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1820s Maine map, Library of Congress, Geography and Map Division

Maine

Statehood: 15 Mar 1820
23rd state of the United States

Bordering states:
West: New Hampshire

Capital: Augusta

Largest city:Β Portland

Map: Maine, 1820s
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Library of Congress, Geography and Map Division

Counties: Original counties as listed in the 1820 Maine Constitution, Article 5, Schedule, Sect. 1: Cumberland, Hancock, Kennebec, Lincoln, Oxford, Penobscot, Somerset, Washington, and York. Maine County Creation Dates and Parent Counties. Counties in 2020: 16.

Resources

Virtual Libraries

State of Maine

Documentary History of the State of Maine, Maine Historical Society, 1900.

A Gazetteer of the State of Maine, Geo. J. Varney, 1881.

Genealogical and Family History of the State of Maine, vol. 3, Rev. Henry S. Burrage, D.D., 1909.

The History of the State of Maine : from its First Discovery, A.D. 1602, to the Separation, A.D. 1820, vol. 1, William D. Williamson, 1832.

The History of the State of Maine : from its First Discovery, A.D. 1602, to the Separation, A.D. 1820, vol. 2, William D. Williamson, 1832.

Maine: Her Place in History, Address Delivered at the Centennial Exhibition, Philadelphia, Nov. 4, 1876, Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, 1877.

Maine; a History, Louis Clinton Hatch, 1919.

The Maine Historical Magazine, 1891.

The Penobscot Language of Maine, J. Dyneley Prince, 1910.

Androscoggin County

History of Androscoggin County, Maine, Georgia Drew Merrill, 1891.

Cumberland County

Falmouth, Maine, Town Records, Book 1, 1718-1728, book one.

History of Cumberland Co., Maine, W. W. Clayton, 1880.

Hancock County

History of Castine, Penobscot, and Brooksville, Maine; including the Ancient Settlement of PentagΓΆet, George Augustus Wheeler, 1875.

Vital Statistics, Copied from Town Records, Penobscot, Maine, 1787, Date of Incorporation, to 1875, Brooksville Historical Society, 1940.

Penobscot County

The Bangor Historical Magazine, vol. 5, Joseph W. Porter, editor, July 1889-June 1890.

Bangor, Maine, an Illustrated History, 1769-1976, James B. Vickery, Bangor Bi-Centennial Committee, 1976. Note; Must be logged in; can be borrowed for one hour.

History of Penobscot County, Maine; with Illustrations and Biographical Sketches, Williams, Chase, and Co.,1882.

York County

History of York County, Maine, W. W. Clayton, 1880.

Manuscripts

Maine Manuscripts, Archive Grid

Maine Manuscripts, Library of Congress

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