Statehood: 15 Mar 1820
23rd state of the United States
West: New Hampshire
Largest city: 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.
Institutions, Societies, and Government Websites
Small Town Newspapers
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Bangor Daily News, 1970s-2000s
Maine Maps, Library of Congress
Maine Landowner Maps, Library of Congress
Record Sets-State Level
Maine Record Sets (Ancestry Collections)
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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 Penobscot Language of Maine, J. Dyneley Prince, 1910.
History of Androscoggin County, Maine, Georgia Drew Merrill, 1891.
History of Cumberland Co., Maine, W. W. Clayton, 1880.
History of Castine, Penobscot, and Brooksville, Maine; including the Ancient Settlement of Pentagöet, George Augustus Wheeler, 1875.
Vital Statistics, Copied from Town Records, Penobscot, Maine, 1787, Date of Incorporation, to 1875, Brooksville Historical Society, 1940.
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.
History of York County, Maine, W. W. Clayton, 1880.
Maine Manuscripts, Archive Grid
Maine Manuscripts, Library of Congress