Fort Williams

Fort Williams (HMFH5)

Location: Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107 Cumberland County
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Country: United States of America
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N 43° 37.379', W 70° 12.554'

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This former military installation, begun in 1873 and known as The Battery at Portland Head, was a sub-post of Fort Preble until 1898 when it became a separate independent fort.
It was designated Fort Williams in honor of Brevet Major General Seth Williams, a native of Maine, and Assistant Adjutant General, U.S. Army.
This coastal defense installation guarded the entrance to Casco Bay and was the headquarters for the harbor defenses of Portland.
It remained an active military base until it was closed in 1964.
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HM NumberHMFH5
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Placed BySouth Portland - Cape Elizabeth Historical Society
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Date Added Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 at 3:22am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 402438 N 4830710
Decimal Degrees43.62298333, -70.20923333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 37.379', W 70° 12.554'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 37' 22.74" N, 70° 12' 33.24" W
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Area Code(s)207
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 12 Captain Strout Cir, Cape Elizabeth ME 04107, US
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