“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Cornwall in Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry Counties, Ontario — Central Canada

War of 1812

St. John's Presbyterian Church

War of 1812 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, May 19, 2017
1. War of 1812 Marker
Founded in 1787 by the well known Scot, the Reverend John Bethune, St. John's Presbyterian Church and its people played an important role in the preservation of Canadian land and territorial claim during the war of 1812. Their first church building was a log cabin on 159 Pitt Street where the Bank of Montréal is currently located. This building was claimed by the British, and was used as a barrack by their troops for a period of time. Church Elders and members served in the war. Archibald McLean, an Elder, served with distinction with Sir Isaac Brock who was responsible for defending Upper Canada (now Ontario) against the United States. History tells us that Major-General Brock died in the presence of McLean at Queenston Heights. Through numerous acts of bravery, skill and foresight, our country was preserved by British Military Forces, Mohawk and other aboriginal supporters, Canadian Voltigeurs, Canadian Militia and the Glengarry Fencibles.
Erected 2013 by Government of Canada.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionWar of 1812.
Wideview of War of 1812 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, May 19, 2017
2. Wideview of War of 1812 Marker
St. John's Presbyterian Church in background
45° 1.106′ N, 74° 43.663′ W. Marker is in Cornwall, Ontario, in Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry Counties. Marker is on Second Street East 0.1 kilometers east of Pitt Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 28 Second Street East, Cornwall, Ontario K6H 1Y3, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Cornwall Orphanage / L'orphelinat de Cornwall (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); United Empire Loyalists (about 90 meters away); New York Cafe / Le Café New York (about 120 meters away); The Rossmore House / La Maison Rossmore (about 120 meters away); The Rev. John Strachan in Cornwall (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); The Founding of Cornwall (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Cornwall Canal (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Right Reverend John Strachan (approx. half a kilometer away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cornwall.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 1, 2017. It was originally submitted on May 23, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 168 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 23, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.
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