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Argyle, Penobscot County, Maine Genealogy

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Argyle is an extinct plantation and town, now an unorganized territory (township) in Penobscot County, Maine.[1] Argyle was settled in 1810.[2] Argyle Plantation was organized 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 east part of Argyle Plantation was used to form the town of Argyle in 1839. The Moor Tract was set off to Old Town in 1843. Part of Argyle was also set off to form Alton in 1844. The remainder Argyle surrendered its town organization in 1937, and thereafter became an unorganized territory.[3] [4]

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  1. WikiPedia: the Free Encyclopedia.
  2. Michael J. Leclerc, Genealogist's Handbook for New England Research, 5th ed. (Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2012), 151. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 974 D27g 2012.
  3. 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), 129 (digital p. 138). A digital version is available via a link in the FamilySearch Catalog.
  4. Argyle, Penobscot County, Maine in Maine Genealogy (accessed 3 November 2013).