General Henry Knox's Estate

General Henry Knox's Estate (tmp-e675e)

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

N 44° 4.892', W 69° 10.093'

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Thomaston, Maine

—The Museum in the Street —

In 1795, Major-General Henry Knox retired from public life and built a magnificent estate in Thomaston. His wife, Lucy Fluker Knox, named it Montpelier. A reconstruction of the original house, now a museum, can be seen at the intersection of Routes 1 and 131 south. General Knox died in 1806. Although he had owned much land, without his guidance the family estate fell into ruin. This photograph, taken in 1871, shows that it was beyond repair. It was razed to make room for the Knox & Lincoln Railroad. The corner of the original house's foundation is under the gray office building across the tracks.The last remaining structure, one of seven outbuildings of the original estate, is now the Thomaston Historical Society. Between 1872 and 1956, the building served as the town's railroad station. Since 1972 it has been home to the Society.
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HM Numbertmp-e675e
Placed ByTown of Thomaston, Maine
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, July 19th, 2017 at 10:21pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 486531 N 4880942
Decimal Degrees44.08153333, -69.16821667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 4.892', W 69° 10.093'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 4' 53.52" N, 69° 10' 5.58" 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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