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Related Historical MarkersFort Halifax National Historic Site
By Cosmos Mariner, July 2, 2017
Fort Halifax Park Marker (wide view)
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|Near Halifax Street (U.S. 201) 0.2 miles north of China Road (Maine Route 137). |
Native Americans inhabited this site at the confluence of the Kennebec and Sebasticook Rivers from at least 5000 years ago, until 1692.
A pilgrim trading post was also located on this site in the 1650s.
Located within Fort Halifax Park is . . . — — Map (db m116136) HM|
|Near Halifax Street (U.S. 201) 0.2 miles north of China Road (Maine Route 137), on the left when traveling north. |
This blockhouse is the only building that remains of a larger fort complex, built by British-Americans in 1754-1755, to defend the upper Kennebec River Valley from possible attack by the French and their Native American allies.
The . . . — — Map (db m116133) HM|