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Kittery Point in York County, Maine — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Fort McClary

At Kittery Point, Main

 
 
Fort McClary Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, June 3, 2019
1. Fort McClary Marker
Inscription.  
A: Blockhouse (1844)
B: Riflemen's House (1808-1812)
C: Magazine (early 1800s)
D: Lower Battery (early 1800s)
E: Granite Outer Wall (Civil War era, unfinished)

The site at Kittery Point has been used for defensive purpose since 1689. It was manned for 5 wars, including the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, and the Civil War. It was decommissioned in 1918. The buildings and outworks here represent what remains of several different construction periods. During its heyday there were barracks, officers quarters, a cookhouse with mess hall, a powder magazine and two rifleman's houses. A shot furnace stood on the Lower Battery. A guard shack and hospital stood just north of the fort.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesWar of 1812War, US CivilWar, US Revolutionary.
 
Location. 43° 4.9′ N, 70° 42.517′ W. Marker is in Kittery Point, Maine, in York County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Pepperrell Road (Maine Route 103) and Crockett
A. Blockhouse image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, June 3, 2019
2. A. Blockhouse
Neck Road, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kittery Point ME 03905, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Welcome To Fort McClary (within shouting distance of this marker); Resisting Naval Firepower (within shouting distance of this marker); Mines Building (approx. 0.7 miles away in New Hampshire); Portcullis (approx. 0.7 miles away in New Hampshire); Fort William and Mary Commemoration Marker (approx. 0.7 miles away in New Hampshire); Walbach Tower (approx. 0.8 miles away in New Hampshire); a different marker also named Walbach Tower (approx. 0.8 miles away in New Hampshire); Frost Cemetery (approx. 0.8 miles away in New Hampshire). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kittery Point.
 
Also see . . .  Fort McClary State Historic Site. Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry (Submitted on December 6, 2020.) 
 
B. Riflemen's House image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, June 3, 2019
3. B. Riflemen's House
C. Magazine image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, June 3, 2019
4. C. Magazine
D. Lower Battery image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, June 3, 2019
5. D. Lower Battery
E. Granite Outer Wall image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, June 3, 2019
6. E. Granite Outer Wall
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 5, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 23 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on December 5, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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