Alton, Penobscot County, Maine Genealogy

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Brief History[edit | edit source]

Alton (Penobscot Co.) was first organized as part of Argyle Plantation prior to 1839 from Old Indian Township Number 3 West of Penobscot River (T3 OIP WPR). It was also known as the Maine Literary and Theological Institute Grant, also known as the Birch Stream Settlement. The plantation was incorporated as the Town of Argyle in 1839. The Moor Tract was set off to Old Town in 1843. Land was also set off to form Alton in 1844.[1] Alton set off land to Old Town in 1863 and 1871.[2]

Additional data on Alton, Maine can be found in WikiPedia: the Free Encyclopedia.

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Historically, the largest religious groups in Maine were the Congregational, Baptist, Roman Catholic, and Methodist churches. For general information about Maine denominations, view the Maine Church Records wiki page.

To see the churches in Alton, visit FamilySearch Places.

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. The following are church records available online for the town of Alton:

City Directories[edit | edit source]

Land Records[edit | edit source]

The following are online land records for the town of Alton:

Libraries and Historical Societies[edit | edit source]

Maps[edit | edit source]

The following are online maps of the town of Alton:

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

In Maine, most probate records are kept at the town level. The following are online probate records for the town of Alton:

Town Histories[edit | edit source]

Town Records[edit | edit source]

In Maine, most records are kept at the town level and generally began being kept at the founding of the town. These records may include the following:

  • Births
  • Marriages
  • Deaths
  • Burials
  • Cemetery records
  • Appointments
  • Earmarks
  • Estrays (stray animals)
  • Freemens' oaths (men eligible to vote)
  • Land records
  • Mortgages
  • Name changes
  • Care of the poor
  • School records
  • Surveys
  • Tax lists
  • Town meeting minutes
  • Voter registrations
  • Warning outs (of town)

The following are Alton town records available online:

Town Clerk[edit | edit source]

The town clerk is responsible for these records, and so most originals can be found at the town clerk's office.

Town of Alton Town Clerk
3352 Bennoch Rd
Alton, ME 04468
Phone: (207)394-2601

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Births[edit | edit source]

Marriages[edit | edit source]

Deaths[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Penobscot County, Maine in Maine Genealogy (accessed 3 November 2013).
  2. Alton, Penobscot County, Maine in Maine Genealogy (accessed 3 November 2013).

Adjacent towns: Penobscot Co.: Argyle | Bradford | Hudson | Lagrange | Old Town