Terraces, Overlook and Allees

Terraces, Overlook and Allees (tmp-7d869)

Location: Thomaston, ME 04861 Knox County
Country: United States of America

N 44° 4.904', W 69° 10.127'

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Knox Museum

Two-tiered terraces will flank either side of the main entrance to Montpelier, giving a greater presence to the mansion. The walkway up to the front door will also be extended, and serve (as) a guide to visitors toward the new overlook. The overlook will provide a view of Thomaston as well as a view to the location of the original Montpelier along the St. George River.
"His house is admirable situated, looking south, almost directly down Georges River, which makes a kind of bay, and salt water here. The river itself empties below his house. . . "Journal of the Reverend Paul Coffin,15 August 1796, about the originalMontpelier's location
Trees planted in rows as Knox had requested in his landscaping notes will be placed on either side of the terraces and of Montpelier as two allées extending back to the Oval Garden. The trees will be of varieties noted in his writings, such as ash, elm, and spruce trees.
"None of these however to be less thansix inches diameter, and planted in rows,so as to form an avenue or vista."Knox to Thomas Vose (?),12 November 1795
(Marker Number 10.)
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Date Added Wednesday, July 19th, 2017 at 10:22pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 486486 N 4880964
Decimal Degrees44.08173333, -69.16878333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 4.904', W 69° 10.127'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 4' 54.2400" N, 69° 10' 7.6200" W
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Area Code(s)207
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Old High St, Thomaston ME 04861, US
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