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Kittery in York County, Maine — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Province of Maine Marker

 
 
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By James R. Murray, July 13, 2015
1. Province of Maine Marker Marker
Main inscription
Inscription. The Province of Maine Originally extended from the Merrimac to the Kennebec Rivers, was granted August 10, 1622 to Sir Ferdinando Gorges and Captain John Mason by the Council for New England established at Plymouth by King James I, in 1620. This territory was divided between them in 1629 and confirmed by the council in 1635, when Gorges received the eastern portion, extending from the Piscataqua to the Kennebec which thereafter retained the original name of the Province of Maine

Second Plaque:
Erected by The Colonial Dames of Maine August 1931
 
Erected 1931 by Colonial Dames of Maine.
 
Location. 43° 5.063′ N, 70° 45.047′ W. Marker is in Kittery, Maine, in York County. Marker is on US 1 South, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is located in John Paul Jones Park, at the entrance to the Memorial Bridge from Maine to New Hampshire. Marker is in this post office area: Kittery ME 03904, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Maine Soldiers and Sailors Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); USMC Memorial Marker (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sloop Ranger Memorial

Province of Maine Marker Marker image. Click for full size.
By James R. Murray, July 13, 2015
2. Province of Maine Marker Marker
Second marker Inscription
(about 600 feet away); Portsmouth Memorial Bridge Marker (approx. 0.4 miles away in New Hampshire); Historic Rice Public Library (approx. 0.4 miles away); Memorial Bridge 1923-2012 (approx. half a mile away in New Hampshire); Portsmouth Veteran's Memorial (approx. half a mile away in New Hampshire); Oracle House (approx. half a mile away in New Hampshire). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kittery.
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers
 
Province of Maine Marker Marker image. Click for full size.
By James R. Murray, July 13, 2015
3. Province of Maine Marker Marker
Long view of marker and flag pole at entrance to Memorial Bridge
Province of Maine Marker Marker image. Click for full size.
By James R. Murray, July 13, 2015
4. Province of Maine Marker Marker
View of marker itself, with both inscriptions
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 13, 2015, by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida. This page has been viewed 179 times since then and 34 times this year. Last updated on July 15, 2015, by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 13, 2015, by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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