Douglas Mountain (Maine)

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Douglas Mountain
Douglas Mountain is located in Maine
Douglas Mountain
Douglas Mountain
Highest point
Elevation 1,381 ft (421 m)  NAVD 88[1]
Prominence 852 ft (260 m) [1]
Coordinates 43°52′18″N 70°41′49″W / 43.8717°N 70.6969°W / 43.8717; -70.6969Coordinates: 43°52′18″N 70°41′49″W / 43.8717°N 70.6969°W / 43.8717; -70.6969[1]
Geography
Location Sebago, Cumberland County, Maine, U.S.

Douglas Mountain or Douglas Hill is a small mountain in Sebago, Maine, United States. It is named after early European settlers John and Andrew Douglas and was first settled by United States citizens in the 1830s. It is part of a small range called the Saddleback Hills on the west side of Sebago Lake.

In 1892, the mountain and surrounding area was purchased by Dr. William Blackman, a New York surgeon. He constructed a sixteen-foot stone tower at the summit, which provides panoramic views of the surrounding area. The Nature Conservancy later purchased and protected the land from development and later handed over to the town of Sebago for public recreation.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Douglas Mountain, Maine". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2016-03-30. 
  2. ^ Pinkham, Steve (2009-06-01). The Mountains of Maine: Intriguing Stories Behind Their Names. Down East Books. pp. 12–. ISBN 9780892728923. Retrieved 2016-03-30.