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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Cumberland County, Maine

 
Clickable Map of Cumberland County, Maine and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Cumberland County, ME (182) Androscoggin County, ME (50) Oxford County, ME (4) Sagadahoc County, ME (30) York County, ME (134)  CumberlandCounty(182) Cumberland County (182)  AndroscogginCounty(50) Androscoggin County (50)  OxfordCounty(4) Oxford County (4)  SagadahocCounty(30) Sagadahoc County (30)  YorkCounty(134) York County (134)
Portland is the county seat for Cumberland County
Adjacent to Cumberland County, Maine
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1Maine (Cumberland County), Bridgton — Bridgton's Sons Civil War Memorial
(Side 1) To Bridgton's Sons who defended the Union ·1861 — 1865· (Side 2) They strove that the nation might live: That government of the people, by the people, for the people, should not perish. (Side . . . Map (db m160847) WM
2Maine (Cumberland County), Bridgton — Webb House, circa 1830 — National Register of Historic Places
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m136997) HM
3Maine (Cumberland County), Brunswick — Androscoggin Swinging Bridge — National Register of Historic Places January 2004
Originally designed and built 1892 by John A. Roebling's Sons Co. for mill workers to cross the river from new housing in Topsham to the Cabot Mill in Brunswick. The bridge has served generations of citizens of all ages between Brunswick and . . . Map (db m51968) HM
4Maine (Cumberland County), Brunswick — Bowdoin College War Memorial
• Honored Here Are All Bowdoin Generations Who Served When Our Country Called and Those Who Fell • World War II [Honored Dead] Korea [Honored Dead] Vietnam [Honored Dead] I hear even now the infinite fierce chorus, The cries of . . . Map (db m55495) WM
5Maine (Cumberland County), Brunswick — Bowdoin College World War Memorial
Dedicated to the Sons of Bowdoin who in the World War offered their lives and services for their country and for Freedom 1914 - 1918 [Roll of Honored Dead] Breve tempus aetatis satis longum est ad bene honesteque . . . Map (db m55492) WM
6Maine (Cumberland County), Brunswick — Brunswick Veterans Memorial — In Grateful Recognition of Valor
Dedicated to the honor and memory of our men and women of Brunswick who served our country in all wars and conflictsMap (db m169995)
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7Maine (Cumberland County), Brunswick — Company K, 1st Maine Volunteer Infantry
In memory of Company "K" 1st Maine Volunteer Inf. Spanish American War 1898 - 1902 Brunswick Maine Map (db m51369) WM
8Maine (Cumberland County), Brunswick — Founding of the Maine Medical Association
This monument commemorates the founding of the Maine Medical Association on April 28, 1853. On that date, and near this site, at what was then the Tontine Hotel, 27 physicians met to organize the association which has existed continually to this . . . Map (db m51926) HM
9Maine (Cumberland County), Brunswick — Harriet Beecher Stowe House
Built in 1806, this house was occupied by Harriet Beecher Stowe and her family from 1850 to 1852. It was here that Stowe harbored fugitive slave John Andrew Jackson in late 1850. Stowe would go on to write her first novel, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, . . . Map (db m105316) HM
10Maine (Cumberland County), Brunswick — Home of Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain — 1828     1914
. . . Map (db m21398) HM
11Maine (Cumberland County), Brunswick — Robinson Memorial Gate
In Memory of Franklin C. Robinson of the class of 1873 for thirty six years teacher of Bowdoin men and in Memory of his wife Ella Maria Tucker RobinsonMap (db m55477) HM
12Maine (Cumberland County), Brunswick — Robinson Memorial Gate
In memory of Warren Eastman Robinson 1890 - 1918 ———— Bowdoin '10 First Lieutenant U.S. Army Second Battle of the Marne St. Mihiel Meuse Argonne ———— . . . Map (db m55509) WM
