We are a
private membership organization open to the public and dedicated to
the study and publication of the history of Trescott, Maine. We have
elected officers, and general policy is set by a Board of Directors.
We have over 435 family surname files covering the years 1785 to
1920, including historical maps and surveys. Additional files cover
the years from 1920 to 1945 (when the town deorganized) and later,
1946 to the present, when all vital records have been recorded in
the bordering town of Lubec.
Since most of the early settlers and later inhabitants moved from
the area for economic reasons, we are interested in receiving and
sharing information with descendants of former Trescott, Maine residents.
Little Moose Island off Eastern Head
in South Trescott
The Society sponsors a variety of activities including public
lectures, genealogy exchanges and outings. Members are actively
researching and organizing historical documents, and gradually
adding material to the THS website. A recent project has been
re-issuing the 1881 Atlas of Washington County.
Negatives of the Lubec area in 1911
We are happy to make available for all to enjoy
a very rare find — 65 photographs
taken in Lubec and nearby areas in 1911! The photographer is unknown, but the
surroundings will seem familiar. We would love feedback about
any of these intriguing glimpses into our past. If you recognize
anything or anyone, please let us know so we can share the
The Trescott Historical
Society is a private membership organization and is open to the
public. We are dedicated to the study and publication of the history
of the Township of Trescott, Maine. The now-unincorporated town of
Trescott is nestled between the towns of Whiting & Cutler to the
west, and Lubec to the east. To the north are the shores of Whiting
Bay and Straight Bay, and to the south is Grand Manan Channel in the
mouth of the Bay of Fundy.
Formerly known as Plantation No. 9, it was incorporated in 1827,
named after Major Lemuel Trescott (1751-1826), a patriot from the
American Revolution, who had moved to the area in 1784, and had
become a prominent citizen. During those early days, the town of
Trescott was busy with lumbering, farming and