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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.
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.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 47° 15.161′ N, 68° 35.702′ W. Marker is in Fort Kent, Maine, in Aroostook County. Marker is on Blockhouse Road. Touch for map. The blockhouse is located in a small park in Fort Kent by the side of the Fish River. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Kent ME 04743, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within walking distance of this marker. The Aroostook War (a few steps from this marker).
 
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
Fort Kent has been designated a National Historic Landmark Marker image. Click for full size.
By Peter Linehan, August 10, 2007
2. Fort Kent has been designated a National Historic Landmark Marker
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.) 
 
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Fort Kent has been designated a National Historic Landmark Marker image. Click for full size.
By Peter Linehan, August 10, 2007
3. Fort Kent has been designated a National Historic Landmark Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 15, 2007, by Peter Linehan of Shippensburg, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 2,882 times since then and 60 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 15, 2007, by Peter Linehan of Shippensburg, Pennsylvania. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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