13Maine (Cumberland County), Brunswick — Round-the-World Flight 1924 — Maine's Tribute to the American Round-The-World Aviators —
On the shore of Mere Point, Casco Bay, Maine, 200 feet west of this Spot on September 5, 1924 the United States Army Round-the-World Aviators, after starting westward from Seattle, Washington, April 6, 1924, made their first landing on the soil of . . . Map (db m208657) HM
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14Maine (Cumberland County), Brunswick — Site of Fort Andross and Fort George
To mark the site of 1688 Fort Andross 1694 and 1715 Fort George 1737 Also the earliest burial place where are buried Benjamin Larrabee Agent of the Pejepscot Proprietors and Commander of Fort George. Also Robert and . . . Map (db m51932) HM
15Maine (Cumberland County), Cape Elizabeth — A Town Within A Town
The primary purpose of Fort Williams may have been for coastal defense, yet many men, women, and children also called it home. This self-sustaining community featured many of the buildings and services typical of an American town of the time . . . Map (db m25389) HM
16Maine (Cumberland County), Cape Elizabeth — Annie C. McGuire Shipwreck Memorial
Annie C. McGuire shipwrecked here Christmas Eve 1886.Map (db m95427) HM
17Maine (Cumberland County), Cape Elizabeth — Artillery Engineer Storehouse
This building was constructed in 1914 by the Quartermaster Corps for use as the Artillery Engineer Storehouse of Fort Williams. The structure housed the tools, equipments, and supplies used by the artillery engineer in maintianing and repairing the . . . Map (db m186112) HM
18Maine (Cumberland County), Cape Elizabeth — Artillery Engineer Storehouse — Fort Williams — 1899 - 1962 —
This building was constructed in 1914 by the Quartermaster Corps for use as the Artillery Engineer Storehouse of Fort Williams. The structure housed the tools, equipments, and supplies used by the artillery engineer in maintianing and repairing the . . . Map (db m186113) HM
19Maine (Cumberland County), Cape Elizabeth — Bachelor Officers' Quarters — Fort Williams — 1899 - 1962 —
This building was completed in 1909 for use by unmarried officers of the Coast Artillery Corps stationed at Fort Williams. Visiting officers or married officers without their families might also reside in the quarters. The structure was built to . . . Map (db m186117) HM
20Maine (Cumberland County), Cape Elizabeth — Bachelor's Officers' Quarters
THis building was completed in 1909 for use by unmarried officers of the Coast Artillery Corps stationed at Fort Williams. Visiting officers or married officers without their families might also reside in the quarters. The structure was built to . . . Map (db m186116) HM
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21Maine (Cumberland County), Cape Elizabeth — Battery Blair
Battery Blair was completed in 1903. It was named for Francis P. Blair, Jr., a veteran of the Mexican and Civil Wars who rose to the rank of major general and later represented Missouri in the U.S. Senate. The battery consisted of two twelve-inch . . . Map (db m25378) HM
22Maine (Cumberland County), Cape Elizabeth — Battery Blair
You are standing at the site of the largest of six gun batteries built at Fort Williams. Named for Francis P. Blair, Jr., a veteran of the Mexican and Civil wars, Battery Blair was manned during World War I and the early years of World War II. . . . Map (db m161815) HM
23Maine (Cumberland County), Cape Elizabeth — Battery Erasmus Keyes
Battery Erasmus Keyes was completed In 1905 and named for Erasmus D. Keyes, a Maine resident and graduate of the U.S. Military Academy who rose to the rank of major general during the Civil War. The battery mounted two three-inch, rapid fire guns to . . . Map (db m161825) HM
24Maine (Cumberland County), Cape Elizabeth — Battery Hobart
Battery Hobart was built in 1898 and named for Lieutenant Henry A. Hobart, one of the first Maine graduates of the U.S. Military Academy, who was killed in action during the War of 1812. The battery mounted one British-built six-inch gun, . . . Map (db m161822) HM
