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

Sites of Forts in this Area

 
 
Sites of Forts in this Area Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 19, 2011
1. Sites of Forts in this Area Marker
Inscription.
1. Joseph Berry's Fort - West Bath; 2. Col. Noble's Fort - Pleasant Cove, built in 1734, a stockade with a guard house at each corner and another within the enclosure. "Without its protection the farmers did not dare work their fields."; 3. Clarke + Lake's Fort - Spring Cove; 4. Arrousic Fort - Manaskoux; 5. John Watt's Fort - Green Point; 6. Samuel Denny's Fort - Butler's Cove; 7. Col. Noble also built a garrison at Georgetown, "the danger from the Indians being extreme."; 8. Fort at Cox's Head. A brick fort and barracks for 105 Soldiers and 4 cannon was constructed in 1812; 9. Fort St. George - Sabino Head. Built by the Popham Colony in 1607; 10. Fort Popham - Hunniwall's Point. Also the site of an earlier fort built about 1744, which had a blockhouse with one four pound cannon. When Arnold came by in 1775 there were soldiers on duty here, one of whom went as pilot to guide the fleet up the Kennibec; 11. Fort Baldwin on Sabino Hill. A modern twentieth century fort, built in 1905. It included batteries, administration building, storehouse, hospital, guardhouse and wharf, all so concealed as to look like a peaceful, wooden knoll; 12. Fort Sagadahoc - Stage Island; 13. Fort Ancient Augusta - Small Point Harbor. Built by a Dr. Noyer in 1718, "one hundred feet square, for the purpose of protecting the inhabitants from the Indians."
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By William Fischer, Jr., September 19, 2011
2. Sites of Forts in this Area Marker
Traces of the foundations remain.

[Made by S. W. Hilton, 1960s?]
 
Location. 43° 45.288′ N, 69° 47.013′ 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. Percival P. Baxter (a few steps from this marker); Forts on the Kennebec River (within shouting distance of this marker); Firing a Cannon (within shouting distance of this marker); The Casemate Key to a Fort's Design (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Popham: Guardian of the Kennebec (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Popham State Historic Site (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. Fort Popham State Historic Site. (Submitted on February 3, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Fort Popham, Maine. (Submitted on February 3, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Forts of Mid-Coast Maine. (Submitted on February 3, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Map on Sites of Forts in this Area Marker image. Click for full size.
By S. W. Hilton, circa 1960s?
3. Map on Sites of Forts in this Area Marker

 
Categories. Colonial EraForts, CastlesWaterways & Vessels
 
Fort Popham State Historic Site image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
4. 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 457 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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