“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers and War Memorials in York County, Maine

Clickable Map of York 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> York County, ME (134) Cumberland County, ME (182) Oxford County, ME (4) Carroll County, NH (42) Rockingham County, NH (140) Strafford County, NH (40)  YorkCounty(134) York County (134)  CumberlandCounty(182) Cumberland County (182)  OxfordCounty(4) Oxford County (4)  CarrollCountyNew Hampshire(42) Carroll County (42)  RockinghamCounty(140) Rockingham County (140)  StraffordCounty(40) Strafford County (40)
Alfred is the county seat for York County
Adjacent to York County, Maine
      Cumberland County (182)  
      Oxford County (4)  
      Carroll County, New Hampshire (42)  
      Rockingham County, New Hampshire (140)  
      Strafford County, New Hampshire (40)  
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1 Maine, York County, Berwick — Berwick Maine War Memorial
(front) To the living, a memory. To the dead, a tribute. For posterity, an emblem of loyalty. 1861-1865 (rear) To the soldiers of Berwick. 1776-1911Map (db m95484) WM
2 Maine, York County, Biddeford — A Stone Fort
was built in 1693 rear of this place near the banks of the Saco River as a refuge from the IndiansMap (db m55700) HM
3 Maine, York County, Biddeford — 6 — Alfred Street / La Rue AlfredBiddeford, Maine — The Museum in the Streets® —
The construction of Alfred Street was ordered by the County Court in 1828. It was intended to pass through the center of valuable mill sites and connect directly to Main Street, Saco. Protests and petitions over this originated in . . . Map (db m186157) HM
4 Maine, York County, Biddeford — 17 — Biddeford City Hall / L'Hôtel de VilleBiddeford, Maine — The Museum in the Streets® —
Biddeford became a city in 1855. The city government met in the Somes Building on Washington and Main Streets. When the Central Block burned down in 1858, it had been thel largest wooden building north of Boston. It contained . . . Map (db m186176) HM
5 Maine, York County, Biddeford — Biddeford Maine Veterans Memorial
Biddeford Veterans Memorial Park Dedicated in 1993 to those who made the supreme sacrifice. There are 5 slabs printed on both sides listing Biddeford residents who died during the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, Korean war, Vietnam war, 2 . . . Map (db m96423) WM
6 Maine, York County, Biddeford — Map — Biddeford, MaineThe Museum in the Streets®
Welcome to Biddeford An early Industrial Revolution site, Biddeford was settledin 1630 by proprietors John Oldham and Richard Vines. They received their land grant as payment for services to the Plymouth Company in 1629. John . . . Map (db m186151) HM
7 Maine, York County, Biddeford — Map — Biddeford, MaineThe Museum in the Streets®
Welcome to Biddeford An early Industrial Revolution site, Biddeford was settledin 1630 by proprietors John Oldham and Richard Vines. They received their land grant as payment for services to the Plymouth Company in 1629. John . . . Map (db m186168) HM
8 Maine, York County, Biddeford — 7 — Biddeford's La Justice / La Justice de BiddefordBiddeford, Maine — The Museum in the Streets® —
Alfred Bonneau started publishing La Justice, a weekly French-language newspaper, in 1893. It was published until 1950. Joseph C. Bolduc was the last editor. Alfred Bonneau was a prominent citizen and one of the foremost . . . Map (db m186160) HM
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9 Maine, York County, Biddeford — Civil War Memorial
Our Dead Heroes. "On fame's eternal camping ground their silent tents are spread, and glory guards with solemn round the bivuac of our dead." Maine admitted into the Union 1820. Sumter. 1861. . . . Map (db m186175) HM WM
10 Maine, York County, Biddeford — 4 — Fort Saco in 1693 / Le Fort Saco en 1693Biddeford, Maine — The Museum in the Streets® —
The Indians burned the township of Saco in 1688. Fort Saco was built on the future site of the Laconia Mills to protect the settlers in 1693. The fort served as stables during the construction of the Laconia mills in 1841. Yo Cat Gully . . . Map (db m55718) HM
11 Maine, York County, Biddeford — Honor RollWorld War II
