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:

  • 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.

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Lat: 46.128933 Long: -67.81475



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