25Maine (Cumberland County), Cape Elizabeth — CCC Headquarters
One of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's New Deal programs, the Civilian Conservation Corps hired unemployed young men during the Great Depression. The CCC provided training to men between the ages of 18 and 25 for work on conservation projects including . . . Map (db m25390) HM
26Maine (Cumberland County), Cape Elizabeth — Central Powerhouse
This building was completed in 1905 as the central powerhouse for Fort Williams by the Quartermaster Corps. The structure was built of reinforced concrete and sited in this sheltered spot to protect it from the fire of hostile vessels. Inside, . . . Map (db m186101) HM
27Maine (Cumberland County), Cape Elizabeth — Civilian Conservation Corps
This plaque was dedicated by Chapter 111 Alumni by former members of the Civilian Conservation Corps in memory of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the members, who served at this post and other C.C.C. camps in Maine and throughout the United States . . . Map (db m50361) HM
28Maine (Cumberland County), Cape Elizabeth — Coast Guard Day — Aug. 4, 1965
In this bicentennial year, 1765-1965, of Cape Elizabeth, Maine, the town dedicates this plaque in honor of the United States Coast Guard on the 175th anniversary of its founding and the commissioning of the light by the President of the United . . . Map (db m161818) HM WM
29Maine (Cumberland County), Cape Elizabeth — Daily Life
After World War I, Fort Williams was placed on caretaker status as a coast artillery post, and became home to the 5th Infantry Regiment upon its return from occupation duty in Germany in 1922. The 5th remained at the fort until 1939, longer . . . Map (db m161812) HM
30Maine (Cumberland County), Cape Elizabeth — Field Officer's Quarters
This building was completed in 1911 under the direction of the Quartermaster Corps of the U.S. Army for use by a field officer (colonel, lieutenant colonel, or majro) of the Coast Artillery Corps and his family stationed at Fort Williams. It was . . . Map (db m186114) HM
31Maine (Cumberland County), Cape Elizabeth — Field Officer's Quarters — Fort Williams — 1899 - 1962 —
This building was completed in 1911 under the direction of the Quartermaster Corps of the U.S. Army for use by a field officer (colonel, lieutenant colonel, or majro) of the Coast Artillery Corps and his family stationed at Fort Williams. It was . . . Map (db m186115) HM
32Maine (Cumberland County), Cape Elizabeth — Fire Station
This building was completed in 1911 by the U. S. Army Quartermaster Corps as a fire station for Fort Williams at a cost of $3,586. It was constructed of brick on a concrete foundation and the roof and tower, used for drying hoses, are slated. The . . . Map (db m205625) HM
33Maine (Cumberland County), Cape Elizabeth — Fort Williams
This former military installation, begun in 1873 and known as The Battery at Portland Head, was a sub-post of Fort Preble until 1898 when it became a separate independent fort. It was designated Fort Williams in honor of Brevet Major General Seth . . . Map (db m23389) HM
34Maine (Cumberland County), Cape Elizabeth — Fort Williams
From the 1750s, Portland Harbor was of economic importance as the closest American harbor to Europe and of strategic importance as a protected anchorage for the navy. As part of an upgrading of the harbor defenses in 1873, construction began on a . . . Map (db m25385) HM
35Maine (Cumberland County), Cape Elizabeth — Goddard Mansion
The Goddard Manson was completed in 1858 for John Goddard (1811-1870) to an Italianate villa design prepared by Portland architect Charles Alexander, who planned other prominent buildings in the area. It was built of native stone and was one of the . . . Map (db m161828) HM
36Maine (Cumberland County), Cape Elizabeth — Gun Shed — Fort Williams — 1899 - 1962 —
This building was completed in 1934 for the 240th Coast Artillery Regiment of the Maine National Guard by the Quartermaster Corps. The shed was used to house two of the regiment's four mobile 155mm guns and the large Holt crawler tractor used to . . . Map (db m186105) HM
