Fort St. George (2)

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Fort St. George (2) (1607-1608) - First established in 1607 by the Popham Colony under Captain George Popham on present day Sabino Head in Sagadahoc County, Maine. Named after Saint George, patron saint of England. Abandoned along with the colony in 1608 after the death of George Popham.

Fort St. George Memorial to the First Ship Built by the Popham Colony
Fort St. George Plan Overlay on Current Site
Site of Fort St. George at Sabino Head

Fort St. George (2) History

Established by the Popham Colony, the first settlement in New England, in August 1607. The fort was constructed as a large star shaped fort with nine cannons of various sizes mounted. A detailed plan of the fort was drawn by an expedition member, John Hunt, and survives today. The colony lasted only a single year and the surviving members returned to England in 1608.

Fort St. George Plan as drawn by John Hunt

Current Status

The site is a part of Fort Baldwin Historic Site at Sabino Head, Sagadahoc County, Maine

Location: Fort Baldwin Historic Site, Sabino Head, Sagadahoc County, Maine.

Maps & Images

Lat: 43.753276 Long: -69.788702



Visited: 14 Jun 2012

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