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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Maine Genealogy|Maine]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Hancock County, Maine Genealogy|Hancock]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Penobscot'''{{MEHanPenMap}}
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'''Town of Penobscot Town Clerk'''<br>1 Southern Bay Road<br>Penobscot, ME 04476<br>Phone: (207)326-4364<br>[http://www.penobscot-maine.com/ Penobscot Website]
  
 
=== Brief History  ===
 
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'''Penobscot''' is a town in Hancock County, Maine on the eastern shore of the Penobscot River and surrounding the headwaters of the Bagaduce River.&nbsp; It was the "mother town" of Castine and Brooksville and 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).  
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'''Penobscot''' was first organized from Township Number 3 East of Penobscot River, Livermore Survey (T3 EPR LS) (also known as Township Number 3 West of Union River) as '''Majorbigwaduce Plantation''' (also known as 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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'''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>
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'''Town boundary changes:''' 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.
  
 
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'''Adjacent towns: ''Hancock Co.: '' [[Aurora, Maine|Aurora]] | [[Great Pond, Maine|Great&nbsp;Pond]] | [[Manville, Maine|Manville]] | [[Osborn, Maine|Osborn]] | Northwest-Hancock-Unorganized | ''Penobscot Co.: '' [[Bradley, Maine|Bradley]] | [[Clifton, Maine|Clifton]]'''
 
  
 
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Latest revision as of 15:50, 10 August 2017

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Town Clerk

Town of Penobscot Town Clerk
1 Southern Bay Road
Penobscot, ME 04476
Phone: (207)326-4364
Penobscot Website

Brief History

Penobscot was first organized from Township Number 3 East of Penobscot River, Livermore Survey (T3 EPR LS) (also known as Township Number 3 West of Union River) as Majorbigwaduce Plantation (also known as Magorbigwaduce, aka Magabagwaduce, aka Maja Bagadoose) prior to 1787. In 1787 this plantation was incorporated as the Town of Penobscot.[1] 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).[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.

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

  1. name="Penobscot">Penobscot, Hancock County, Maine in Maine Genealogy (accessed 12 November 2013).
  2. Internet Archive Full History of Penobscot County, Maine