37Maine (Cumberland County), Cape Elizabeth — Gun Shed
This building was completed in 1934 for the 240th Coast Artillery Regiment of the Maine National Guard by the Quartermaster Corps. The shed was used to house two of the regiment's four mobile 155mm guns and the large Holt crawler tractor used to . . . Map (db m186106) HM
38Maine (Cumberland County), Cape Elizabeth — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow often walked from Portland to visit this Lighthouse. The Keepers were his friends and it is believed he sat here for inspiration for his poem "The Lighthouse" "Sail on; Sail on ye stately ships; And with your . . . Map (db m161820) HM
39Maine (Cumberland County), Cape Elizabeth — Lighthouse Bicentennial — 1789 - 1989 Portland Head Light
"Keepers of the Light" 1791 John K. Greenleaf • 1796 Dave Duncan • 1976 Barzillai Delano • 1820 Joshua Freeman • 1840 Richard Lee • 1849 John F. Watts • 1853 John W. Coolidge • 1854 James S. Williams • 1854 James Delano • . . . Map (db m186104) HM WM
40Maine (Cumberland County), Cape Elizabeth — Looking East — Casco Bay
[Header Information] Portland Harbor: Ice-free, 25' deep at low tide Export/Import: Paper, Electronics, Foresty Products, Seafood, Oil & Gas Winds: Southerly in Summer, Northerly in Winter Commercial Fishing Fleet: 150 Peaks Island: Most . . . Map (db m50382) HM
41Maine (Cumberland County), Cape Elizabeth — Looking North — Portland, Maine
[Header Information] Population: 65,000 Surrounding Population: 250,000 Number of Languages Spoken in the Portland Public Schools: 40 Visitors Per Year: 3,750,000 Average Summer Temperature: 82° Miles from Boston: 100 Amount of office . . . Map (db m50362) HM
42Maine (Cumberland County), Cape Elizabeth — Looking South — Cape Elizabeth
[Header Information] Hannaford Bros. Co.: The supermarket chain was founded in 1883 to sell the vegetables and fruits grown on a farm in Cape Elizabeth. Farming: Cape Elizabeth-grown cabbage was considered the best in the state, bringing $10 a . . . Map (db m50384) HM
43Maine (Cumberland County), Cape Elizabeth — Militia Storehouse
The Militia Storehouse was built in 1915 by the Quartermaster Corps and was assigned to the Maine National Guard. The concrete building was used by the 240th Coast Artillery Regiment for storage of tents, bunks, and other equipment required during . . . Map (db m186107) HM
44Maine (Cumberland County), Cape Elizabeth — Militia Storehouse — Fort Williams — 1899 - 1962 —
The Militia Storehouse was built in 1915 by the Quartermaster Corps and was assigned to the Maine National Guard. The concrete building was used by the 240th Coast Artillery Regiment for storage of tents, bunks, and other equipment required during . . . Map (db m186111) HM
45Maine (Cumberland County), Cape Elizabeth — Mining Casemate
This Mining Casemate was constructed in 1891, but it was rebuilt in 1903, enlarged in 1907, and modernized during World War II. The function of the casemate was to control the minefield in the main channel, which was laid during the Spanish-American . . . Map (db m186118) HM
46Maine (Cumberland County), Cape Elizabeth — National Guard
The 240th Coast Artillery Regiment of the Maine National Guard was created to assist the 8th Coast Artillery Regiment in time of war. In 1930, a formal National Guard camp was laid out at the fort with mess halls and concrete slabs for tents. . . . Map (db m161816) HM
47Maine (Cumberland County), Cape Elizabeth — Portland Head Light
Since its commission by George Washington in 1790, Portland Head Light remains an enduring symbol of the rugged, solid characteristics of a magnificent coastline and proud people weathering the challenges of nature and time. In observance of . . . Map (db m41841) HM
48Maine (Cumberland County), Cape Elizabeth — Portland Head Light — National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark
American Society of Civil Engineers 1852 Portland Head Light Portland Head Light was the first lighthouse completed and put into service by the Federal Government under the Lighthouse Act of 1789 Completed 1791 Designated 2002Map (db m161819) HM
