Fort Kent

Fort Kent

      town, Aroostook county, northern Maine, U.S. It lies at the confluence of the St. John (Saint John River) and Fish rivers, 50 miles (80 km) north-northwest of Presque Isle, and includes the communities of Fort Kent and Fort Kent Mills. The town is a port of entry linked by international bridge to Clair, New Brunswick, Canada. Settled in 1825 by French Acadian refugees, it was incorporated in 1869 and took its name from Fort Kent, a blockhouse built in 1839. The community developed as a potato-processing, farming, and lumbering centre. It is the terminus of U.S. Highway 1 from Key West, Florida, and is a gateway to the wilderness watershed areas of northern Maine; it has hunting, fishing, canoeing, and skiing facilities. The University of Maine (Maine, University of) at Fort Kent originated in 1878 as a teacher-training school. Area 54 square miles (140 square km). Pop. (1990) 4,268; (2000) 4,233.

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  • Fort Kent — may refer to: *Fort Kent, Maine, town in Maine, U.S.A. *Fort Kent (fort), fort in Maine, U.S.A …   Wikipedia

  • Fort Kent — Fort Kent, ME U.S. Census Designated Place in Maine Population (2000): 1978 Housing Units (2000): 940 Land area (2000): 3.238587 sq. miles (8.387902 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.076691 sq. miles (0.198628 sq. km) Total area (2000): 3.315278 sq.… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Fort Kent, ME — U.S. Census Designated Place in Maine Population (2000): 1978 Housing Units (2000): 940 Land area (2000): 3.238587 sq. miles (8.387902 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.076691 sq. miles (0.198628 sq. km) Total area (2000): 3.315278 sq. miles (8.586530 …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Fort Kent — 47° 14′ 55″ N 68° 34′ 55″ W / 47.248611, 68.581944 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Fort Kent — Original name in latin Fort Kent Name in other language State code US Continent/City America/New York longitude 47.25865 latitude 68.58949 altitude 168 Population 2488 Date 2011 05 14 …   Cities with a population over 1000 database

  • Fort Kent (Maine) — Fort Kent DEC …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Fort Kent (Maine) — Fort Kent Fort Kent Pays  États Unis État …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Fort Kent, Maine — Infobox Settlement official name = Fort Kent, Maine settlement type = Town nickname = motto = The Little Town That Could (stemming from a local during the 2004 Biathlon World Cup) imagesize = 197x147px image caption = Downtown Fort Kent image… …   Wikipedia

  • Fort Kent (fort) — Infobox nrhp | name =Fort Kent nrhp type = nhl caption = nearest city= Fort Kent, Maine lat degrees = 47 lat minutes = 15 lat seconds = 9 lat direction = N long degrees = 68 long minutes = 35 long seconds = 27 long direction = W locmapin = Maine… …   Wikipedia

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