Research

A great resource for many researchers is Sketches of Brooks History by Seth Norwood (1935), which can be found in numerous libraries in the state and can be viewed online here.

The following is a directory and collection of links about the Town of Brooks and its history that may be useful to you.

ARTICLES
A Gazetteer of the State of Maine 1886 – History of Brooks, Maine
Community Rallies to Replace Roof on Brooks Church (2019)
Dwindling Membership Dooms Grange (2018)
Modern Quakers to Meet in Building from 1822 (2010)
Railroad Station, Brooks, Maine
Small Waldo County Town Experiencing a Business Boom (2014)

The Patriarch of Brooks (1905)

ASSESSMENTS
Maine Resources, Maine Reduction Company – StoneHill Environmental Site Assessment – Phases I & II (2015)

CEMETERIES
Friends Cemetery
Kinney Cemetery
Pilley Cemetery
Reynolds Cemetery
Rose Cemetery
* Plans for Rose Cemetery (1941)
Wentworth Cemetery

LAKES AND PONDS
Ellis Pond
Halfmoon Pond
Lake Passagassawaukeag (Randall Pond)
Sanborn Pond

MAPS
1815 Waldo County Planbook, Pg. 3 – Survey of Jackson, Brooks, and Searsmont (Maine State Archives)
1859 Waldo County Map (Library of Congress)
1884 Waldo County Map (Maine State Archives)
1885 Waldo County Map (David Rumsey Map Collection)
1929 Topographic Brooks Quadrangle Map (U.S. Geological Survey, University of Texas)
1940 Census Enumeration District Map – Waldo County (National Archives)
1950 Census Enumeration District Map – Waldo County (National Archives)
1976 State of Maine Waldo County Map (Osher Map Library, University of Southern Maine)
2014 Surficial Geology of Brooks East Quadrangle (Maine Geological Survey)

TOWN REPORTS
Historical Reports 1892 – 2009, University of Maine
Town of Brooks Comprehensive Plan (2003)