In grateful memory of the high courage and sacrifice of the men and women who served with the Armed Forces in World War IIMap (db m186186) WM
12 Maine, York County, Biddeford — John E. MaxsonIn Memoriam — November 4, 1966 - September 27, 2017 —
In recognition of his selfless service as a Founder of Winterfest and for bringing laughter and smiles to Biddeford's children during the cold days of winter.Map (db m186173) HM
13 Maine, York County, Biddeford — 12 — Journal Building in 1916 / Le Bâtiment du Journal Quododien en 1916Biddeford, Maine — The Museum in the Streets® —
The Biddeford Daily Journal as a weekly abolitionist paper. Saco publishers Cowen and Noyes purchased the Eastern Journal which became the Union Journal in 1858, then the Biddeford Daily Journal in 1858, . . . Map (db m186172) HM
14 Maine, York County, Biddeford — 67 — Lafayette's Tour
Lafayette's Tour On June 24, 1825, General Lafayette spent the night here at Spring's Tavern on his way to Portland. He stopped again on June 26 traveling south.Map (db m204927) HM
15 Maine, York County, Biddeford — 20 — McArthur Library / La Bibliothèque McArthur
Frederick Douglas was denied the pulpit of the Second Parish Congregational Church in Biddeford. Abolitionist members of the church were disappointed and met in a pavilion tent erected for the 1855 Maine Republican Party . . . Map (db m186181) HM
16 Maine, York County, Biddeford — 13 — Painchaud Band / La Fanfare PainchaudBiddeford, Maine — The Museum in the Streets® —
The parade highlighting Painchaud's Band, in the lower photo, is going down Adams Street. The occasion is a flag raising on April 14, 1917 supporting World War I. In the background is the Nickel Theater, an early motion picture . . . Map (db m186170) HM
17 Maine, York County, Biddeford — 2 — Samuel Peirson's House / La Maison Samuel PeirsonBiddeford, Maine — The Museum in the Streets® —
"Squire" Samuel Peirson's House was located on the site of Phillip's garrison house destroyed by the Indians in 1675 during King Phillip's War. The house shown here was erected in 1767 by Jeremiah Hill who died in 1820. Samuel . . . Map (db m186155) HM
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18 Maine, York County, Biddeford — 30 — St. André's Church / L'Église Sainte AndréBiddeford, Maine — The Museum in the Streets® —
Bishop Heley and Father Pierre-Emmanuel Dupont of St. Joseph's Church decided that a second church for Franco-Americans was needed. In 1899, they called upon Rev. Louis Bergeron, pastor in Fairfield, Maine, to organize St. André's . . . Map (db m186187) HM
19 Maine, York County, Biddeford — 23 — St. Joseph's Church / L'Église St. JosephBiddeford, Maine — The Museum in the Streets® —
The organization of St. Joseph's Church was begun by Rev. Jean-François Ponsardin, January 5, 1870, under Bishop Bcon's orders to organize a French-Canadian parish in Biddeford. The old Methodist Church on Alfred Street was used from . . . Map (db m186185) HM
20 Maine, York County, Biddeford — 21 — St. Mary's Church / L'Église St. MaryBiddeford, Maine — The Museum in the Streets® —
In 1848, Irish Catholics celebrated their first mass in the Emery House at the foot of Emery Street in Biddeford with Father McGuire of the parish of St. Dominic's in Portland. Around 1850, Catholics started to congregate . . . Map (db m186182) HM
21 Maine, York County, Biddeford — 1 — The Biddeford Shipyards / Les Chantiers NavalsBiddeford, Maine — The Museum in the Streets® —
The Water Street area once had several shipyards. The painting is of the Mt. Washington clipper ship done while in Canton Harbor, China. Built in 1867 at the height of the China trade, the ship was the largest built on the Saco . . . Map (db m186152) HM
22 Maine, York County, Biddeford — 8 — The I.O.O.F. Block / Le Bloc I.O.O.F.Biddeford, Maine — The Museum in the Streets® —
The International Order of Odd Fellows block was built in 1870. Its members alternated with the Masons in laying cornerstones with the Masons in laying cornerstones and dedicating new buildings throughout the city. Fraternal . . . Map (db m186161) HM
23 Maine, York County, Biddeford — 3 — The James Sullivan Home / Le Résidence de James SullivanBiddeford, Maine — The Museum in the Streets® —
