Hancock Barracks

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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.

Current Status

Houlton, Aroostook County, Maine

USGS Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) Database Entry: 1910393

Location: Houlton, Aroostook County, Maine.

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Lat: 46.128933 Long: -67.81475



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