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

Fort Knox

 
 
Fort Knox Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 23, 2011
1. Fort Knox Marker
Inscription.   Construction of Fort Knox began in 1844 and was halted while still unfinished 25 years and $1 million later. The Fort has never seen any military action. The largest of 133 total cannons fired a 315 pound shell 4,680 yards. The granite was quarried locally at Mt. Waldo. Fort Knox was named for the first Secretary of War, Major General Henry Knox, a resident of Thomaston.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Forts or Castles.
 
Location. 44° 34.287′ N, 68° 47.697′ W. Marker is in Bucksport, Maine, in Hancock County. Marker is along the Downtown Waterfront Walkway, near the Marina, and about 150 feet south of the intersection of Main (Maine Route 15) and Elm Streets. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bucksport ME 04416, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Penobscot River (a few steps from this marker); The Town of Bucksport (within shouting distance of this marker); The Phineas Heywood House (within shouting distance of this marker); Waldo-Hancock Bridge (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); 75 Years of Quality Paper Making
Fort Knox and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 23, 2011
2. Fort Knox and Marker
Fort Knox at distant left center of photo
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Site of the First Sawmill (approx. 0.3 miles away); A Grand Plan (approx. half a mile away); A Question of Boundaries (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bucksport.
 
Also see . . .
1. Fort Knox State Historic Site Brochure. (Submitted on May 6, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. The History of Bucksport, Maine. (Submitted on May 6, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Debate Over Privatizing Fort Knox State Historic Site. (Submitted on May 6, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Fort Knox (<i>view from near marker</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 20, 2008
3. Fort Knox (view from near marker)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 6, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 567 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 6, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on April 20, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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