James Sullivan was born in Berwick, Maine in 1744 and came to Biddeford in 1769. Around 1770, he built a two-room house at the corner of Main and Hill Streets and in 1774, his enlarged house became one of the best in the village. He . . . Map (db m186153) HM
24 Maine, York County, Biddeford — 5 — The Laconia Co. / La Compagnie LaconiaBiddeford, Maine — The Museum in the Streets® —
The first mill in Biddeford was the Laconia Compny founded by Samuel Batchelder in 1841. Production of cloth began in 1845. Some twelve million bricks were used in the construction. A large machine shop and foundry were constructed . . . Map (db m186156) HM
25 Maine, York County, Biddeford — 15 — The Lincoln Street Mill and Clock Tower / La Filature Et Sa Tour Sur La Rue LincolnBiddeford, Maine — The Museum in the Streets® —
The Lincoln Street Mill went into production in 1853. With additions it contained eight million square feet of floor space. Power from the Saco river arrived in 27-foot diameter brick-lined tunnels. Turbines converted the flow into . . . Map (db m186164) HM
26 Maine, York County, Biddeford — 18 — The Opera House / La Salle de L'OpéraBiddeford, Maine — The Museum in the Streets® —
Biddeford, Maine was known for its good theater. It was the second stop on the summer stock route out of Boston. The Opera House shown here is the third on this site. The first was called Beethoven Hall built in 1850 and it could . . . Map (db m186179) HM
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27 Maine, York County, Biddeford — 22 — The Society Saint Jean-Baptiste de Bienfaisance / La Société Saint Jean-Baptiste de BienfaisanceBiddeford, Maine — The Museum in the Streets® —
The fraternal society, "La Société Saint Jean-Baptiste de Bienfaisance," built its quarters at the corner of Main and Elm Streets in 1895. Organized in Biddeford at the close of the Civil War, July 15, 1867, its founders were . . . Map (db m186183) HM
28 Maine, York County, Biddeford — 11 — The Thacher Hotel / L'Hôtel ThacherBiddeford, Maine — The Museum in the Streets® —
Hotel Thacher was built in 1847 by the Saco Water Power Co. and was originally known as the Biddeford House. It was renamed Hotel Thacher in 1894 in honor of Judge George Thacher. The lines of the block, its roof, and its windows . . . Map (db m186166) HM
29 Maine, York County, Biddeford — 16 — Tracy House / La Maison TracyBiddeford, Maine — The Museum in the Streets® —
Reverend Tracy of the second Congregational Church and later Pastor of the Second Parish Congregational Church of Saco built this large late Federal style house in 1826. Reverend Tracy came to Biddeford from Cambridge, Massachusetts . . . Map (db m186180) HM
30 Maine, York County, Biddeford — Welcome to Shevenell Park
This park is dedicated to Israel Shevenell, (1826-1912) one of the first Franco-American immigrants to Biddeford. Shevenell walked to this town from Canada in 1845.Map (db m186163) HM
31 Maine, York County, Cape Porpoise — The Battle of Cape Porpoise (Goat Island)
August 8, 1782, a British ship of 18 guns attacked a small force of inhabitants gathered on Goat Island and was driven away by severe musket fire, losing 17 men. Lieut. James Burnham of this town was killed. This tablet was erected August 8, . . . Map (db m55672) HM
32 Maine, York County, Cape Porpoise — Veterans Memorial
Memorial to all Veterans of Kennebunkport WWII Korean and Vietnam Conflicts and to those who made the supreme sacrifice May 30, 1974Map (db m55642) WM
33 Maine, York County, Kenenbunk — 8 — The Nathaniel Frost Home / La Maison de Nathaniel FrostKennebunk, Maine — The Museum in the Streets —
This Federal home was built in 1799 for Nathaniel Frost by Thomas Eaton who was responsible for many residential and commercial buildings in Kennebunk. The original building on this lot was built by Theodore Lyman in 1770 and later . . . Map (db m186320) HM
34 Maine, York County, Kennebunk — 1st Sgt. Christopher Coffin
In loving memory of 1st Sgt. Christopher Coffin Operation Iraqi Freedom beloved husband, friend, soldier and hero Map (db m186329) WM
35 Maine, York County, Kennebunk — A Memorial Tree
In remembrance of those who lost their lives in the Armed Forces WWIIMap (db m186328) WM
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36 Maine, York County, Kennebunk — 15 — Boston & Maine R.R. Depot / La gare du Boston & MaineKennebunk, Maine — The Museum in the Streets® —
