Fort Allen (2)

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Fort Allen (2) (1775, 1814-1815) - A Revolutionary War fortification established in 1775 by patriot forces in Portland, Cumberland County, Maine. Named for Colonel Ethan Allen who captured Fort Ticonderoga in May 1775. Used as a hospital during the War of 1812 and abandoned in 1815. Also known as Fort Ethan Allen.

Civil War Era Cannon on Fort Allen Earthworks
Civil War Era Cannon Muzzle
The View from the Site of Fort Allen

Fort Allen (2) History

Initially built with five guns in a crescent shaped battery for the defense of Portland, Maine. It was later enlarged to include a barracks and magazine. In the War of 1812 parts of the fort were used as a hospital.

Current Status

Part of Fort Allen City Park in Portland, Cumberland County, Maine. Two civil war era guns are emplaced on period earthworks.

Location: Fort Allen City Park, Portland, Cumberland County, Maine.

Maps & Images

Lat: 43.665595 Long: -70.240752



Visited: 18 Jun 2012

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