Forts on the Kennebec River

Forts on the Kennebec River (HMZ8C)

Location: Phippsburg, ME 04562 Sagadahoc County
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N 43° 45.299', W 69° 47'

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Since before Columbus discovered the New World, the Kennebec River has been the scene of settlement and conflict. While Fort Halifax represents the most northern military outpost in the region, it is only one of more than twenty forts that have protected some portion of the river.

1. Fort Ancient Augusta (1718), 2. Fort Baldwin (1905), 3. Georgetown Battery (1808)/Fort Popham (1861), 4. Fort Sagadahoc (Stage Island, 1607), 5. Fort St. George (1607), 6. Fort at Cox's Head (1814), 7. Garrison at Georgetown (1734), 8. Samuel Denny's Fort [no date], 9. John Watt's Fort [no date], 10. Arrowsic Fort/Fort Menaskoux (1720), 11. Fort Lewis (1812), 12. Hammond's Fort/Clarke & Lake's Fort (1630, 1658), 13. Woolwich Garrisons (1676, 1740), 14. Fort Noble (1734), 15. Joseph Berry's Fort [no date], 16. Fort Lewis (pre-1745), 17. Fort Richmond (1719, 1741), 18. Fort Frankfort/Fort Shirley (1752).
HM NumberHMZ8C
Placed ByMaine Department of Conservation
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Date Added Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 1:58pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 436938 N 4844958
Decimal Degrees43.75498333, -69.78333333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 45.299', W 69° 47'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 45' 17.94" N, 69° 46' 60.00" W
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Area Code(s)207
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1015 Popham Rd, Phippsburg ME 04562, US
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