This depot was constructed in 1872 when the Boston & Maine Railroad operated a branch line between Portland and South Berwick, Maine. It is an example of Stick-style architecture. During the late 1800, tourists to the area were met . . . Map (db m186335) HM
37 Maine, York County, Kennebunk — 9 — Brick Store Museum Block / Les Bâtiments du Brick Store MuseumKennebunk, Maine — The Museum in the Streets® —
This quartet of buildings, which now forms the Brick Store Museum, was operated as separate businesses throughout the decades. The brick building was erected in 1825 by wealthy merchant and ship owner, William Lord. In 1936 Lord's . . . Map (db m186324) HM
38 Maine, York County, Kennebunk — Civil War Memorial
1861 - 1865Map (db m186322) WM
39 Maine, York County, Kennebunk — 10 — First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church / Première église paroissiale Unitarienne UniversalisteKennebunk, Maine — The Museum in the Streets® —
This church was built in 1772-1773 on land donated by Colonel Joseph Storer, to house the congregation originally located at the Kennebunk Landing. The church was enlarged by Thomas Eaton in 1803 and the bell tower was constructed. . . . Map (db m186323) HM
40 Maine, York County, Kennebunk — 21 — Hugh McCulloch Home / La demeure Hugh McCullochKennebunk, Maine — The Museum in the Streets® —
The Hugh McCulloch home was actually built in 1787 for Tomas Wiswell. The home ha a massive center chimney and three upstairs bedrooms have hinged walls which can be swung upward and secured to the ceiling to create a large ballroom. . . . Map (db m186345) HM
41 Maine, York County, Kennebunk — Kennebunk Rotary ClubFounded 1925
The Four Way Test of the things we think, say or do Is it the truth? Is it fair to all concerned? Will it build good will and better friendships? Will it be beneficial to all concerned? 1925 - Kennebunk Rotary Club is . . . Map (db m186303) HM
42 Maine, York County, Kennebunk — Map — Kennebunk, MaineThe Museum in the Streets
Welcome to Kennebunk The Native American word “Kennebunk” means “long cut bank” and likely refers to Great Hill at the mouth of the Mousam River which would have been an important landmark to those traveling the coast in their . . . Map (db m186306) HM
43 Maine, York County, Kennebunk — Map — Kennebunk, MaineThe Museum in the Streets®
Welcome to Kennebunk The Native American word “Kennebunk” means “long cut bank” and likely refers to Great Hill at the mouth of the Mousam River which would have been an important landmark to those traveling the coast in their . . . Map (db m186327) HM
44 Maine, York County, Kennebunk — Lafayette Elm Site
Here stood the Lafayette Elm whose image adorns Kennebunk's Town Seal. Named for the great French friend of the American Revolution, the Marquis de Lafayette, who was entertained at the adjoining Storer Mansion ono June 25, 1825, the elm and . . . Map (db m186309) HM
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45 Maine, York County, Kennebunk — 14 — Park Street School / L'École Secondaire de Park StreetKennebunk, Maine — The Museum in the Streets® —
The first school to be built on this site was called Union Academy. Built by subscription in 1833 it functioned as a school for those students near the center of town until it was consumed by fire in 1870. The next structure was . . . Map (db m186332) HM
46 Maine, York County, Kennebunk — 6 — The Bourne Mansion / La Résidence BourneKennebunk, Maine — The Museum in the Streets —
This three-story federal home was built in 1812 for John Usher Parsons and his bride Susanna Savary. Mr. Parsons died soon after in 1815. The home was then purchased in 1815. The home was then purchased in 1816 by Daniel Sewall, . . . Map (db m186318) HM
47 Maine, York County, Kennebunk — 23 — The Butland Shipyard and Cemetery / Le chantier naval Butland et le CimetièreKennebunk, Maine — The Museum in the Streets® —
More than 20 vessls were built on the Mousm River between the years of 1760 and 1790. Most vessels were built here at what was then "The John Butland Shipyard." The largest vessel weighed nearly 240 tons. Many of the earliest . . . Map (db m186348) HM
48 Maine, York County, Kennebunk — 12 — The Dr. Lemuel Richards Home / La Demeure Dr. Lemuel RichardsKennebunk, Maine — The Museum in the Streets® —