49Maine (Cumberland County), Cape Elizabeth — Spurwink Church
Spurwink Church Built, 1802 Rebuilt C.1834 National Register of Historic SitesMap (db m50331) HM
50Maine (Cumberland County), Cape Elizabeth — U.S.S. Eagle 56 (PE-56) — 23 April 1945
Officers Killed in Action Lt. James G. Early (Commander) • Lt. John R. Laubach • Lt. Ambrose O. Vanderheiden • Ens. Seth E. Chapin • Ens. Roy F. Swan Enlisted Crew Killed in Action John J. Alexander F2c • James O. Brown CGM • . . . Map (db m186103) WM
51Maine (Cumberland County), Cape Elizabeth — U.S.S. Eagle-56 (PE-56)
In memory of the officers and crewmen of the U.S. Navy's Eagle Class Sub-Chaser U.S.S. Eagle-56 (PE-56) torpedoed and sunk by the German U-boat U-853 approximately nine miles southeast of this location on Monday, 23 April 1945 with the loss of . . . Map (db m50332) WM
52Maine (Cumberland County), Freeport — B.H. Bartol Library Building
For close to a century this building housed Freeport’s public library. It was one of over l ,600 libraries built in the US with money donated by the industrialist and philanthropist, Andrew Carnegie. The Carnegie organization donated a total of . . . Map (db m204677) HM
53Maine (Cumberland County), Freeport — Freeport Maine Civil War Monument
In honor of our soldiers & sailors 1861-1865 1906Map (db m95746) WM
54Maine (Cumberland County), Freeport — Harrington House
Harrington House, the headquarters of the Freeport Historical Society, was built in 1830 by Freeport merchant Enoch Harrington for his bride, Eliza. It was once part of a 14-acre parcel that included extensive gardens and orchards across the . . . Map (db m204674) HM
55Maine (Cumberland County), Freeport — The Desert of Maine
The Desert of Maine was once a productive farm. The first patch of sand appeared about 100 years ago, and has continued to spread over the years, and now covers several hundred acres.Map (db m104986) HM
56Maine (Cumberland County), Gorham — Birthplace of Ellen G. White
Birthplace of Ellen G. White Born Here Nov. 26, 1827 Co-Founder Seventh-Day Adventist Church Dedicated May 22, 1983 by Seventh-Day Adventist Church Gorham Historical SocietyMap (db m144849) HM
57Maine (Cumberland County), Gorham — Phinney Park
In memory of Capt. John Phinney First settler in Gorham, Maine In memory of Dana Estes who gave the Town of Gorham twenty-five hundred dollars the income to be used at centennial periods as specified in his will . . . Map (db m186446) HM
58Maine (Cumberland County), Gorham — Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to the honor and sacrifice of our men and women who served our country from Gorham Maine in World War II • the Korean Conflict • and Vietnam ★ ★ ★ Let none forget They gave their all And faltered . . . Map (db m186447) WM
59Maine (Cumberland County), Gorham — World War I Memorial
This tablet is dedicated to the Gorham men who served in the World War and in memory of those who died in serviceMap (db m186448) WM
60Maine (Cumberland County), Harpswell — Bailey Island Bridge
Plaque 1 National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark Bailey Island Bridge Harpswell, Maine Presented 1984 Plaque 2 This 1150 ft. bridge is an exceptional engineering solution to meet unusual conditions and is the only one of . . . Map (db m108111) HM
61Maine (Cumberland County), Harrison — Ryefield Bridge — 1912
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places Sept. 24, 1999Map (db m198710) HM
62Maine (Cumberland County), Naples — In Appreciation of The Men of Naples — Who Served in the World War — 1917-1919 —
In appreciation of The Men of Naples who served in the World War 1917-1919 *Leon E. RichardsonEdward M. Barker • Hartley G. Batchelder • Frank R. Brooks • Urban L. Cannell • Guy Edes • Robert Edes • Alonzo L. Edwards • Charles F. Elliot • . . . Map (db m155166) WM
63Maine (Cumberland County), Naples — Songo Lock
