Prentiss, Penobscot County, Maine Genealogy

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Prentiss is both an extinct town, and extinct plantation; now it is an unorganized territory (township) in Penobscot County, Maine. The town was created from Township 7 R3 North of Bingham's Penobscot Purchase in 1858. Prentiss annexed land from Drew Plantation in 1869. The Prentiss Town incorporation was surrendered and its status was changed to unorganized territory in 1939.[1] However, Prentiss Plantation was organized in 1950 from the unorganized territory. The plantation status was repealed in 1990, and since then Prentiss has been unorganized territory.[2]

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  1. Maine Historical Records Survey Project, Division of Professional and Service Projects, Work Projects Administration, Counties, Cities, Towns, and Plantations of Maine: a Handbook of Incorporations, Dissolutions, and Boundary Changes (Portland, Maine: The Survey, 1940), 177 (digital p. 186). A digital version is available via a link in the FamilySearch Catalog.
  2. Michael J. Leclerc, Genealogist's Handbook for New England Research, 5th ed. (Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2012), 154. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 974 D27g 2012.