The Dr. Lemuel Richards home was originally built in 1800 for William Taylor who lived here until 1815. After suffering financial losses, due to the War of 1812, Taylor sold the home to William Hackett and Timothy Frost who were . . . Map (db m186326) HM
49 Maine, York County, Kennebunk — 17 — The George Wise Home / La demeure George WiseKennebunk, Maine — The Museum in the Streets® —
This Second Empire style home with mansard roof was built for merchant George Wise in 1868 just three years after the Civil War ended. This home occupies the site which was previously owned by George's father, Captain Daniel Wise, . . . Map (db m186338) HM
50 Maine, York County, Kennebunk — 7 — The Horace Porter Home / La Maison d'Horace PorterKennebunk, Maine — The Museum in the Streets —
This Greek Revival home was built by Beniah Littlefield for Horace Porter in 1848. The land was originally owned by Horace’s father, Joseph Porter, who operated a tin shop on the premises. Horace was a wealthy merchant who had this . . . Map (db m186319) HM
51 Maine, York County, Kennebunk — 16 — The James Hubbard Home / La demeure James HubbardKennebunk, Maine — The Museum in the Streets® —
This Colonial Saltbox home was built c.1750 making it one of a handful of colonial homes still left standing in Kennebunk. It was built for Captain James Hubbard who was originally from Berwick, Maine. Hubbard commanded of a company . . . Map (db m186339) HM
52 Maine, York County, Kennebunk — 3 — The Lafayette Center / Le Centre LafayetteKennebunk, Maine — The Museum in the Streets —
Numerous manufacturers have occupied this site throughout Kennebunk’s history. Since the first settlement of Kennebunk in the mid 1600s, until now, the Mousam River has been the site of many industries including sawmills, textile and . . . Map (db m186307) HM
53 Maine, York County, Kennebunk — 20 — The Landing / The Landing (le quai)Kennebunk, Maine — The Museum in the Streets® —
The depression in the bank across the street is one of the last visible remains of a once thriving shipbuilding industry which existed along the western banks of the Kennebunk River. Prior to 1790, most shipbuilding was done on the . . . Map (db m186344) HM
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54 Maine, York County, Kennebunk — 24 — The Larrabee Garrison / Le Fort LarrabeeKennebunk, Maine — The Museum in the Streets® —
Near this spot stood the Larrabee Garrison which was constructed between 1714 - 1722 by William and Stephen Larrabee. It embraced more than an acre of ground and had thick timber walls. Within the walls were five houses. During times . . . Map (db m186347) HM
55 Maine, York County, Kennebunk — The McCulloch HouseBuilt in 1782 Birthplace of Hugh McCulloch — 1808 - 1895 —
First Comptroller of the Currency, Secretary of the Treasury under Lincoln and Johnson, 1865-1869; Arthur 1884-1885Map (db m186346) HM
56 Maine, York County, Kennebunk — 2 — The Mousam River / Le Fleuve MousamKennebunk, ME — The Museum in the Streets —
It is believed that the Mousam River takes its name from an Indian word, but the true meaning of the word has long been lost. Some speculate that “Mousam” means “Moose”. The face of the river front has changed over the years, as is . . . Map (db m186302) HM
57 Maine, York County, Kennebunk — 5 — The Ross Block and The Kennebunk Inn / Le Bâtiment Ross et l'Auberge de KennebunkKennebunk, Maine — The Museum in the Streets —
This brick building was built by Dr. Frank Ross in 1885 following destructive fires which destroyed the two previous wooden buildings that stood here. This brick building, originally only two stories tall, initially housed Dr. Ross’s . . . Map (db m186310) HM
58 Maine, York County, Kennebunk — 4 — The Storer Residence / La Résidence StorerKennebunk, Maine — The Museum in the Streets —
This home was constructed in 1758 by Joseph Storer and his wife Hannah. Storer was the wealthiest man in Kennebunk at the time and owned a saw mill, country store and grist mill. He entered into the Revolutionary War in 1777. He was . . . Map (db m186308) HM
59 Maine, York County, Kennebunk — 19 — The Wedding Cake House / La maison du 'Gâteau de Mariage'Kennebunk, Maine — The Museum in the Streets® —
