Fort Kent in Aroostook County, Maine — The American Northeast (New England)
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
Location. 47° 15.161′ N, 68° 35.702′ W. Marker is in Fort Kent, Maine, in Aroostook County. Marker is on Blockhouse Road. Click for map. The blockhouse is located in a small park in Fort Kent by the side of the Fish River. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Kent ME 04743, United States of America.
Regarding Fort Kent. The fort was built to defend the claims of the United States for the northern border of Maine. No shots were fired here. The dispute between Canada and the U.S. was settled peacefully by the Webster-Ashburton Treaty of 1842.
Also see . . .
1. The Border Dispute. How the Maine-New Brunswick border was finalized. (Submitted on August 15, 2007.)
2. The Aroostook War. “The Aroostook War, also called the Pork and Beans War, the Lumberjack’s War or the Northeastern Boundary Dispute, was an undeclared confrontation in 1838-39 between Americans and the United (Submitted on August 15, 2007.)
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