Dec 9, 2014

Indian Place Names of Waldo & Knox Counties

From "Indian Place Names of New England, Compiled 1962 by John C Huden, Heye Foundation. New York Museum of the American Indian

WALDO COUNTY INDIAN PLACE NAMES
Agoncy a mythical Indian place near the mouth of Penobscot River, Waldo County, Me. Huron, "an island." Anciently Aguncia,
Aguahassideck Fort Point, Waldo Co, Me. Abnaki, "landing place for canoes." also where otters slid into the water; "otter-slides."
Aguahega Damariscove Island, Waldo County, Me. Abnaki, "a landing place" for canoes.
Aguncia Waldo County, Me. Probably Huron, "an island." See Agoncy.
Ammacongan Falls, St. George River, Waldo County, Me. Ahnaki, ''fish drying and curing" station. Variant: Ammon-congin.
Awassawamkeak Sears Island, Waldo County, Me. Abnaki, "the shining sandy beach and beyond."
Catamawawa North Branch of Marsh River, Waldo County, Me. Ahnaki, "very rough" ? (k'tamahaga).
Edalitehwakeelamook. Bald Hill Cove, Waldo County, Me. Abnaki, "place where they run uphill" trial of strength & endurance.
Essick, Stockton Harbor, Waldo County, Me. Ahnaki, "clam place." These were softshell clams used for baking and steaming.
Heagan Mountain, Waldo County, Me. PennacookP "a dwelling." Possibly named for chief Sampson Hegan, 1698.
Kanakolus Bay, Waldo County, Me. Ahnaki, "long flame"?
Kinabsk atnek , Mount Waldo, Waldo Co, Me. Abnaki, "steep rocky mountain."
K'tchi-peskwahonda Fort Knox, Waldo County, Me. Abnaki, "big guns."
Kwikwimes-witicook Marsh River, Waldo Co, Me. Abnaki, "black duck stream."
Madagamus Hill, Waldo County, Me. Abnaki, "snowshoe tracks" left by Glooskap when he jumped across Penobscot Bay, in pursuit of a moose calf.
Mosemadage Castine, Waldo County, Me. Abnaki, "snow shoe marks." Spelled also Mosemadega.
Ooniganissek Cape Jellison Neck, Waldo County, Me. Ahnaki, "at the short carry." Also Ouinigansek
Opeche Stream in Waldo County, Me. Chippewa, "a robin."
Paquatanee Waldo County, Me. Ahnaki, "far from us," off the beaten track, out of the way.
Passagas-sa-waukeag at head of Belfast Bay, Waldo County, Me. Malecite, "place for spearing sturgeon by torch light."
Passawaukeag Lake, Waldo County, Me. Malecite, "place of the sturgeon."
Penopsquacook Waldo County, Me. Abnaki, ''steep, rocky place."
Pitow baygook Long Island, Waldo County, Me. Abnaki, "be- tween two channels;" also given as Pitau-begwi-menahanuk, "the island between two channels."
Quantabacook Lake, Waldo County, Me. Ahnaki, "plenty of game (fur-bearing) animals."?
Quontabacook Lake, Waldo County, Me. Ahnaki, "plenty of (muskrat or beaver) at this pond."
Sacasaaki River, Waldo County, Me. Ahnaki, "place near a small outlet," or "land near a brook" ?
Sheepscot Pond, River and Village, Waldo County, Me. Abnaki, "many rocky channels." Also, Shepscooke, Shippscutt, etc. Sheganishkachoke see Shaganiscathoke.
Tuck Mountain, Waldo County, Me. Doubtful; if Indian, probably Abnaki, "a tree." But more likely from English.
Wakalosen Fort Knox, Waldo County, Me. Abnaki, "rocks in a circle;" hence an enclosure, a fort.
Wasa-umkeag Sears Island, Waldo County, Me. Abnaki, "at the shining sandy beach." Also Wasumkeag and Wassamkeag.
Winnecook Village, Waldo County, Me. Ahnaki, "at the portage."
Cheemahn, Long Island, Waldo County, Me.,