Originally this Federal style, brick home was undadorned when built by George Washington Bourne in 1826. The main structure is brick. Following a fire in 1852 which destroyed the original barn, Bourne decided to rebuild it. He added . . . Map (db m186343) HM
60 Maine, York County, Kennebunk — Vatican Pavilion Sculpture
This magnificent sculpture, designed and executed by Vytautas K. Jonynas, adorned the façade of the Vatican pavilion at the Worlds Fair in New York City (1964-1965). It depicts the church militant, the church suffering, and the church triumphant, . . . Map (db m105035) HM
61 Maine, York County, Kennebunk — Veterans Memorial
In memory of those who served World War II • Korea • Vietnam • Lebanon-Granada • Panama • Desert Shield/Storm • Persian Gulf • Afghanistan • IraqMap (db m186331) WM
62 Maine, York County, Kennebunk — 1 — Wallingford HallKennebunk, Maine — The Museum in the Streets —
This Federal home was designed by Thomas Eaton in 1804 for George W. Wallingford. George Wallingford was born in 1775 and was a graduate of Harvard College in 1795. He was admitted to the bar in 1798 and began practicing law in . . . Map (db m186301) HM
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63 Maine, York County, Kennebunk — Waterhouse Center
In 2013, long-time Kennebunk resident Geraldine Waterhouse and her granddaughter Paige Hill, bequeathed a generous donation for the purpose of establishing the Waterhouse Youth Endowment at the Waterhouse Center. This endowment was created . . . Map (db m186311) HM
64 Maine, York County, Kennebunk — World War I Memorial
Kennebunk, her soldiers and sailors of the World War 1914 - 1918 John Authier • Melvin G Ayer • Aretas O Barker • Sidney Batchelder • Linwood C Bodwell • Floyd C Boston • Gail VF Boston • Deane N Brigham • . . . Map (db m186321) WM
65 Maine, York County, Kennebunk — 13 — Zion's Hill / Zion's Hill (La Colline Dorée)Kennebunk, Maine — The Museum in the Streets® —
The upper section of Summer Street was settled by wealthy ship builders and business men, many belonging to the Lord and Thompson families. It became known as "Zion's Hill" in 1833 when the sale of liquor was debated by the . . . Map (db m186334) HM
66 Maine, York County, Kennebunkport — Soldiers and Sailors Memorial
To Our Soldiers and Sailors Honor Roll World War 1917 - 1919 [Not transcribed] William W. Sullivan Died in ServiceMap (db m55643) HM
67 Maine, York County, Kennebunkport — The Seashore Trolley Museum
The founding of the Seashore Trolley Museum on this site in July, 1939, established the private railway preservation movement in the United States. Six young men under the subsequent 50 year leadership of Theodore F. Santarelli de Brasch acquired a . . . Map (db m56823) HM
68 Maine, York County, Kittery — Building 86Peace Treaty Building
Building 86 is currently the Shipyard’s Main Administrative Building housing the offices of the Shipyard Commander. In August/September 1905 it was the site of the signing of a treaty ending the Russo-Japanese War. The envoys of Russia and Japan . . . Map (db m77756) HM
69 Maine, York County, Kittery — David Glasgow Farragut
Died in This House August 14, 1870 David Glasgow Farragut Admiral in the United States Navy Faithful and FearlessMap (db m22180) HM
70 Maine, York County, Kittery — Federal Highway Administration Murrah Building Memorial
In loving memory of our Federal Highway Administration family members lost in the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Building, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, April 19, 1995 Lucio Aleman, Jr. • Larry J. Jones • Michelle A. Reeder Mark A. Bolte • James . . . Map (db m50262) HM
71 Maine, York County, Kittery — Fort Foster
Fort Foster was built at the dawn of the 20th century, in an effort to shore up coastal defenses following the Spanish-American War. Today the site provides a unique platform to appreciate Maine’s coastal beauty. Major Gen. John G. Foster . . . Map (db m185012) HM
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72 Maine, York County, Kittery — Fort McClaryAt Kittery Point, Main
A: Blockhouse (1844) B: Riflemen's House (1808-1812) C: Magazine (early 1800s) D: Lower Battery (early 1800s) E: Granite Outer Wall (Civil War era, unfinished) The site at Kittery Point has been used for defensive purpose since 1689. . . . Map (db m161810) HM
