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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Penobscot County, Maine

Clickable Map of Penobscot 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> Penobscot County, ME (42) Aroostook County, ME (25) Hancock County, ME (112) Piscataquis County, ME (4) Somerset County, ME (3) Waldo County, ME (73) Washington County, ME (66)  PenobscotCounty(42) Penobscot County (42)  AroostookCounty(25) Aroostook County (25)  HancockCounty(112) Hancock County (112)  PiscataquisCounty(4) Piscataquis County (4)  SomersetCounty(3) Somerset County (3)  WaldoCounty(73) Waldo County (73)  WashingtonCounty(66) Washington County (66)
Bangor is the county seat for Penobscot County
Adjacent to Penobscot County, Maine
      Aroostook County (25)  
      Hancock County (112)  
      Piscataquis County (4)  
      Somerset County (3)  
      Waldo County (73)  
      Washington County (66)  
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1 Maine, Penobscot County, Bangor — A Place of Meeting
Long before the arrival of the first settlers, this area of the Kenduskeag served as a travel route and encampment site for Native Americans, hunters, trappers and explorers, and the young village of Condeskeag grew in the late 18th century . . . Map (db m110593) HM
2 Maine, Penobscot County, Bangor — Bangor Victory Platoon
Here, on August 22, 1943, fifty six 17 year old volunteers enlisted in the U.S. Navy. They were the largest group from Maine to enlist in the Navy during World War II Gilbert T. Soucy · Killed in Action [Victory Platoon Members and . . . Map (db m110563) HM WM
3 Maine, Penobscot County, Bangor — Bangor Water District Thomas Hill Standpipe
The Thomas Hill standpipe was designed by Ashley B. Tower of Tower and Wallace of New York and Holyoke, Mass. and built in 1897 by Major James M. Davis on land once owned by the Thomas brothers. Using a portable sawmill and blacksmith shop erected . . . Map (db m175789) HM
4 Maine, Penobscot County, Bangor — Bangor World War II Honored Dead
These Bangor WWII Veterans Gave The Ultimate Sacrifice [Names not transcribed]Map (db m106940) WM
5 Maine, Penobscot County, Bangor — Capt. John Ayer
Co. H. 16th. Regt. Me. Vols. died in Libby Prison Richmond VA. Feb. 22, 1863. A.E. 35 years. Brave Soldier Rest.Map (db m110684) WM
6 Maine, Penobscot County, Bangor — Charles A. ThatcherCapt. U. S. Navy
Killed near the mouth of the Red River, Louisiana, while in the service of his country, commanding U.S. Gunboat Gazelle Nov. 26, 1864, Aged 27 Years.Map (db m110698) WM
7 Maine, Penobscot County, Bangor — Civil War Memorial
In memory of our citizen soldiers who died for their country. Consecrated 1864. [Roll of Honored Dead] Rev. Chs. D. Jameson • Wm. J. Deane • Edward F. Orff Lewis L. Marsh • Jas. L. Rowe • Wm. P. Holden Wm. Jordan • Ransom Wharton . . . Map (db m110678) WM
8 Maine, Penobscot County, Bangor — Grand Army of the Republic Fortand Soldiers and Sailors Lot
This fort was built by patriotic donors in 1907 to honor veterans of the Grand Army of the Republic. It was rebuilt in 1985 with funds bequeathed by Luther H. Peirce, a member of the Second Maine Regiment of Volunteers in the Civil War. . . . Map (db m110720) WM
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9 Maine, Penobscot County, Bangor — Hannibal HamlinAugust 27 1809 - July 4 1891 — Statesman • Diplomat • Citizen of Bangor —
Speaker - of - Maine - House Member - of - Congress United - States - Senator Governor - of - Maine Vice President with Lincoln Minister - to - Spain Erected 1927 by Public ContributionMap (db m110584) HM
10 Maine, Penobscot County, Bangor — Hersey Memorial Building (Old Bangor City Hall) Bell
This 1800 pound bell was cast by the Clinton H. Meneely Bell Co., Troy, New York for installation in the Hersey Memorial Building (Old Bangor City Hall) where it was dedicated on July 4, 1894. At the dedication each councilman pulled the bell . . . Map (db m110570) HM
11 Maine, Penobscot County, Bangor — Korean War Memorial
This memorial is to honor All Korean War Veterans with special tribute to Maine Congressional Medal of Honor recipients Cpl. David B. Champagne Cpl. Clair Goodblood Sgt. George D. Libby Maj. Charles J. Loring, Jr. Col. Lewis L. . . . Map (db m106944) WM
