Place:Fort Kent, Aroostook, Maine, United States

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NameFort Kent
TypeTown
Coordinates47.25°N 68.583°W
Located inAroostook, Maine, United States
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Fort Kent is a town in Aroostook County, Maine, United States. The population was 4,097 in the 2010 census. Fort Kent is home to an Olympic biathlete training center, an annual CAN-AM dogsled race, and the Fort Kent Blockhouse, built in reaction to the Aroostook War and in modern times designated a national historic site. Principal industries include agriculture (particularly potatoes and forestry) and textiles. Fort Kent is the northern terminus of U.S. 1 and the ending point of the Northern Forest Canoe Trail. Fort Kent signed a lease agreement with the Fish River Flying Club on 8 July 2011 to repair, maintain, and operate the local municipal airport, which had been closed since the 1980s.

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