Fort Kent Postal History
Aroostook County, Maine

a service of
V. F. Thomas Co. - P. O. Box 55 - Bass Harbor, Maine  04653
info@vfthomas.com

(updated 21 May 2019)


Thank you for the contriutions to this page from the Strout family collection.



Postmarks from the town of Fort Kent include:
Fish River
Fort Kent
Fort Kent Mills



Fort Kent

1843 September 6:
   Fort Kent post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1852:
   Postmaster: Samuel Stevens (source: Maine Register and State Reference Book. 1852.)

1939 December 4:
   The circular postmark is approximately 30 mm in diameter.
      

1950 September 21:
   The circular postmark is 20–21 mm in diameter.
      

2006 June 5:
   The oval postmark is approximately 30 mm wide by approximately 34 mm tall. The outside vertical height of the four horizontal bars to the right of the oval is approximately 18 mm high.
      

today:
   Fort Kent post office is still in operation.



Fort Kent Mills


1906 April 11:
   Fort Kent Mills post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1967 August 31:
   The circular postmark is 32–33 mm in diameter. The four horizontal bars to the right of the circle are a little less than 6 mm apart on center.
      

today:
   Fort Kent Mills post office is still in operation.