12 Maine, Penobscot County, Bangor — Maine Korean War Memorial1950 • 1953
(Front) They Gave Their Lives Fighting For Freedom Medal of Honor Recipients Cpl Clair Goodblood Army Cpl David B Champagne USMC Sgt George D Libby Army Maj Charles J Loring Jr USAF [Remaining Roll of Honored . . . Map (db m110728) WM
13 Maine, Penobscot County, Bangor — Maine Vietnam Veterans Memorial1961 - 1975
. . . Map (db m110551) WM
14 Maine, Penobscot County, Bangor — Nathaniel LordDied July 12, 1852,
His death was caused by the accidental discharge of a pistol while on board Steamer Governor Dana, as Sacramento City Cal.Map (db m110695) HM
15 Maine, Penobscot County, Bangor — Norumbega Parkway1933
Through the generosity of the late Luther H. Peirce the building of this parkway was made possibleMap (db m110611) HM
16 Maine, Penobscot County, Bangor — Park Holland
Born in Shrewsbury Mass. Nov. 19, 1752, Died in Bangor Me. May 21, 1844. He served in the War of the Revolution as Lieutenant in the 5th Regiment of Massachusetts; and in grateful memory of that service the . . . Map (db m110692) HM WM
17 Maine, Penobscot County, Bangor — Paul Bunyan of Bangor, Maine
This statue, reputed to be the largest of Paul Bunyon in the world, stands facing the Penobscot River. The legendary giant woodsman is a symbol of the great era in the late 1800's when Bangor, Maine was acclaimed to be "The Lumber Capitol of the . . . Map (db m4938) HM
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18 Maine, Penobscot County, Bangor — Paul Bunyan of Bangor, Maine Reported permanently removed
• This permament statue of Paul Bunyon, 31 feet tall and weighing 3700 pounds is made of reinforced fiberglass and internally braced with steel. It stands on a solid concrete foundation the top of which is 6 feet above ground level. Built into the . . . Map (db m242468) HM
19 Maine, Penobscot County, Bangor — Purple Heart MemorialCombat Wounded Veterans — 1782 • Military Order of the Purple Heart • 1932 —
. . . Map (db m106942) WM
20 Maine, Penobscot County, Bangor — Rev. Henry C. HenriesBorn May 8, 1820. Died March 30, 1865
for nearly four years Chaplain of the U.S. Gen. Hospital Annapolis Md.Map (db m110683) WM
21 Maine, Penobscot County, Bangor — Saltonstall's Naval Fleet Gun1779 - 1876
This gun was in one of Commodore Saltonstall's Sloops-of-War blown up in Bangor Harbor August 1779. Recovered August 1876.Map (db m110589) HM WM
22 Maine, Penobscot County, Bangor — Samuel Call
. . . Map (db m110691) HM
23 Maine, Penobscot County, Bangor — Samuel de Champlain
Near this spot in the year 1604 Samuel de Champlain Gallant pioneer and intrepid explorer made a landing on his voyage up the Penobscot RiverMap (db m110599) HM
24 Maine, Penobscot County, Bangor — Second Maine RegimentIn Memory of the
Not painlessly doth God recast and mould anew the nation Second Maine Regiment of Volunteers Battle Record • July 1861 - May 1863 Bull Run · Yorktown · Hanover Court House Gaines' Mill · Malvern Hill · Manassas-2nd Bull Run . . . Map (db m110628) WM
25 Maine, Penobscot County, Bangor — Site of First Permanent Jewish House of Worship in Maine
Site of First Permanent Jewish House of Worship in the State of Maine Congregation Beth Israel, 1897Map (db m40493) HM
26 Maine, Penobscot County, Bangor — Spanish Bronze Cannon
Cast at Seville, February 9, 1787. Dismounted from Fort Toro, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. — in bombardment by — U.S. Navy, June 15th, 1898. Recovered June 7th, 1899, by Lieut. Commander Frank E. Fletcher, commanding U.S.S. Eagle . . . Map (db m110600) HM WM
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27 Maine, Penobscot County, Bangor — Spanish-American War Memorial
To the memory of the Soldiers and Sailors of the Spanish-American War 1898 ————————— Shield and Scrolls recovered from wreckage of U.S.S. Maine Blown up Havana Harbor, Cuba . . . Map (db m110559) WM
28 Maine, Penobscot County, Bangor — Veterans Memorial
In Memory of All Veterans Freedom Is Not FreeMap (db m106946) WM
29 Maine, Penobscot County, Bangor — War Memorial
Dedicated to all who have made the supreme sacrifice for their country Sponsored by and erected through the efforts of Norman N. Dow Post Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States and the generosity of the Citizens of . . . Map (db m110601) WM
