A BRIEF HISTORICAL SKETCH
Waldo County was erected 3 July, 1827 (Public Laws, chs.354,362), by setting off all of
Hancock County lying west of Penobscot Bay and River, taking from Lincoln County the
towns of Camden, Hope, Liberty, Montville, and Palermo, and Appleton Plantation, and from
Kennebec County the towns of Freedom, Unity, Montgomery, and Burnham. The northern
boundary of the county was formed by the south lines of Penobscot and Somerset Counties
and has remained unaltered.
In 1836, one estate was annexed to Camden from Warren on Lincoln County (ch.17)
The town of Vinalhaven was annexed from Hancock County, March 15,1838 (ch. 451)
Three homesteads were set off from the Town of Palermo to the town of Washington in Lincoln County, April 11 1854 ( (Public Laws, Chapter 327)
The towns of Appleton, Camden, Hope, North Haven, and Vinalhaven were set off to form part of the new county of Knox, April 1,1860 (Public Laws, ch. 146)
In 1873 part of Clinton Gore Plantation in Kennebec County was annexed to Burnham (ch. 384).
The present boundaries of Waldo County include 26 towns and 1 city: the city of Belfast and the towns of Belmont, Brooks, Burnham, Frankfort, Freedom, Islesborough, Jackson, Knox, Liberty, Lincolnville, Monroe, Montville, Morrill, Northport, Palermo, Prospect, Searsmont, Searsport, Stockton Springs, Swanville, Thorndike, Troy, Unity, Waldo and Winterport.
The above was taken from a Publication of the Maine State Archives named Counties, Cities, Towns and Plantations of Maine; A handbook of Incorporations, Dissolutions and Boundary Changes.
Prepared by The Maine Historical Records Survey Project. Division of Professional and Service Projects Works Projects Administration, Portland, Maine
The Maine Historical Records Survey Project, 1940
1859 MAPS OF WALDO COUNTY TOWNS
(The following maps have been copied from an 1859 Wall Map of Waldo County)
(Click on the thumbnail maps for close detail)
Biographies of Notable Residents of Waldo County, Maine
|Joseph Plumb Martin||Francis Hezekiah Levenseller||Millie Boynton Hannan|
|Gladys Nancy Hannan Maresh||Mary Jane (O’Neil) Lermond||Jennie Marie (Levenseller) Morse|
|Annie (Marriner) Lermond||Elden Nathan Rowell||Martin Van Buren Hannan|
|Edward Burgess||Ada Laura (Morse) Howard|
|Janette Mary Morse||Anthony Frank Maresh||Clara Lermond Overlock|
|Persis Mae Thomas||Lucy Ann Cochran||Martin Overlock|
|Susan Marie (Shea) Morse||Morse Family of Belmont|
Photos of Notable Waldo County, Maine Residents
|Ancestors of Linda Miller Clark (in progress)|
Historical Sketches, Notes and Reports of Waldo County Towns