This lock, originally built of stone masonry in 1830, was a vital link in the 50 mile long waterway from Portland Harbor to Harrison at the head of Long Lake until the advent of the railroad in 1869. At one time 100 “canal boats” were . . . Map (db m59436) HM
64Maine (Cumberland County), Portland — "Jacob Cousins left a torch for us to carry" — —Jean Mathis — World War I hero speaking to a crowd of 2,000 gathered for the dedication of the memorial in 1935 —
Jacob Cousins was the first Jewish soldier from Portland killed in World War I. Approximately 250,000 Jewish soldiers served in the U.S. military during WWI. 3,500 Jews would die in this conflict. Cousin's Company C, 328th Infantry, . . . Map (db m186387) HM
65Maine (Cumberland County), Portland — 1893 Bandstand
City Engineer William Goodwin created the first plan of Fort Allen Park (above) with a roofed bandstand/gazebo as a key feature. Designed by two of Portland's leading architects, Albert Winslow Cobb and John Calvin Stevens, . . . Map (db m186369) HM
66Maine (Cumberland County), Portland — 20,000 Civil War veterans tent here
June, 1885 reunion The 19th National Encampment of the Grand Army of the Republic pitched tents here. The G.A.R. was a veteran organization of the Union Army, Navy, and U.S. Revenue Cutter Service veterans whose membership peaked at 400,000 . . . Map (db m186368) HM
67Maine (Cumberland County), Portland — 9/11 Memorial
"If but one life be saved and one soul be comforted… All gave some. Some gave all. And some still give.
In honor and memory of all those who lost their lives in the rescue efforts of September 11, 2001." . . . Map (db m186371) WM
68Maine (Cumberland County), Portland — A Dirty History of Casco Bay

By the summer of 1866, Portland was the largest commercial shipping port in the nation. Industries sprouted up everywhere. Much of their was simply dumpted into rivers, streams, and directly into the Bay. Few realized that we were . . . Map (db m186353) HM
69Maine (Cumberland County), Portland — Alonzo P. Stinson
Third Sergeant Company H Fifth Regiment Maine Volunteer Infantry Aged 19 Years Killed First Battle Bull Run July 21st 1861 Sergeant Stinson was the first volunteer soldier from Portland to give his life for the preservation of . . . Map (db m50433) WM
70Maine (Cumberland County), Portland — Arctic Campaign Memorial
In memory of three thousand men and women who gave their lives in the Arctic Campaign 1941-1945 on convoys to and from Russia We will remember them May 2000 This granite is given by the people of Murmansk City, Russia to the people of Portland . . . Map (db m105684) WM
71Maine (Cumberland County), Portland — Armenian Genocide Memorial
This memorial is dedicated to the survivors of the Armenian Genocide 1915 - 1923, who settled in Bayside by the early twentieth century over 250 Armenian families lived in Porland where they established businesses and a vibrant social . . . Map (db m186405) HM
72Maine (Cumberland County), Portland — Asa Clapp / Asa William Henry Clapp / Mary Jane Emerson Clapp
In memory of Asa Clapp A seaman of the American Revolution Merchant, an upbuilder of Portland 1762 ✠ 1848 Asa William Henry Clapp Citizen of Portland A conservator of its interests Member of the Congress of . . . Map (db m185934) HM WM
73Maine (Cumberland County), Portland — Back Cove Trail — Welcome to the City of Portland Park System
Created as an element of Baxter Boulevard in 1917Map (db m186461) HM
74Maine (Cumberland County), Portland — 1 — Baxter Trail: Discover the Baxters' legacy in Portland
Explore Baxter Trail, a 3.25 mile walking trail from here to Evergreen Cemetery. Discover how the many contributions of two wealthy visionaries, Mayor James Phinney Baxter and his son Governor Percival Proctor Baxter, continue to . . . Map (db m186460) HM
75Maine (Cumberland County), Portland — Boxer and Enterprise — Historic Site
On September 5, 1813 off Monhegan Island on the coast of Maine, the American brig “Enterprise” commanded by 28 year old Lt. William Burrows engaged in battle with the British brig “Boxer” commanded by 29 year old Captain . . . Map (db m129636) HM
