot Indian Island Reservation
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*Bar Harbor
 
  
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'''Extinct towns''' &nbsp; • Seaville<ref>Michael J. Leclerc, ''Genealogist's Handbook for New England Research'', 5th ed. (Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2012), 99. {{WorldCat|779626228|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1967587|item|disp=FHL Book 974 D27g 2012}}.</ref>
*Bucksport
 
 
 
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===== Villages  =====
 
 
 
{| width="60%" class="FCK__ShowTableBorders"
 
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*Bass Harbor
 
*Islesford
 
 
 
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*Minturn
 
 
 
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*Northeast Harbor
 
 
 
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
[[Penobscot County, Maine|Penobscot]] | [[Waldo County, Maine|Waldo]] | [[Washington County, Maine|Washington]]
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[[Knox County, Maine|Knox]] | [[Penobscot County, Maine|Penobscot]] | [[Waldo County, Maine|Waldo]] | [[Washington County, Maine|Washington]]  
  
== Resources  ==
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=== Resources  ===
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
== Societies and Libraries ==
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=== Libraries, Archives, Museums  ===
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[http://abbemuseum.org Abbe Museum]<br>"Inspiring New Learning About the Wabanaki Nations with Every Visit"<br><br>Two Locations:<br>26 Mount Desert Street<br>Bar Harbor, Maine 04609 <br><br>Abbe at Sieur de Monts Spring<br>Acadia National Park<br><br>(207) 288-3519 <br>[mailto:info@abbemuseum.org info@abbemuseum.org]
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==== Family history Centers  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Ellsworth Maine Family History Center]]
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=== Societies - Genealogical, Historical, Lineage ===
  
== Web Sites  ==
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=== Web Sites  ===
  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mehancoc/ The Hancock County MEGenWeb Project], an member of [[MEGenWeb|The MEGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mehancoc/ The Hancock County MEGenWeb Project], an member of [[MEGenWeb|The MEGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/me/hancock/hancfiles.html The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Hancock County  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/me/hancock/hancfiles.html The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Hancock County  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/me/hancock/hancfiles.html The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Hancock County (backup site)  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/me/hancock/hancfiles.html The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Hancock County (backup site)  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=182977&subject_disp=Maine%2C+Hancock&columns=*,0,0 FamilySearch.org] Family History Library catalog for Hancock County
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*{{FHL|Maine%2C+Hancock|subject|disp=FamilySearch.org}} Family History Library catalog for Hancock County
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=== References  ===
  
== References  ==
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Hancock County, Maine
Map
Map of Maine highlighting Hancock County
Location in the state of Maine
Map of the U.S. highlighting Maine
Location of Maine in the U.S.
Facts
Founded June 25, 1789
County Seat Ellsworth
Courthouse
Address Hancock County Courthouse
50 State Street
Ellsworth, ME 04605
Phone. 207.667.9542
Hancock County Website


County Courthouse

Hand and keyboard.jpg Maine
Online Records


Town Clerks have birth, marriage and death records.
Clerk Superior Court has divorce and court records.
Probate Office has probate records.
Register of Deeds has land records.
County Clerk has marriage records 1789-1891. [1]

History

Parent County

Created 25 June 1789 from Lincoln County. [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

City   • Ellsworth

Towns

  • Amherst
  • Aurora
  • Bar Harbor
  • Blue Hill
  • Brooklin
  • Brooksville
  • Bucksport
  • Castine
  • Cranberry Isles
  • Dedham
  • Deer Isle
  • Eastbrook
  • Franklin
  • Frenchboro
  • Gouldsboro
  • Great Pond
  • Hancock
  • Lamoine
  • Mariaville
  • Mount Desert
  • Orland
  • Osborn
  • Otis
  • Penobscot
  • Sedgwick
  • Sorrento
  • Southwest Harbor
  • Stonington
  • Sullivan
  • Surry
  • Swan's Island
  • Tremont
  • Trenton
  • Verona Island
  • Waltham
  • Winter Harbor

Unorganized territories. For further details see Maine townships.

  • Central Hancock: Fletchers Landing
  • Eagle Island
  • East Hancock:
    • Township 3 North Division and Strip North
    • Township 4 North Division and Strip North (a.k.a. Oqiton Township)
    • Township 7 South Division
    • Township 9 South Division
    • Township 10 South Division
    • Township 16 Middle Division
    • Township 22 Middle Division
    • Township 28 Middle Division
    • Township 34 Middle Division
    • Township 35 Middle Division
    • Township 39 Middle Division
    • Township 40 Middle Division
    • Township 41 Middle Division
  • Northwest Hancock: Township 32 Middle Division

Communities   • Bar Harbor         • Bucksport

Villages   • Bass Harbor         • Islesford         • Minturn         • Northeast Harbor

Indian Reservation   • Penobscot Indian Island Reservation

Extinct towns   • Seaville[2]

Neighboring Counties

Knox | Penobscot | Waldo | Washington

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Gazetteers

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Libraries, Archives, Museums

Abbe Museum
"Inspiring New Learning About the Wabanaki Nations with Every Visit"

Two Locations:
26 Mount Desert Street
Bar Harbor, Maine 04609

Abbe at Sieur de Monts Spring
Acadia National Park

(207) 288-3519
info@abbemuseum.org

Family history Centers

Societies - Genealogical, Historical, Lineage

Web Sites

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Hancock 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 Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "HBG" defined multiple times with different content 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), 99. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 974 D27g 2012.
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