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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Knox County, Maine

Clickable Map of Knox County, Maine and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Knox County, ME (42) Hancock County, ME (106) Lincoln County, ME (13) Waldo County, ME (73)  KnoxCounty(42) Knox County (42)  HancockCounty(106) Hancock County (106)  LincolnCounty(13) Lincoln County (13)  WaldoCounty(73) Waldo County (73)
Rockland is the county seat for Knox County
Adjacent to Knox County, Maine
      Hancock County (106)  
      Lincoln County (13)  
      Waldo County (73)  
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1Maine, Knox County, Camden — Civil War Memorial
In honor of the Brave Men of Camden who gave their lives in defence of their country during the Great Rebellion 1861 - 65 [Roll of Honored Dead]Map (db m54674) WM
2Maine, Knox County, Camden — Edna St. Vincent Millay1892 — 1950
“All I could see from where I stood Was three long mountains and a wood; I turned and looked another way, And saw three islands in a bay. So with my eyes I traced the line Of the horizon, thin and fine, Straight . . . Map (db m35439) HM
3Maine, Knox County, Camden — Mount Battie Memorial Tower
In grateful recognition of the service rendered by the men and women of Camden in the World War 1914 — 1918 the Mount Battie Association has erected this tower for an enduring memorialMap (db m35419) WM
4Maine, Knox County, Camden — Spanish-American War Memorial1898 • In Memoriam • 1902 — Lest We Forget —
The men who volunteered their services to the Cause of Liberty in the War with Spain that a nation might enjoy peace and prosperity The Birthright of All Men Honor Roll of Members Past and Present Charles P. Freeman • Ralph L. . . . Map (db m54676) WM
5Maine, Knox County, Camden — The Schooner Grace Bailey / The Schooner MercantileBuilt 1882 and 1916
. . . Map (db m54705) HM
6Maine, Knox County, Camden — William ConwayQuartermaster of U.S. Navy
A native of Camden, on duty at the Pensacola Navy Yard, January 12, 1861, was ordered to haul down the American flag in token surrender. He indignantly refused. Honoring his sturdy loyalty the Town of Camden erects this boulder to his memory, and . . . Map (db m105319) HM
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7Maine, Knox County, Cushing — Lower St. Georges and Cushing Veterans Memorial
Dedicated in honor of those men and women of the Lower St. Georges and Cushing, who defended this plantation, town and country here and abroad [Dedicated] August 13, 1989Map (db m54640) WM
8Maine, Knox County, Hope — The Boys of Hope
In Memory of the Boys of Hope who served in World War I, and II, Korea and Vietnam giving supreme sacrifice H. Vinal Hardy WW II Eugene C. Dunbar WW II John R. Goderre VietnamMap (db m46435) HM
9Maine, Knox County, Owl's Head — Owl's Head Light
Land purchased from heirs of Nathaniel Merryman by the United States of America November 22, 1824 Contractors - Jeremiah Berry Robert Foster, Ballard Green Beacon Installed - Winslow Lewis 1st Lightkeeper - Isaac Stearns First . . . Map (db m52323) HM
10Maine, Knox County, Owl's Head — Owl's Head Light Station
How Did Owl's Head Get Its Name? For centuries, people have wondered how Owl's Head received its name. According to Native American legend, the head of an owl can be identified in this rocky cliff that the Indians called . . . Map (db m52332) HM
11Maine, Knox County, Owl's Head — Owl's Head Veterans Memorial
To the men and women of Owl's Head who served their country 1776 - 1976 To honor the men buried in the town who bore arms in the Revolution Samuel Bartlett · Benjamin Cooper Thomas Hix · Job Ingraham Job Perry 2d · Joseph Perry . . . Map (db m52322) WM
12Maine, Knox County, Owl's Head — Welcome to Owls Head Light Station
(panel 1) Welcome to Owls Head Light Station “Owl's Head ushers at once upon a scene almost too beautiful to profane with speech when we are looking at it; impossible to find language to do it justice when memory would . . . Map (db m116036) HM
13Maine, Knox County, Rockland — Chapman Park
Dedicated to Rockland Patrolman John D. Chapman Law Enforcement Officer Killed in the Line of Duty at this location on February 16, 1938Map (db m55395) HM
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14Maine, Knox County, Rockland — Civil War and Edwin Libby Post No. 16, G.A.R. Memorial
To the memory of those men who claiming Rockland by birth or by adoption as their home served in the Army & Navy of the United States War of 1861-1865 Here stood for many years the home of Edwin Libby Post No. 16 Grand Army of the . . . Map (db m55394) WM
