Cape Elizabeth in Cumberland County, Maine — The American Northeast (New England)
It was designated Fort Williams in honor of Brevet Major General Seth Williams, a native of Maine, and Assistant Adjutant General, U.S. Army.
This coastal defense installation guarded the entrance to Casco Bay and was the headquarters for the harbor defenses of Portland.
It remained an active military base until it was closed in 1964.
Erected by South Portland - Cape Elizabeth Historical Society.
Location. 43° 37.379′ N, 70° 12.554′ W. Marker is in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, in Cumberland County. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cape Elizabeth ME 04107, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Civilian Conservation Corps (here, next to this marker); Portland Head Light (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S.S. Eagle-56 (PE-56) (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Fort Williams (within shouting distance of this marker); A Town Within A Town CCC Headquarters (within shouting distance of this marker); Annie C. McGuire Shipwreck Memorial (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Battery Blair (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cape Elizabeth.
Categories. • Forts, Castles • Military •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 17, 2009, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,083 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 17, 2009, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 10, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.