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Welcome to Fort Kent ...

Fort Kent is located in Aroostook County<1>.

A typical abbreviation for Fort Kent: Ft. Kent

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Fort Kent has a population of 3,814 people<2> (see below for details).

Fort Kent is 560 feet [171 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Fort Kent lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: While Fort Kent is in the Eastern Time Zone, the area just to the west is in the Atlantic Time Zone (AST/ADT).

Fort Kent is within the boundaries of the (207) area code.

The ZIP code for Fort Kent: 04743<4>

Websites for Fort Kent ...

Official Website: www.fortkent.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Fort Kent had an population of 3,814 people. This is a decrease of 6.91% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 9.9% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Fort Kent had a population of 4,097 people (or 5.7% of the total population of Aroostook County). This makes Fort Kent the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Fort Kent represents 0.31% of the population of Maine (which has 1,328,361 people), making it the state's 87th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 4,097 people, the population of Fort Kent decreased 3.21% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 4,233 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Fort Kent.

Communities Also Named Fort Kent ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Fort Kent - it's located in Alberta.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Fort Kent.

Communities near Fort Kent ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Fort Kent.

  • Edmundston
  • Madawaska [Aroostook County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Madawaska
    • Madawaska [Aroostook County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Fort Kent
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,715 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Madawaska have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Madawaska
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Madawaska<6>
  • Saint Jacques
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Jacques
    • Saint Jacques lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Fort Kent
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Jacques came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<8>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Jacques
  • Frenchville [Aroostook County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frenchville
    • Frenchville [Aroostook County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the east of Fort Kent
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,031 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frenchville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frenchville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Frenchville<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Saint Basile
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Basile
      • Saint Basile lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northeast of Fort Kent
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Basile came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<8>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Basile
    • Eagle Lake [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eagle Lake
      • Eagle Lake [Aroostook County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the south of Fort Kent
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 796 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eagle Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eagle Lake
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eagle Lake<6>
    • Saint David
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint David
      • Saint David lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Fort Kent
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint David came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<8>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint David
    • Saint Agatha [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Agatha
      • Saint Agatha [Aroostook County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the east of Fort Kent
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 713 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Agatha
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Agatha<6>
    • Packington
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Packington
      • Packington lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northwest of Fort Kent
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Packington came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<8>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Packington
    • Saint Francois de Madawaska
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Francois de Madawaska
      • Saint Francois de Madawaska lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the west of Fort Kent
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Francois de Madawaska came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<8>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Francois de Madawaska

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Fort Kent. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Fort Kent.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Fort Kent. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Fort Kent.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Fort Kent. See our Newspapers Page for Fort Kent.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Fort Kent ...

Looking for more information about Fort Kent? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Fort Kent, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Fort Kent.

Adding Fort Kent to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Fort Kent in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Fort Kent was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Fort Kent on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Maine (1897).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Fort Kent on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Maine

About Aroostook County

About Maine

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Fort Kent: www.fortkent.org/

The official website for Aroostook County: www.aroostook.me.us/

The official website for State of Maine: https://www.maine.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Maine's counties, including Aroostook, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Fort Kent.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Fort Kent - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Fort Kent). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Fort Kent or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Fort Kent) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Fort Kent. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Fort KentOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fort Kent. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.2586, Longitude: -68.5897    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<8>If we have found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.






















 

 

 

 

 


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