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

The Site of Fort Loyal

 
 
The Site of Fort Loyal Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 18, 2011
1. The Site of Fort Loyal Marker
Inscription.
Erected by the Colonists in 1680
Captured by the French and Indians
in 1690. Entire English
settlement destroyed
————
To the memory of these
brave defenders
this tablet placed by
The Daughters of the American Colonists
November 5, 1936

 
Erected 1936 by The Daughters of the American Colonists.
 
Location. 43° 39.568′ N, 70° 14.904′ W. Marker is in Portland, Maine, in Cumberland County. Marker is at the intersection of Commercial Street / Thames Street and India Street, on the left when traveling north on Commercial Street / Thames Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 India Street, Portland ME 04101, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. India Street Terminal (a few steps from this marker); Franklin Street Wharf (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Home of Amos No and Christiana Williams Freeman (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rear Admiral James Alden (approx. mile away); Reverend William I. Reese (approx. mile away);
The Site of Fort Loyal Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 18, 2011
2. The Site of Fort Loyal Marker
On left side of India Street Terminal building
Joseph Coffin Boyd (approx. mile away); Home of Elias and Elizabeth Widgery Thomas (approx. mile away); War of Independence Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Portland.
 
Also see . . .
1. Illustration of Site of Fort Loyal in 1840s. (Submitted on December 12, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Historic Forts of Maine. (Submitted on December 12, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Battle of Falmouth. In The Encyclopedia of North American Indian Wars, 1607-1890. (Submitted on December 12, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraForts, CastlesFraternal or Sororal OrganizationsPatriots & Patriotism
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 12, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 607 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 12, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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