15Maine, Knox County, Rockland — Civil War Memorial
In memory of the Soldiers and Sailors of Rockland who gave their lives for their country 1861-1865Map (db m55368) WM
16Maine, Knox County, Rockland — Portland Head Light Bell (1942)
This historic Coast Guard Bell from Portland Head Light is being loaned to the City of Rockland (a Coast Guard City) for their outstanding support of the men and women of the United States Coast GuardMap (db m55370) HM
17Maine, Knox County, Rockland — Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse
Construction of this 4,300-foot long breakwater began in April 1881. Eighteen years, $750,000 and over 732,277 tons of granite later, it was completed on November 24, 1899. The lighthouse dates from 1902 and was placed on the National Register of . . . Map (db m55361) HM
18Maine, Knox County, Rockland — Rockland Harbor TrailSnow Marine Park to Rockland Breakwater Light
[Historical Excerpt Transcribed] General Information The Rockland Harbor Trail is easy to follow. Allow you and your imagination enjoy the Harbor sights along the way. The trail is approximately 5.5. mile[s] from beginning to end, . . . Map (db m52340) HM
19Maine, Knox County, Rockland — Rockland Harbor TrailSnow Marine Park to Rockland Breakwater Light
[Historical Excerpt Transcribed] General Information The Rockland Harbor Trail is easy to follow. Allow you and your imagination enjoy the Harbor sights along the way. The trail is approximately 5.5. mile[s] from beginning to end, . . . Map (db m55360) HM
20Maine, Knox County, Rockland — Rockland Harbor TrailSnow Marine Park to Rockland Breakwater Light
[Historical Excerpt Transcribed] General Information The Rockland Harbor Trail is easy to follow. Allow you and your imagination enjoy the Harbor sights along the way. The trail is approximately 5.5. mile[s] from beginning to end, . . . Map (db m55393) HM
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21Maine, Knox County, Rockland — Spanish American War Memorial1898 • In Memoriam • 1902
Lest We Forget the Volunteers who gave their services and lives in the Cause of Liberty in the War with SpainMap (db m55366) WM
22Maine, Knox County, Rockland — 110 — The Blues Trail: Mississippi to Maine
As blues has spread from Mississippi to the far corners of the country and the world, the state of Maine has assumed an active role in the presentation and promotion of the music to appreciative local audiences ever since Mississippi born blues . . . Map (db m77146) HM
23Maine, Knox County, Rockland — Walter Hamor PistonIn Commemoration of
Walter H. Piston, a noted American composer, author and music educator, was born in Rockland, Maine on January 20, 1894. His long and distinguished career earned him many awards and honors, including two Pulitzer Prizes in Music in 1948 and 1961. . . . Map (db m52321) HM
24Maine, Knox County, Rockland — World Wars Memorial
We, the citizens of this community, enshrine forever the glorious memory of our boys and girls, living and dead who served their country in World Wars I and II Erected Nov. 11, 1948Map (db m52320) WM
25Maine, Knox County, Rockport — André the SealSculpture by Jane Wasey — 1978 —
André was born on Robinson’s Rock in Penobscot Bay on May 16, 1961. Abandoned at birth, he was found, befriended, raised and trained by Harry Goodridge of Rockport, Maine. André is honorary harbor master of Rockport Harbor and is a celebrity of more . . . Map (db m124338) HM
26Maine, Knox County, Rockport — The Rockport Lime Kilns
During the 19th Century, Rockport was a major supplier of lime to East Coast markets. These kilns converted limestone rock supplied by 15 local quarries into lime used to make mortar & finish plaster. The burned lime was packed into wooden casks and . . . Map (db m124348) HM
27Maine, Knox County, Thomaston — Civil War Soldiers and Sailors Memorial
In memory of the Soldiers & Sailors of 1861 - 1865 One Country, One FlagMap (db m54641) WM
28Maine, Knox County, Thomaston — 15 — Encampment SiteKnox Museum — Thomaston, Maine —
To honor Henry Knox’s military achievements, a permanent encampment site will be created with stockades and cannons for museum use for re-enactments and demonstrations. The site will be located behind Montpelier with the encampment and tent . . . Map (db m105564) HM
29Maine, Knox County, Thomaston — Former State Prison SiteThomaston Village Trail
