Cobourg in Northumberland County, Ontario — Central Canada
This resident of Cobourg was the province's leading stage-coach proprietor from about 1830 to 1856. His Royal Mail Line ran from Hamilton to Montréal, with links to other centres. In February, 1840, Weller drove the Governor-General, Charles Poulett Thompson, from Toronto to Montréal in the record time of 37 hours and 40 minutes. Three times mayor of Cobourg, he was also chairman of its Harbour Commission, president of the Coburg-Rice Lake Plank Road Company and organizer of the International Telegraph Company.
Erected 1957 by Ontario Archaeological and Historic Sites Board.
Location. 43° 57.623′ N, 78° 9.784′ W. Marker is in Cobourg, Ontario, in Northumberland County. Marker is on King Street East (Provincial Highway 2) east of McGill Street, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is located in the Northwest corner of Victoria Park.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ryerson Walk (within shouting distance of this marker); Church of St. Peter (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); Victoria Hall (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); a different marker also named Victoria Hall Cobourg and Peterborough Railway (approx. half a kilometer away); The Founding of Cobourg (approx. half a kilometer away); Victoria College (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Marie Dressler (approx. 0.9 kilometers away). Click for a list of all markers in Cobourg.
Also see . . . Wikipedia - William Weller. (Submitted on October 30, 2015, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.)
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