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Hancock County
The county seat is Ellsworth.
It was incorporated in 1789 and contains 1,522 sq miles. Hancock County was named for John Hancock,
the first governor of Massachusetts who was most famous for his signature being the largest on the Declaration of Independence.

Founded: 1790
Largest city: Ellsworth


Cities and Towns
* Amherst * Aurora * Bar Harbor (town) * Blue Hill * Brooklin
* Brooksville * Bucksport * Castine * Cranberry Isles * Dedham
* Deer Isle * Eastbrook * Ellsworth * Franklin * Frenchboro
* Gouldsboro * Great Pond * Hancock * Lamoine
* Mariaville * Mount Desert * Orland * Osborn
* Otis * Penobscot * Sedgwick * Sorrento * Southwest Harbor
* Stonington * Sullivan * Surry * Swans Island
* Tremont * Trenton * Verona * Waltham * Winter Harbor



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CEMETERIES

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OBITUARIES

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DEATHS

SCHOOL

FAMILIES

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Updates


September 2015
Military: Civil War Soldiers of Castine

July 2015:
History: Origins of Names of Places, Brooksville
Deaths: Gravestone Inscriptions, Brooksville
Military: Revolutionary War Men of Brooksville.
Military: War of 1812 Men of Brooksville

May 2015
News: Accidents and Tragedies:  Schooner Emma Jane, Robert Gerry, Elliott Jordan, 2d, Mr. Tracy
News/Anniversarys and parties: Mr. and Mrs. Benj. Gross, 50th wedding anniversary

March 2015:
Biographies: Elias Morey, Jr.; John Finney; Cushing Stewart; Seth Kempton, Alexander Kiff
Miscellaneous: Ships and Sailors: George Tapley,  Robert Tapley, Abram Tapley, Jerome Tapley, John Tapley, Thomas Tapley, William Tapley
Miscellaneous:  Residents of Brooksville over Seventy in 1935


January 2015:
Biographies: Joseph Remick, John Cook, Rev. Bryant Lennan, John Valentine, Kimball Herrick
News/ Marriages: Anderson-Buck
News/Deaths: Captain Henry Gilley, C.H. Cottle, Mrs. S.B. Dole, Mr. Green West
News/Sick List: Mrs. Abbott
News/Parties/Anniversaries:  Mrs. Malcolm Long
Vessels Lost at Sea: Schooner Lyman M. Law

ADJACENT COUNTIES:
* Penobscot County, Maine - north
* Washington County, Maine - northeast
* Waldo County, Maine - west



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