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Deer Isle Town

Hancock County, Maine

Deer Isle Town Hall, P.O. Box 46, Deer Isle, ME 04627.
Phone: 207‑348‑9398.


The town forms the northern 2/3rds of Deer Island and includes three small islands to the west, in Penobscot Bay.

Beginnings [1]

The island was first visited by Europeans in 1605. The abundance of deer in its forests gave it its name. The first settlement commenced near what was known as "Scott Farm," by William Eaton, in 1762. The first church was established in 1733 with Reverend Mr. Noble as the first preacher. The first pastor was Reverend Peter Powers. The town was incorporated in 1789.

  1. Samuel Wasson, A Survey of Hancock County Maine, Sprague, Owen & Nash, Printers to the State, 1878, Augusta.