73 Maine, York County, Kittery — Historic Rice Public LibraryArabella Rice, youngest of four daughters born to Capt. Robert Rice and wife Charlotte, died 1872
Rice Public Library opened on 5 November 1888. The institution’s first trustees included former New Hampshire Gov. Ichabod Goodwin, who was married to Arabella’s cousin Sarah Parker Rice. Their mansion is one of the celebrated landmarks of . . . Map (db m107005) HM
74 Maine, York County, Kittery — Kittery Maine USS Thresher (SSN 593) Memorial
On 10 April, 1963, all 129 U.S. Navy sailors and civilian workers aboard the USS Thresher perished when the nuclear attack submarine sank more than 200 miles off the New England Coast. The Thresher was designed and build at the Portsmouth Naval . . . Map (db m96374) HM
75 Maine, York County, Kittery — Kittery Maine War Memorial
Front Kittery honors its veterans Rear The monument committee Bibb Longcrier • Norm Leon • David Burke • Allen Carter • Hampton McDaniel • Mark Schremmer • Sally Palmer • John Navish There are two 4 sided obelisks as well: . . . Map (db m96377) WM
76 Maine, York County, Kittery — Maine Soldiers and Sailors Memorial
State of Maine To her sailors and soldiersMap (db m85406) WM
77 Maine, York County, Kittery — New Park [New Shipyard Mall]USS GRAYLING (SSN-646) Memorial
Across from the Shipyard Mall, a new park was dedicated on June 12, 2000, as part of the Shipyard’s Bicentennial celebration. The focal points of the park are the sail of the USS GRAYLING (SSN-646), the next to the last submarine built at the . . . Map (db m22187) HM
78 Maine, York County, Kittery — Province of Maine Marker
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 . . . Map (db m85516) HM
79 Maine, York County, Kittery — Resisting Naval Firepower
Large coastal forts like this one were built to defend against the increasingly powerful cannons that could be mounted on naval vessels in the mid-1800s. Among them were guns designed by Admiral John Dahlgren who became known as the "father of . . . Map (db m161811) HM
80 Maine, York County, Kittery — Shipyard Mall
The Shipyard Mall has been a gathering area since the Civil War when Shipyarders took their oath of allegiance here. The shipyard flagpole stands majestically in its center and numerous monuments are located throughout the park. The sail of the USS . . . Map (db m31696) HM
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81 Maine, York County, Kittery — Sloop Ranger Memorial
In memory of the Continental sloop of War Ranger launched from this island May 10, 1777 Sailed for France November 1777 John Paul Jones, Captain with dispatches of Burgoyne’s surrender received February 14, 1778 The first salute to the Stars and . . . Map (db m85419) HM
82 Maine, York County, Kittery — USMC Memorial Marker
In Memorium Proudly dedicated to the Men and Women who served in the United States Marine Corps since 1775. “Semper Fidelis” Presented and installed by Military Order of Devil Dogs PD # 119 & Seacoast Detachment & Auxiliary Department . . . Map (db m85402) WM
83 Maine, York County, Kittery — Welcome To Fort McClary
Forts at this site have protected Portsmouth Harbor since 1689 when some earthworks and a small blockhouse were built here at what was then called Pepperrell's Garrison after the area's most prominent settler, William Pepperrell. In 1715, the . . . Map (db m161809) HM
84 Maine, York County, Limington — Limington Maine Veterans Memorial
Erected in honor of the loyal men and women of Limington, Maine who served in the wars of their country. Dedicated August 22, 1948Map (db m95412) WM
85 Maine, York County, North Berwick — North Berwick State of Maine Veterans Memorial
This marker is dedicated to Maine veterans from all wars who served in combat. It covers the time period from the Revolutionary War through Iraq.Map (db m95369) WM
86 Maine, York County, North Berwick — North Berwick Veterans Memorial
In Memory of all Veterans who served their country from North Brunswick Maine Front Bottom Inscription: Presented and erected by Louis O'Cowan No. 65 Women's State Relief Corps In Memoriam World War I Malcom E. Cheyney Clyde C, Quint World . . . Map (db m95368) WM
