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Penobscot County, Maine

Penobscot County Courthouse is located at 97 Hammond Street, Bangor ME 04401; phone: 207-942-8535.


Beginnings [1]

The County of Penobscot was incorporated February 15th, 1816, being the ninth and last county established in the district of Maine prior to the separation. It embraced all the northern part of Hancock, above Frankfort, and Bucksport; and Bangor, a half-shire with Castine, since February 28, 1814, in which there was then established an office for the northern Registry of Deeds, was appointed the shire-town for the new county. Still, all matters arising within it, cognizable by the Supreme Court, were to be tried at Castine. County officers were: Samuel E. Dutton, Judge of Probate; Allen Gilman, Register of Probate; Jacob McGaw, County Attorney; Thomas Cobb, Clerk of the Courts; Jedediah Herrick, Sheriff; John Wilkins, Register of Deeds and County Treasurer.

  1. Williamson, William D., The History of the State of Maine; from its first discovery, A.D. 1602, to the separation, A.D. 1820, inclusive, volume II, 1832, Hallowell, Glazier, Masters & Co.


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