Established: 1790, as Hancock County, Massachusetts, from part of Lincoln County
County seat: Ellsworth
Towns & 1 City: City of Ellsworth; Towns (36 of them) are Amherst, Aurora, Bar Harbor, Blue Hill, Brooklin, Brooksville, Bucksport, Castine, Cranberry Isles, Dedham, Deer Isle, Eastbrook, Franklin, Frenchboro, Gouldsboro, Great Pond, Hancock, Lamoine, Mariaville, Mount Desert, Orland, Osborn, otis, Penobscot, Sedgwick, Sorrento, Southwest Harbor, Stonington, Sullivan, Surry, Swans Island, Tremont, Trenton, Verona Island, Waltham and Winter Harbor.
Area: 2,351 sq miles
County Website: www.co.hancock.me.us
DownEast Acadia/True Maine Website (exploring Hancock County and Washington County): www.downeastacadia.com
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