Originally built in Thomaston in 1824 to house maximum security prisoners, the Maine State Prison underwent many changes in its 178 year history. The prison was initially constructed with underground cells. Prisoners were lowered each night . . . Map (db m175898) HM
30Maine, Knox County, Thomaston — 21 — General Henry Knox's Estate / La Propriété du General Henry KnoxThomaston, Maine — The Museum in the Street —
In 1795, Major-General Henry Knox retired from public life and built a magnificent estate in Thomaston. His wife, Lucy Fluker Knox, named it Montpelier. A reconstruction of the original house, now a museum, can be seen at the . . . Map (db m105548) HM
31Maine, Knox County, Thomaston — 11 — Heirloom Vegetable and Fruit Garden, Barn and OrchardKnox Museum — Thomaston, Maine —
In keeping with its mission to “honor the life and times of Henry Knox and the heritage of Montpelier,” the Knox Museum is working to implement a landscape program for its campus, developed in collaboration with Richardson & Associates . . . Map (db m105568) HM
32Maine, Knox County, Thomaston — Maine State Prison
Destroyed by fire September 15, 1928 New prison dedicated September 11, 1924 Percival Proctor Baxter Governor 1921 – 1924 Henry H. Hastings, Bethel • Frank H. Hargraves, Buxton Charles S. Highborn, Augusta Prison Commissioners . . . Map (db m175799) HM
33Maine, Knox County, Thomaston — 12 — Near the Old Prison / À Coté de l'Ancienne PrisonThomaston, Maine — The Museum in the Streets —
Near the Old Prison The Georges Hotel stood at the intersection of Main and Georges Street where there now is an empty lot. It burned to the ground leaving the three chimneys standing. On a very windy day several years after the . . . Map (db m54671) HM
34Maine, Knox County, Thomaston — 10 — Terraces, Overlook and AlléesKnox Museum — Thomaston, Maine —
Two-tiered terraces will flank either side of the main entrance to Montpelier, giving a greater presence to the mansion. The walkway up to the front door will also be extended, and serve (as) a guide to visitors toward the new overlook. The . . . Map (db m105567) HM
35Maine, Knox County, Thomaston — The Builders, the Captains and the Seamen of Thomaston Ships
This flagpole was erected as a memorial to the Builders, the Captains and the Seamen of Thomaston Ships by those who take pride in their accomplishmentsMap (db m55529) HM
36Maine, Knox County, Thomaston — 6 — The Meeting HouseKnox Museum — Thomaston, Maine —
Construction of The First Parish Meeting House began in 1795, and was completed in 1797, with Henry Knox’s help. Members of the parish, the Knox family was involved in church activities at the meeting house, which was located next to the site . . . Map (db m105557) HM
37Maine, Knox County, Thomaston — 14 — The Oval Garden and Willow PondKnox Museum — Thomaston, Maine —
Knox’s letters and financial papers specifically note the presence of an oval-shaped garden, a key feature to the landscape plan. The garden will contain plants such as rosebushes, lilacs and bleeding hearts, and will have brick walkways, an . . . Map (db m105572) HM
38Maine, Knox County, Thomaston — The Revere BellKnox Museum — Thomaston, Maine —
American Patriot Paul Revere is best known for his midnight ride on April 18, 1775, warning colonists of the advancing British forces. Although generations of people know Revere as an American hero, others know him as a noted silver and . . . Map (db m105554) HM
39Maine, Knox County, Thomaston — The Voyage of Captain George Waymouth
To commemorate the voyage of Captain George Waymouth to the Coast of Maine in 1605 His discovery and exploration of the St. Georges River and planting a Cross on the northerly shore of this harbor where the river "trended . . . Map (db m54665) HM
40Maine, Knox County, Thomaston — Thomaston Historical Timeline
1605 Capt. Geo. Waymouth explores and names the St. Georges River 1630 To trade with Indians native to area post built near Wadsworth St. Bridge 1692 St. Georges River is boundary between the French and English territories . . . Map (db m55475) HM
41Maine, Knox County, Thomaston — Map — Thomaston, MaineThe Museum in the Streets
Welcome to Thomaston, Maine, the town that went to sea Thomaston is known for its historic white houses. Both Main and Knox Streets are on the National Historic Register. Of the slightly more than 700 homes in town, approximately . . . Map (db m55531) HM
42Maine, Knox County, Thomaston — War MemorialFor God and Country
In Memory of Veterans of All Wars and ConflictsMap (db m54670) WM
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Jan. 30, 2023