76Maine (Cumberland County), Portland — Casco Bay's four thousand years of sustainable, stable productivity
Native Americans harvested this rich estuary, camping on Casco Bay islands to hunt, fish, and dig clams. Prehistoric spear and harpoon points, fish bones, and shell heaps found on Casco Bay islands help trace ancient peoples' late winter, . . . Map (db m186360) HM
77Maine (Cumberland County), Portland — Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception Built 1869 has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Map (db m186403) HM
78Maine (Cumberland County), Portland — Charles F. Eastman — Conductor on the Underground Railroad & Entrepreneur — Portland Freedom Trail —
Eastman (1821-1880) was barber, second-hand clothing dealer, mariner and hack driver. He was also a financial supporter of the Abyssinian Meeting House and School. He owned and operated several barber shops with his four sons, including one on . . . Map (db m50425) HM
79Maine (Cumberland County), Portland — Christopher Christian Manuel — 1781 - 1845 — Portland Freedom Trail —
Activist, Barber and Musician Born in Cape Verde, Africa First President Portland Union Anti-Slavery SocietyMap (db m50434) HM
80Maine (Cumberland County), Portland — Civil War guns
In 1866, a year after the Civil War ended, these guns (technically, called 4.5-inch Siege Rifles) were cast in Pittsburgh by the Fort Pitt Foundry. They could fire a 25-to 30-pound ball 3,200 — nearly 2 miles! In the early 1900s, they were . . . Map (db m186367) HM
81Maine (Cumberland County), Portland — County of Cumberland
Established A.D. 1760 by Act of the General Court of the Province of Massachusetts Bay. Court house erected A.D. 1906Map (db m186149) HM
82Maine (Cumberland County), Portland — Defending this vital harbor
The importance of Portland harbor over two centuries is clear from the fortifications you see from here. Behind you, lies Fort Allen — an 1814 earthworks. Three granite Civil War forts remain visible. Fort Gorges rises in the harbor. Fort . . . Map (db m186376) HM
83Maine (Cumberland County), Portland — Eastern Cemetery — Chartered 1668
Declared a National Historic Site January 1974 Here lie the hardy courageous early settlers, the men and women who founded and defended this area, who made history in civil life, government, law, the arts, education, religion, in the state and . . . Map (db m50432) HM
84Maine (Cumberland County), Portland — Eastern Cemetery — Portland Freedom Trail
The Eastern Cemetery is the resting place of some of Portland's noted abolitionist, who campaigned against slavery, provided safe-houses and assisted runaways on their journey to freedom. Charlotte Thomas 1822-1920 • Sophia . . . Map (db m96267) HM
85Maine (Cumberland County), Portland — Elm Theater Mask
This mask was found in 1977 during the excavation of the Portland Public Library at Elm and Congress Streets. It was the single-most important architectural detail of the former Elm Theater. The Elm Theater, which stood at its Elm Street site from . . . Map (db m185935) HM
86Maine (Cumberland County), Portland — 11 — First Parish Church, Unitarian Universalist — Portland Maine Freedom Trail
First Parish Church, Unitarian Universalist 425 Congress Street. A memorial plaque inside First Parish honors Prentis Mellen. Pews within the church are marked for the abolitionist Fessenden and Thomas families. In 1832 William Lloyd . . . Map (db m96519) HM
87Maine (Cumberland County), Portland — 1 — Franklin Street Wharf — Portland Freedom Trail
Landing spot for many passengers on the Underground Railroad and embarkation point for their transit to Canada and England. Anti-slavery sympathizers were well-organized to greet stowaways from Southern cargo vessels, find them safe housing . . . Map (db m20614) HM
88Maine (Cumberland County), Portland — 9 — Friends (Quaker) Meeting House — Portland Maine Freedom Trail
Top Plaque Maine Freedom Trails Established 2007 Bottom Plaque Friends (Quaker) Meeting House, Corner of Federal and Pearl Streets. Famous abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison started the Maine anti-slavery movement with a speech . . . Map (db m96520) HM
