The Aroostook County History Project
History in Stones:
Mapping Cemeteries to Teach the History of Central Aroostook County
Thanks to the Zillman Family Professorship (July 2021-July 2023), the Maine Humanities Council Grant (April 2021-April 2022) and a Stephen and Tabitha King Foundation Grant (January 2022-December 2022), the contents of the website grew to include StoryMaps about the history of Central Aroostook County and searchable cemetery maps of the cemeteries in Central Aroostook County.
As time progresses, more StoryMaps and searchable cemetery maps will be added to the website. The goal is to include even more information about Central Aroostook County and eventually, Southern Aroostook County. The rich history of these regions needs more research and documentation. The information on this website is meant to provide more insight into the history and culture of Central and Southern Aroostook County. In addition, this website is meant to compliment the work of Dr. Dena Winslow, an independent academic historian who also researches and writes about the history of Aroostook County. Her work can be found on her website, Aroostook History.
Northern Aroostook County or the St. John Valley has had much research done on it by scholars, the National Park Service and local historians. To obtain materials for the St. John Valley, start by accessing the Acadian Archives website, which is part of the University of Maine at Fort Kent. Additional information about Maine Acadian Culture is provided by the National Park Service.