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Fort Kent in Aroostook County, Maine — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Fort Kent

 
 
Fort Kent has been designated a National Historic Landmark Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Peter Linehan, August 10, 2007
1. Fort Kent has been designated a National Historic Landmark Marker
Inscription.  Fort Kent has been designated a National Historic Landmark. This site possesses National significance in commemorating the history of the United States.
 
Erected 1974.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesLandmarks. In addition, it is included in the National Historic Landmarks series list.
 
Location. 47° 15.161′ N, 68° 35.702′ W. Marker is in Fort Kent, Maine, in Aroostook County. Marker is on Blockhouse Road. The blockhouse is located in a small park in Fort Kent by the side of the Fish River. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Kent ME 04743, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Aroostook War (a few steps from this marker); Allagash and St. John Rivers (approx. 0.2 miles away); When "going across" Was Like Crossing the Street (approx. 0.3 miles away); America's First Mile (approx. 0.4 miles away); Rail Fuels Growth, Cultural Change
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(approx. 0.4 miles away); One People in Two Countries / Une Vallée sans frontière (approx. 0.4 miles away); La paroisse de Ste. Luce 150e anniversaire (approx. 8.1 miles away).
 
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 Kingdom regarding the international boundary between British North America and the United States.” (Submitted on August 15, 2007.) 
 
Fort Kent has been designated a National Historic Landmark Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Peter Linehan, August 10, 2007
2. Fort Kent has been designated a National Historic Landmark Marker
Fort Kent has been designated a National Historic Landmark Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Peter Linehan, August 10, 2007
3. Fort Kent has been designated a National Historic Landmark Marker
Fort Kent Blockhouse image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, August 1, 2019
4. Fort Kent Blockhouse
Robert Jalbert Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, August 1, 2019
5. Robert Jalbert Memorial
In Memory of
Robert Jalbert
for dedicated service to the
Fort Kent Blockhouse Park
and
Troop 189
Special thanks to
Don Michaud • David Daigle
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 23, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 15, 2007, by Peter Linehan of Shippensburg, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 3,425 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 15, 2007, by Peter Linehan of Shippensburg, Pennsylvania.   4, 5. submitted on April 18, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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