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Bucksport Town

Hancock County, Maine

Bucksport Town Hall is located at 50 Main Street, Bucksport ME 04416.
Phone: 207‑469‑7368.


Founded in 1764 this coastal town sits on Penobscot Bay. Bucksport has a good number of properties that have been listed on the National Register of Historic Places, including: Wilson Hall, The Jed Prouty Tavern and Inn, the Phineas Heywood House, the James Emery House, Duck Cove School, the Brown-Pilsbury Double House, Buck Memorial Library, Bucksport Railroad Station, and the Elm Street Congregational Church and Parish House.

Beginnings [1]

Located at the mouth of the Penobscot River, Bucksport has enjoyed the many endeavors, enterprises, and advantages associated with busy coastal towns. Plantation No. 1, as Bucksport was originally called, was first settled in 1764 by Jonathan Buck of Haverhill, Mass. No doubt aware of the commercial and strategic possibilities of the site, Buck immediately set up a saw-mill to provide materials for building the settlement as well as for trading. In 1771 Buck built the sloop Hannah, to carry his lumber to southern ports, the first of many ships to be built in Bucksport, and the first to be built on the Penobscot. By 1775 there were twenty-one families living in the settlement.

  1. Bucksport Bay Area Chamber of Commerce, Relocation Information, 2006, www.bucksportbaychamber.com, accessed May 2010.