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Near Phippsburg in Sagadahoc County, Maine — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Percival P. Baxter

 
 
Percival P. Baxter Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 19, 2011
1. Percival P. Baxter Marker
Inscription.
Honorable
Percival P. Baxter
Governor of Maine
who arranged for the purchase of this and other forts from the Federal Government.

Fort Popham, with 6,73 acres of land was valued at $6,600.
Fort Baldwin, with 45.13 acres of land was valued at $5,000.
The transfer was made on September 20, 1924
John W. Weeks was Secretary of War at the time

 
Location. 43° 45.292′ N, 69° 47.004′ W. Marker is near Phippsburg, Maine, in Sagadahoc County. Click for map. Marker is on a lower casement (gun deck) wall inside Fort Popham State Historic Site, off Popham Road (Maine Route 209). Marker is in this post office area: Phippsburg ME 04562, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sites of Forts in this Area (a few steps from this marker); Forts on the Kennebec River (a few steps from this marker); Firing a Cannon (a few steps from this marker); The Casemate Key to a Fort's Design (a few steps from this marker); Fort Popham: Guardian of the Kennebec (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Popham State Historic Site
Percival P. Baxter Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 19, 2011
2. Percival P. Baxter Marker
(about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Phippsburg Veterans and Mariners Memorial (approx. 4.2 miles away); The Caulkers' Shed (1899) (approx. 9.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Phippsburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Percival Baxter. (Submitted on February 3, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Percival Baxter: A Man and a Mountain. (Submitted on February 3, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. A Brief History of Baxter State Park (Maine). (Submitted on February 3, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Fort Popham State Historic Site. (Submitted on February 3, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Charity & Public WorkEnvironmentForts, CastlesPolitics
 
Fort Popham State Historic Site image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
3. Fort Popham State Historic Site
Looking north
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 390 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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