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Cape Elizabeth in Cumberland County, Maine — The American Northeast (New England)
 

A Town Within A Town

 
 
A Town Within A Town Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, July 16, 2009
1. A Town Within A Town Marker
Inscription.  The primary purpose of Fort Williams may have been for coastal defense, yet many men, women, and children also called it home. This self-sustaining community featured many of the buildings and services typical of an American town of the time including a chapel, hospital, fire station, and bakery. In addition to the housing, administrative, and utility buildings, residents of Fort Williams enjoyed a theater, gymnasium, swimming pool, bowling alley, and clubs.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Forts and Castles.
 
Location. 43° 37.347′ N, 70° 12.588′ W. Marker is in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, in Cumberland County. Marker is in Fort Williams Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cape Elizabeth ME 04107, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Williams (here, next to this marker); CCC Headquarters (here, next to this marker); National Guard (here, next to this marker); Battery Blair (here, next to this marker); Daily Life (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Fort Williams
Fort Williams buildings image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, July 16, 2009
2. Fort Williams buildings
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Civilian Conservation Corps (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); U.S.S. Eagle-56 (PE-56) (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cape Elizabeth.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 11, 2009, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,074 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 11, 2009, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.

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