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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