30 Maine, Penobscot County, Bangor — World War II Memorial
(Front) World War II Memorial 1941-1945 Dedicated to the more that 112,000 Mainers who served in that war 2,551 gave their lives for our freedom The jeep was a vehicle universal to all branches of the U.S. Armed Services (Side) . . . Map (db m62466) WM
31 Maine, Penobscot County, Brewer — Chamberlain - Freedom ParkBrewer Historical Society
Chamberlain - Freedom Park commemorates Major General Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain. General Chamberlain won the Congressional Medal of Honor for his heroic Civil War defense of Little Round Top Hill at Gettysburg. He was chosen to accept the . . . Map (db m208131) HM
32 Maine, Penobscot County, Brewer — John Holyoke House
Site of the John Holyoke House Built 1811, Dismantled 1997 Dedicated 1997 Brewer Historical Society's Chamberlain Freedom Park In honor of General Joshua L. Chamberlain Maine's Official Memorial to the . . . Map (db m208092) HM
33 Maine, Penobscot County, Corinth — Robyville BridgeMaine Historic Civil Engineering Landmark
Oldest surviving example of a long truss system used in a Maine covered bridge. Built in 1876 — Designated on January 17, 2002Map (db m198697) HM
34 Maine, Penobscot County, Dixmont — The Dixmont Corner Cemetery
Previously called the Luce Cemetery, and later the Mount Harris Cemetery, the current Dixmont Corner Cemetery is the original public burial ground for the town of Dixmont. The Luce Cemetery was reportedly used for re-interments from the Methodist . . . Map (db m148384) HM
35 Maine, Penobscot County, Dixmont — The Dixmont Town HouseBuilt in 1836
The Dixmont Town House was built in 1836, probably by Rowland Tyler (1780-1872), one of Dixmont's original settlers. Mr. Tyler is the documented builder of the Dixmont Corner Methodist Church, formerly known as the Union Church, built in 1834-1835, . . . Map (db m136999) HM
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36 Maine, Penobscot County, Medway — A. J. “Allie” Cole
This scenic overlook named in memory of Maine Highway Pioneer A. J. “Allie” Cole. In 1917 Allie began horse drawn mail, freight and passenger service between Enfield and Burlington, Maine. By the 1920’s he hauled freight in motor trucks . . . Map (db m2087) HM
37 Maine, Penobscot County, Millinocket — Baxter State Park
Donated to the State of Maine by Percival Proctor Baxter Governor 1921 – 1925and accepted by the State forever to be held in trust in its natural wild state for the benefit of the people of Maine for public park, public forest and public . . . Map (db m136198) HM
38 Maine, Penobscot County, Millinocket — Destination Katahdin!Thoreau, Roosevelt and you
Thirsting to experience nature’s splendor and vast wilderness, famous conservationists, politicians and artists were drawn to this area. In August 1879, young Theodore Roosevelt – who saw himself as a combination of naturalist, old-time . . . Map (db m136219) HM
39 Maine, Penobscot County, Millinocket — Katahdin
Baxter Peak – elevation- 5267 ft. Northern terminus of the Appalachian Trail A mountain footpath extending over 2000 miles to Springer Mtn. Georgia ← Thoreau Spring         1.0 m. ← Katahdin Stream Campground           5.2 . . . Map (db m67678) HM
40 Maine, Penobscot County, Millinocket — Mount Katahdin
This tablet is placed here by the Forest Commissioner of Maine under order of the governor and Executive Council dated March 16, 1932 to record the gift and conveyance to the state on March 3, 1931 and October 7, 1931 by Percival Proctor Baxter, . . . Map (db m67677) HM
41 Maine, Penobscot County, Millinocket — The Golden Road- Built for today’s log drivers -
Welcome to the Golden Road, a 96-mile private road built by the Great Northern Paper Company that stretches from the Canadian border crossing to Millinocket, Maine. The road, which parallels the West Branch of the Penobscot River, was built . . . Map (db m136220) HM
42 Maine, Penobscot County, Millinocket — Want to see a moose? Think like one!
I can smell and hear you long before you see me. To get a glimpse of me, look for my tracks and droppings; then approach quietly, with the wind in your face. I am crepuscular. During the day, I can be hard to find in the thick, cool forest, . . . Map (db m136221)
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