Mount Desert Island Town Records

part of the Mount Desert Island Cultural History Project

(updated 27 March 2013)

Welcome to the Town Records of Mount Desert Island home page, part of the Mount Desert Island Cultural History Project.

Purpose of this web page:

The purpose of this web page is to present town records for each of the towns on Mount Desert Island with the exception of Trenton, which covers only a very small portion at the northern end of the island.

How to contribute:

All information (including images) should be e-mailed to or sent by traditional mail to MDI Town Records, c/o Mount Desert Island Historical Society; P. O. Box 653; Mount Desert, ME 04660.

The towns named below are listed in their order of incorporation. Information about a town prior to its incorporation will be found under the town from which it was taken.

Mount Desert – incorporated 17 February 1789
Eden [now Bar Harbor] – incorporated 23 February 1796 as Eden
Seaville (now part of Mount Desert and Tremont) – incorporated 9 March 1838; unincorporated 24 February 1859
Mansel [now Tremont] – incorporated 3 June 1848 as Mansel (name changed to Tremont 8 August 1848)
Southwest Harbor – incorporated February 1905

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