Fort George (12)

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Fort George (12) (1715-1737) - An English colonial era fort and settler refuge established as Fort George in 1715 in Brunswick, Sagadahoc County, Maine. Razed in 1737.

The repurposed 1834 Cabot Mill Building on the Site of Fort George and Fort Andros. The marker for both forts is located at the entrance on the right.

History

Construction of this fort began in August 1715 under the supervision of Captain John Guiles and was completed in December 1751. The site was described as "on the ledge of rocks at the northern end of Maine Street." The new fort was located near the site of the old Fort Andros.

The fort walls were made of stone laid in mortar and were very thick. The trace of the fort included two bastions and two half-bastions. Inside the fort was a large two story house/barracks with the roof appearing above the wall.

The fort was abandoned in 1737 and dismantled on the order of the General Court of Massachusetts. The property reverted to the proprietors who subsequently leased it to individuals and finally sold it in 1761. The ruins of the old fort were still visible as late as 1802.

Current Status

Fort Andros/Fort George Marker

Marker only remains. The old fort site is currently overbuilt with the Fort Andross Mill Complex, a business center building with origins that date back to an 1809 cotton mill.


Location: 14 Maine Street, Brunswick, Sagadahoc County, Maine. Map point is marker location.

Maps & Images

Lat: 43.91905 Long: -69.96705

  • Multi Maps from ACME
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  • Maps from Google
  • Elevation: .....'

See Also:

Sources:

  • Roberts, Robert B., Encyclopedia of Historic Forts: The Military, Pioneer, and Trading Posts of the United States, Macmillan, New York, 1988, 10th printing, ISBN 0-02-926880-X, page 363.
  • Wheeler, George A. and Henry W., History of Brunswick, Topsham, and Harpswell, Boston, A. Mudge & Sons (printers), 1878, 1006 pages, Pdf

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Visited: 27 May 2018


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