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Robbinston, Maine, USA

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Where is Robbinston, Maine, USA? 

Robbinston is in Washington County, the easternmost of the United States. As it was settled, the areas, or "Plantations" were numbered, and then became villages and cities. It was named for Edward H. and Nathaniel J. Robbins who received a land grant for the area on October 21, 1786, and became the third and fourth family settled there. A post office was established by 1796, and Robbinston was incorporated on February 18, 1811.

The area near Robbinston was first settled by the French explorer Pierre de Monts from 1604-5 and then abandoned when the colony lost 36 people that first winter. That island, once called De Mont's Island, then the Neutral Island, is now the St. Croix Island International Historic Site. It marks the boundary between the United States and Canada as set out by treaty in 1783. Traces of the fort were first excavated in 1798, then the St. Croix Lighthouse was installed in 1856 at the head of Passamaquoddy Bay where it meets the St. Croix River. It now has seven life-sized historical statues as part of the park walk.
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Robbinston, Maine, USA - Post Office
Robbinston, Maine, USA

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Robbinston, Maine, USA - St. Croix River near Robbinston
Robbinston, Maine, USA

St. Croix River near Robbinston
Robbinston, Maine, USA - Pulpit Rock
Robbinston, Maine, USA

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1786 - Robbinston was named for Edward H. and Nathaniel J. Robbins who received a land grant for the area on October 21, 1786, and became the third and fourth family settled there.

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(Robbinston) - A post office was established by 1796.

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Robbinston was incorporated on February 18, 1811.

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1817 - Sewall Memorial Congregational Church was built in Robbinston

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In 1856, 17 vessels, ranging from 100 to 1000 tons each, were built at Robbinston.

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During the mid-19th century, Robbinston was a last stop for the Underground Railroad where escaping slaves would cross over into Canada and freedom.

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1886 - Robbinston
Robbinston lies on St. Croix River in the south-eastern part of Washington County. Calais bounds it ...Read MORE...

News  1890 - One man in Robbinston, Me., has 3,000 little chickens with quarters in 800 barrels. People go miles to see the sight.

The Topeka Daily Capital
Topeka, Kansas
August 16, 1890
1906
Robbinston, a post-village in Robbinston township (town), Washington co., Me., on Passamaquoddy...Read MORE...


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