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)


 
Belfast Belmont Brooks Burnham Frankfort
Freedom Islesboro Jackson Knox Liberty
Lincolnville Monroe Montville Morrill Northport
Palermo Prospect Searsmont Searsport Stockton Springs
Swanville Thorndike Troy Unity Waldo

 

 

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

Austin Marriner

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


 

Belfast Belmont Brooks Burnham Frankfort Freedom
Islesboro Jackson Knox Liberty Lincolnville Monroe
Montville Morrill Northport Palermo Prospect Searsmont
Searsport Stockton Springs Swanville Thorndike Troy Unity
Waldo Winterport Waldo County      

 

 

 

 

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