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Bucksport in Hancock County, Maine — The American Northeast (New England)
 

The Town of Bucksport

 
 
The Town of Bucksport Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 23, 2011
1. The Town of Bucksport Marker
Inscription.
In 1763 Jonathan Buck settled the area, which was subesequently burned during the Revolutionary War. First incorporated as "Buckstown", the name was changed to "Bucksport" in 1817. In the 1800's Bucksport thrived as an international port. Later industrial activity grew and a foundry, then a tannery stood on the site where in 1929 the Seaboard paper mill was built. Today Bucksport boasts a beautiful waterfront location and a variety of industrial and commercial activities.

 
Location. 44° 34.297′ N, 68° 47.731′ W. Marker is in Bucksport, Maine, in Hancock County. Click for map. Marker is along the Downtown Waterfront Walkway, near the Marina, and about 150 feet SSW of the intersection of Main (Maine Route 15) and Elm Streets. Marker is in this post office area: Bucksport ME 04416, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Knox (within shouting distance of this marker); Penobscot River (within shouting distance of this marker); The Phineas Heywood House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Grand Plan (approx. half a mile away); A Question of Boundaries
The Town of Bucksport Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 23, 2011
2. The Town of Bucksport Marker
Looking SSW past the Marina toward the Penobscot Narrows Bridge in distance
(approx. half a mile away); The Architecture of Defense (approx. half a mile away); Conflict and Prosperity on the River (approx. half a mile away); Pemtegwacook (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Bucksport.
 
Also see . . .  The History of Bucksport. (Submitted on May 6, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceSettlements & SettlersWar, US RevolutionaryWaterways & Vessels
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 374 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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