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Hancock Barracks (1828-1845) - A U.S. Army barracks established in 1828 as a border defense during the border dispute known as the Aroostook War in present day Houlton, Aroostook County, Maine. Abandoned in 1845.
Hancock Barracks History
Established by the U.S. Army 5 May 1828 on the U.S. - Canada border. The post was established to provide a presence during a border dispute with Canada. The barracks was garrisoned with three companies of the 1st U.S. Artillery.
The post was abandoned 9 Sep 1845 and the buildings were sold at auction in 1873. The post cemetery still exists.
Houlton, Aroostook County, Maine
USGS Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) Database Entry:
- Name: Hancock Barracks Type: Historical Class: Military ID: 1910393
- Location: Aroostook County, Maine, US, FIPS Code: 23003
- Latitude: 46.1289415, Longitude: -67.8147402, Elevation: 574 Map: Houlton North
- As Of: 07 May 2001
- Source: U.S. Board on Geographic Names
Location: Houlton, Aroostook County, Maine.
Maps & Images
Lat: 46.128933 Long: -67.81475
- 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 365
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