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

Percival P. Baxter

 
 
Percival P. Baxter Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., September 19, 2011
1. Percival P. Baxter Marker
Inscription.  
Honorable
Percival P. Baxter
Governor of Maine
who arranged for the purchase of this and other forts from the Federal Government.

Fort Popham, with 6,73 acres of land was valued at $6,600.
Fort Baldwin, with 45.13 acres of land was valued at $5,000.
The transfer was made on September 20, 1924
John W. Weeks was Secretary of War at the time

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkEnvironmentForts and CastlesGovernment & Politics. A significant historical date for this entry is September 20, 1924.
 
Location. 43° 45.292′ N, 69° 47.004′ W. Marker is near Phippsburg, Maine, in Sagadahoc County. Marker is on a lower casement (gun deck) wall inside Fort Popham State Historic Site, off Popham Road (Maine Route 209). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Phippsburg ME 04562, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sites of Forts in this Area (a few steps from this marker); Forts on the Kennebec River (a few steps from this marker); Firing a Cannon
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(a few steps from this marker); The Casemate Key to a Fort's Design (a few steps from 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Phippsburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Percival P. Baxter. Wikipedia biography (Submitted on March 19, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 

2. Fort Popham State Historic Site. Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Website entry (Submitted on February 3, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Maine Governor Percival Proctor Baxter with his Irish Setter Garry Owen image. Click for full size.
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2. Maine Governor Percival Proctor Baxter with his Irish Setter Garry Owen
Percival P. Baxter Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., September 19, 2011
3. Percival P. Baxter Marker
Fort Popham State Historic Site image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr.
4. Fort Popham State Historic Site
Looking north
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 19, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 3, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 655 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on February 3, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   2. submitted on March 19, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   3. submitted on February 3, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on January 31, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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