89Maine (Cumberland County), Portland — George Cleeves Memorial
In honor of George Cleeves Founder of Portland 1633 Deputy President of the Province of Lygonia 1645 - 1659 There landed with George Cleeves, his wife Joan, and daughter Elizabeth, his partner Richard . . . Map (db m55535) HM
90Maine (Cumberland County), Portland — Hack Stand of Charles H.L. Pierre — Portland Freedom Trail
Hack stand of Charles H.L. Pierre, 29 Middle Street. Charles H.L. Pierre led the African American men, who rescued the stowaway aboard HMS Albion Cooper in the Fall of 1857. In the mid-1800s, professional opportunities for freed Blacks were . . . Map (db m185939) HM
91Maine (Cumberland County), Portland — Hack Stand of Reuben Ruby — Portland Freedom Trail
The hack stand of Reuben Ruby, corner of Temple and Federal Streets. Ruby (1798-1878) was Portland's foremost African American Anti-Slavery activist and underground railroad conductor. In 1826, Ruby helped publish a protest in the newspaper . . . Map (db m96610) HM
92Maine (Cumberland County), Portland — Home of Amos Noλ and Christiana Williams Freeman — Portland Freedom Trail
First full-time called minister of the Abyssinian Meeting House 1841-1852 Rev. Freeman (1809-1893) was an instructor in the school maintained for African Americans in the Abyssinian Meeting House. As conductors on the Underground Railroad, the . . . Map (db m50428) HM
93Maine (Cumberland County), Portland — 5 — Home of Charles Frederick Eastman, Harriet Stephenson Eastman, and her father, Alexander Stephenson — Portland Freedom Trail
Home of Charles Frederick Eastman, Harriet Stephenson Eastman, and her father, Alexander Stephenson, 211 Sumner Street, now Newbury Street. They are buried at Evergreen Cemetery. The Eastmans and Stephensons were conductors on the . . . Map (db m186150) HM
94Maine (Cumberland County), Portland — Home of Deacon Brown Thurston, 32 Union Street — Portland Freedom Trail
An early supporter of the Temperance cause and one of the first to "espouse the cause of the slave." Thurston (1814-1900) helped freedom seekers in their flight from slavery, "at one time having the care of 30 fugitives, who were dispatched . . . Map (db m186462) HM
95Maine (Cumberland County), Portland — 7 — Home of Elias and Elizabeth Widgery Thomas — Portland Freedom Trail
Corner of India and Congress Street, known as a Station House on the Underground Railroad. The home was destroyed in the Great Fire of 1866. The Thomases were prominent in the Portland Anti-Slavery Society, begun in 1833, which also worked to . . . Map (db m50429) HM
96Maine (Cumberland County), Portland — Honoring those who served — Welcome to the U.S.S. Portland Memorial
Displayed here are the U.S.S. Portland CA-33's after mast, bridge shield, and ship's bell. This memorial honors one of the most-decorated ships of World War II, her crew, and the men who died aboard the Portland and other U.S. Navy . . . Map (db m186379) HM
97Maine (Cumberland County), Portland — In 1745
In 1745 on a high bluff on the opposite corner, stood the old wind-mill from which this mill-stone was taken.Map (db m185937) HM
98Maine (Cumberland County), Portland — India Street Terminal
In recognition of Portland's role in Canada's history India Street Terminal at Milepost 0.0. on the Atlantic & St. Lawrence / St. Lawrence & Atlantic RRs. Grand Trunk Railway of Canada Canadian National Railways July . . . Map (db m50445) HM
99Maine (Cumberland County), Portland — John Ford Memorial
[On the base of the John Ford statue]: John Ford, Director - “I Make Westerns” Born: John Martin Feeney, 2-1-1894 Died: John Ford, 8-31-1973 Portland High School Class of 1914 Married Mary McBride Smith . . . Map (db m72521) HM WM
100Maine (Cumberland County), Portland — Joseph Coffin Boyd — 1760 - 1823
District Paymaster US Army, War of 1812 First Maine State Treasurer [Served 1820-1823, died in office]Map (db m50435) WM

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