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Welcome to Arnold ...

Although we found mention of Arnold during our research, we have little information about it.<1> Given the context of how Arnold was mentioned, we believe that it was a community rather than a locale or some type of landmark. We have done a cursory search and if it was a community, we haven't been able to find any evidence that it still exists..

While we are confident that Arnold was located in Penobscot County, we don't know its actual location within the county.

We've added Arnold to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. We would especially like to find the location of Arnold - knowing its coordinates, we can explore things like its relationship to neighboring communities, nearby cemeteries, etc. If you can help us with Arnold, please Contact Us.


The pronunciation of Arnold: AR-nuld<2>

Time Zone: The area where we believe that Arnold might be (or was) located is in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

We believe that Arnold would be found within the (207) area code.

Adding Arnold to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

That's the case with Arnold: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Arnold on a Rand McNally Map of Maine (1897).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Arnold on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Arnold ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 39 communities that are also named Arnold - they are located in Alabama, British Columbia, California (3), Georgia (6), Illinois (2), Iowa, Kansas (3), Kentucky (2), Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan (3), Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nova Scotia, Ohio, Pennsylvania (2), Texas, West Virginia (2) and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Arnold.

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The official website for State of Maine: https://www.maine.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer. For example, we might find a sentence like "He went south past Arnold and then turned west". While Arnold could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Arnold as a placeholder with the hope that we'll be able to add more information in the future.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Arnold could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Arnold. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.






















 

 

 

 

 


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