Pvt. Hiram T. Smith, Haynesville Woods, Maine
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Rose Red
N 45° 54.893 W 067° 59.598
19T E 578070 N 5085083
Quick Description: Pvt. Hiram T. Smith's Granite marker and white cross is located on East side of US2A a few miles north of Haynesville, Aroostook Co., Maine in the Haynesville Woods.
Location: Maine, United States
Date Posted: 6/30/2011 3:00:26 PM
Waymark Code: WMBX9B
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member GA Cacher
Views: 5

Long Description:
Pvt. Hiram T. Smith's Granite marker and white cross is located on East side of US2A a few miles north of Haynesville, Aroostook Co., Maine in the Haynesville Woods.

Accounts vary but there is some local concensus that Pvt. Hiram T. Smith died in cold weather during construction of the Aroostook Military Road in 1828. US2A follows parts of the old Military Road and is signed as such at Haynesville.

The Treaty of Paris, ending the American Revolutionary War, set the St. Croix River as the eastern boundary of United States. It did not detail the border north of the headwaters of the river and this began to be troublesome after the War of 1812 as loggers from both Maine and New Brunswick began cutting timber in the Aroostook country. Some forts were built. The Webster Ashburton Treaty of 1842 settled the issue without bloodshed. Alexander Longfellow, younger brother of the poet, was instrumental in surveying and placing the resulting boundary markers.

This Waymark was created with Richard S. Naylor of Boston, Massachusetts.

Instructions for logging waymark: A photograph is required of you (or your GPS receiver, if you are waymarking solo) and the gravemarker.
First Name: Hiram

Last Name: Smith

Born: Not listed

Died: Not listed

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