Brockville in Leeds & Grenville Counties, Ontario — Central Canada
William Buell, Sr.
1751 - 1832
Renowned as the founder of Brockville, Buell was born in Hebron, Connecticut. Shortly after the outbreak of the American Revolution he moved to Québec where he joined the British forces and eventually served as a commissioned officer in the King's Rangers. In 1784, after his unit had been disbanded, he settled on a Crown grant here in the center of present-day Brockville. One of the area's first permanent residents, Buell became an influential local citizen. He represented Leeds in the Upper Canadian House of Assembly (1800–04). He also contributed to the development of the community of Elizabethtown (Brockville) by subdividing his holdings into lots for sale to settlers and by donating land for the Johnstown District Court House and Gaol and for several churches.
Erected 1990 by Ontario Heritage Foundation, Ministry of Culture and Communications.
Location. 44° 35.239′ N, 75° 41.129′ W. Marker is in Brockville, Ontario, in Leeds & Grenville Counties. Marker is at the intersection of Home Street and Water Street West, on the right when traveling south on Home Street. Click for map.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William Buell’s 1816 Map of Brockville (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Forsyth’s Raid 1813 Former Brockville Post Office (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Gen. Sir Isaac Brock. K.C.B. (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Ogle Robert Gowan, 1803-1876 (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); James Morris (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Johnstown District Court House and Gaol (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Sally Grant (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Blockhouse Island (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); The Brockville Tunnel (approx. 0.4 kilometers away). Click for a list of all markers in Brockville.
Also see . . . Wikipedia - William Buell. (Submitted on August 12, 2015, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.)
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