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Fort Kent, Maine, USA

Fort Kent, Aroostook, ME

The town is a port of entry linked by international bridge to Clair, New Brunswick, Canada. Settled in 1825 by French Acadian refugees, it was incorporated in 1869 and took its name from Fort Kent, a blockhouse built in 1839. The community developed as a potato-processing, farming, and lumbering centre.

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  • 1838 - 1840 - (Fort Kent) - A fort, named for Governor Edward Kent, was constructed
    between 1838 and 1840 to assert Maine’s authority and protect the settlers during the bloodless Aroostook War.
    http://maineanencyclopedia.com/fort-kent/

  • 1854 - Fort Kent
    Fort Kent, a post-village of Aroostook co., Me., at the mouth of Fish river, about 155 miles N. of Bangor. It contains 5 stores. This place enjoys...Read MORE...


  • 1886 - Fort Kent
    Fort Kent is situated on the south bank of St. John’s River, in the northern part of Aroostook County. It is 126 miles N.N.W. of Houlton via Caribou...Read MORE...


  • Fort Kent, Maine, USA
    R. R. Station, Ft. Kent, Me.
    Postcard
  • 1895 - Fort Kent
    Fort Kent, a post-township and village of Aroostook co, Me., is on the river St. John, which separates it from New Brunswick, Canada. It has...Read MORE...


  • Fort Kent, Maine, USA
    Panoramic View of Ft. Kent, Me.
    Postcard
  • Fort Kent, Maine, USA
    Fort Kent High School
    Postcard
  • 1916
    Fort Kent, a post-township (town) and village of Aroostook co., Me., is on the river St. John, which separates it from New Brunswick, Canada. It has...Read MORE...




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R. R. Station, Ft. Kent, Me.
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Panoramic View of Ft. Kent, Me.
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Fort Kent High School
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  • 1838 - 1840 - (Fort Kent) - A fort, named for Governor Edward Kent, was constructed
    between 1838 and 1840 to assert Maine’s authority and protect the settlers during the bloodless Aroostook War.
    http://maineanencyclopedia.com/fort-kent/
  • 1854 - Fort Kent
    Fort Kent, a post-village of Aroostook co., Me., at the mouth of Fish river, about 155 miles N. of Bangor. It contains 5 stores. This place enjoys... Read MORE...

  • 1886 - Fort Kent
    Fort Kent is situated on the south bank of St. John’s River, in the northern part of Aroostook County. It is 126 miles N.N.W. of Houlton via Caribou... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Fort Kent
    Fort Kent, a post-township and village of Aroostook co, Me., is on the river St. John, which separates it from New Brunswick, Canada. It has... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Fort Kent, a post-township (town) and village of Aroostook co., Me., is on the river St. John, which separates it from New Brunswick, Canada. It has... Read MORE...

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