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Fort Halifax National Historic Site
 
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By Cosmos Mariner, July 2, 2017
Fort Halifax Park Marker (wide view)
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1Maine (Kennebec County), Winslow — Fort Halifax Park
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
2Maine (Kennebec County), Winslow — Fort HalifaxOldest Blockhouse in the United States
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
 
 
  
  
  
 
Jul. 26, 2021