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KNOX COUNTY INDIAN PLACE NAMES
Acquehadongonock Point, Knox Co, Me. Ahnaki,"place where canoes are slid in and out of water." Canoe-harbor at fishing place
Ahquanahaganoc Knox County, Me. Abnaki, "a sweat bath."
Bedabek Knox County, Me. Malecite, "head of the bay" at Rockland. Variant, Bedabedec.
Catawamkeak shores of Knox County, Me., near Rockland.
Chebogardinac Knox County, Me. Penobscot, "at the high hill."
Cheouanasag Falls, Knox County, Me. Ahnaki, "at the big portage."
Chickawaukee Lake, Knox County, Me. This is not a genuine Indian name, but a composite "good, sweet, fresh, or drinkable."
Emmetinic Matinicus Island, Knox County, Me. This old form  appears in the Jesuit Relations, 1611. See Matinicus.
Kaskoonaguk Mark Island, Knox County, Me. Ahnaki, "crane island."
Katawamkeag. Lermond's Cove, Knox Co Me. Abnaki, "the great landing place," or "much sand exposed when the tide is out."
Konesanouskek St. George Peninsula, Knox County, Me. Abnaki, "at the long rocky place."
K't-ahguantek the Grand Landing Place, Knox County, Me. Abnaki, "the principal landing place."
Ma-adameg Falls, Knox County, Me. Abnaki, "alewives place."
Mada-Kamigosek modern Indian name for Camden, Knox County, Me. Penobscot-Abnaki, "big ridge place."
Madam Bettox Mountain, Knox County, Me. Abnaki?  "alewives' pond," Chickawaukee. Also Medambettox, Medambetek.
Magwin tegwak Lincolnville Beach, Knox County, Me. Abnaki, "choppy seas."
Majum-quassebem Pond, Knox County, Me. Abnaki, "worthless (or bad) pond."
Mastomquoog Island, Knox County, Me. Abnaki, "the place of  big rocks" ?
Matinicus Island and Rock, Knox County, Me. The largest of a group of islands well out to sea. Abnaki, "far-out island."
Megunticook Lake, Knox County, Me. Micmac or Malecite, "big mountain harbor."
Menannah Bay and Island, Knox County, Me. Abnaki, "the island, out at sea."
Menasquassicook Matinicus Island, Knox County, Me. Abnaki, "at the grassy islands.
Meniekec St. George Island, Knox Co, Me. Abnaki, "at the place of the sheltering island".Windbreak for canoes. Also Meniquet.
Meskeekwagamasic Black Pond, Knox County, Me. Ahnaki, "grassy pond," or "pond with grassy banks."
Metinic Island, Knox County, Me. Ahnaki, "far out island." Variant, Metineag.
Monhegan Island, Knox County, Me. Malecite? Micmac? "out to sea island." Variant, Monliagon.
Moniecook Barter Island, Knox County, Me. Micmac, "at the island."
Moratiggon Island, Knox County, Me. Probably Old Abnaki,  "passage, or strait" between the island and the mainland.
Murranook Island, Knox County, Me. Malecite, "the island." See Monhegan.
Namdamassuag'im Knox County, Me. Ahnaki, "sucker lake."
Necotok location unknown, perhaps in Knox County, Me?.
Negunisis Knox County, Me. Abnaki, contraction and modification of Ouinigansees, "small (or short) portage." Also Negunsis.
Negunticook Camden Harbor, Knox County, Me. Micmac, "big mountain harbor."
Nehumkee or Nehumkike Several places in York, Cumberland, Knox, Penobscot, Kennebec, Counties, Me. Abnaki, "eel place"
Nequassabemasis Knox County, Me. Ahnaki, "small pond."
Nequassebem Knox County, Me. Ahnaki, "a pond or lake."
Netakamikus Knox County, Me. Penobscot- Abnaki, "big ridge." Variant, Netiikhamakoos.
Nollidgewanticook River, Knox County, Me. Ahnaki, "place above the falls in the river" ?
Nusalk Chunangan maybe on Penobscot Bay, Knox County, Me. Perhaps Abnaki, "village near the big fish weir." Nutskamongan. Poguassek Knox County, Me. Abnaki, "moonlight," or "moonlit place." See also Pok-o -moonshine.
Pudjquenssis-ak Knox County, Me. Ahnaki, "abode of the powerful sorceress." ? Variant, Pukdjinskwes.
Quesquitcumegek Ridge Knox County, Me. Ahnaki, "long carry over high land," or "long ridge." Also Quesquitcumgee.
Quisquamego Knox County, Me. Abnaki, "long ridge," or "long peninsula." Also Kwesahkamegus.
Raggertask Island, Ragged Island, Knox County, Me. Ahnaki? Micmac? possibly from naghetobsk, "island rocks." ?
Saquid mouth of St. George River, Knox County, Me. Ahnaki, "the outlet'.
Segocket mouth of St. George River, Knox County, Me. Ahnaki, "at the outlet." Variants Segoquet, Segocket, Segohquet.
Sennebec or Sennibec Pond, Knox County, Me. Abnaki, "rocks in the pond."
Sooneybeag Pond, Knox County, Me. Ahnaki, "stones in pond."
Squitcomegek Falls, Knox County, Me. Abnaki, "at the long ridge.''
Tahanock Knox County, Me. Micmac, "toward the open sea;"  this is on Simanca's Map, 1610.
Torube Pond, Knox County, Me. Old Abnaki, "snapping-turtle," or (along the coast) a large sea-turtle, a terrapin.
Tsabakwa Knox County, Me. Ahnaki, "I hide my provisions," or, "I cache my food."
Tzawapa Knox County, Me. Old Abnaki, "a crossing place in a river or stream," that is, "a ford." Also Tzawipi.
Wawenock Knox, Lincoln and Sagadahoc Counties, Me. Abnaki, "bay country" or "inlet places." Until 1730 ( ?) populated by
Walinakiak, "people of the bay country" Moved to Canada. Last known Walinakiak speaker died 1919 in Becancour, Quebec,
Wakalosen Fort Knox, Waldo County, Me. Abnaki, "rocks in a circle;" hence an enclosure, a fort.
Wedebegek Knox County, Me. Malecite? Micmac? "head of the bay," the beginning of Penobscot Bay.
Weskeag Creek, Knox County, Me. See Wessaweskeag.
Wessaweskeag Knox County, Me. Ahnaki, "tidal creek at the  peninsula." Now Weskeag. Variant, Wessamesskek.

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