87 Maine, York County, Old Orchard Beach — "Father Bob"
To honor Rear Admiral Robert James White Chaplain Corps, United States Navy We erect this tribute to "Father Bob" Priest, Chaplain, Lawyer, Educator with gratitude, esteem and affection from the World War Veterans July . . . Map (db m50328) WM
88 Maine, York County, Old Orchard Beach — "Runway to Glory"
In recognition of these early transatlantic flights from Old Orchard Beach, Maine and Harry M. Jones Pioneer Aviator whose airport on this beach made these flights possible August 26, 1927 "Detroiter" Edward Schlee & William Brock . . . Map (db m50263) HM
89 Maine, York County, Old Orchard Beach — "Spirit of St. Louis"
July 24, 1927 (Col. Lindbergh) June 19, 1977 (E.A.A. Replica)Map (db m50291) HM
90 Maine, York County, Old Orchard Beach — 2 — Josephine Goss Home / Harmon Museum / Maison Josephine Goss / Musée HarmonOld Orchard Beach, Maine — The Museum in the Streets —
Josephine Goss Home / Harmon Museum In 1926, Josephine Goss (1840-1937) built this as her home. As the time, she was the last remaining child of Ebenezer and Eliza (Buker) Staples. The architect for the home was Joseph S. . . . Map (db m205776) HM
91 Maine, York County, Old Orchard Beach — Korean and Vietnam Wars Memorial
This monument is dedicated to the men and women who served in the Armed Forces Korean War June 25, 1950 - Jan. 31, 1955 Vietnam War Dec. 22, 1961 - May 7, 1975Map (db m50300) WM
92 Maine, York County, Old Orchard Beach — Ocean Park Hotel1882-1963
Opened as the Granite State House by Mrs. I.C. Estes, the hotel was purchased in 1911 by Frank Hale Thurston. Renamed, it was enlarged to include forty-four guest rooms, a bakery, a soda fountain, a barbershop, telegraph and post offices, and two . . . Map (db m156357) HM
93 Maine, York County, Old Orchard Beach — Old Orchard World War MemorialVictory - Peace
1917 - Honor Roll - 1919 Old Orchard Maine Dedicated to its Citizens who served in the World War [Honor Roll of Names]Map (db m50293) WM
94 Maine, York County, Old Orchard Beach — Salvation Army Camp Meeting Grounds
In memory of Rev. Israel Luce Rev. Daniel B. Randall Rev. Charles Munger who selected this spot for a camp ground in 1873Map (db m50292) HM
95 Maine, York County, Old Orchard Beach — 1 — Staples InnOld Orchard Beach, Maine — The Museum in the Streets —
The original Staples Inn was erected circa 1730. It was acquired by Elisha Staples in the 1790's. His grandson, Ebenezer C. Staples, opened the farmhouse to visitors circa 1840, and is believed to be the first person in town to take in boarders. . . . Map (db m205656) HM
96 Maine, York County, Old Orchard Beach — World War II Memorial
A tribute to the men and women of Old Orchard Beach who served God and Country in World War II and in honored memory of those who gave their lives. Gideon Abbott • Vincent Calvi Jeffrey DeGrace • Henry Durant Richard Freeland • Holroyd Hirst . . . Map (db m50301) WM
97 Maine, York County, Saco — Charles Henry Granger 1812 - 1893Saco Museum Main Street Walk Reported unreadable
Charles Henry Granter (1812 - 1893) was an artist, musician, poet, translator, historian, outdoorsman and environmentalist. He was born in Saco as the son of Saco Collector of Customs Daniel Granter and Mary Jordan, daughter of Tristam Jordan, . . . Map (db m186191) HM
98 Maine, York County, Saco — Dr. Laura Black Stickney, 1879-1961Saco Main Street Museum Walk Reported damaged
Dr. Laura Black Stickney promoted public health, women’s suffrage, and ran for mayor during her 50 years of Saco civic leadership. Born September 8, 1879 in Porter, Maine, Laura May Black learned to read in a one-room school house, directly . . . Map (db m55690) HM
99 Maine, York County, Saco — Jacob Cochran, 1782-1836Saco Main Street Museum Walk
Cochranism was the name given to the religious sect led by Jacob Cochran in the years 1816 to 1819, before this charismatic preacher was convicted and imprisoned for four years on charges of “gross lewd and lascivious conduct.” The . . . Map (db m55698) HM
100 Maine, York County, Saco — Masonic Hall
Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution and Saco Masonic Lodge #9 AF & AM established at this location September 29, 1907.Map (db m186188) HM

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