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Grand Falls in Victoria County, New Brunswick — The Atlantic Provinces (North America)
 

Fort Carleton

1791

 
 
Fort Carleton Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., August 18, 2018
1. Fort Carleton Marker
Inscription.  

In 1791, Thomas Carleton, first Governor of New Brunswick, ordered the erection of a military post at Grand Falls, which bore his name. The Fort protected the route followed by postal couriers between Halifax and Quebec. It also affirmed the Province's ownership of the area against American claims, and gave the early inhabitants necessary protection.

Fort Carleton contributed to the development of the region near the Falls. It was a first step in the history of a local militia, establishing a tradition which has since been maintained.

placed ... 29-09-91

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En 1791, Thomas Carleton, premier gouverneur du Nouveau-Brunswick, a fait élever à Grand-Sault un poste militaire qui a porté son nom. Ce fort devait protéger la route des courriers postaux qui voyageaient entre Halifax et Québec. Il affirmait aussi la propriété de cette région pour notre province, ce que contestaient les Américains, et assurait la protection des premiers habitants de la région.

Le Fort Carleton donna aussi un certain essor

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à l'habitation dans le voisinage des Chutes. Ce fut un premier pas dans l'histoire de la milice à Grand-Sault, et commença ainsi une tradition qui s'y maintient toujours.

placée ... 29-09-91
 
Erected 1991 by Town of Grand Falls / la Ville de Grand-Sault.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1791.
 
Location. 47° 2.821′ N, 67° 44.513′ W. Marker is in Grand Falls, New Brunswick, in Victoria County. Marker is at the intersection of Broadway Boulevard (New Brunswick Route 130) and Court Street, in the median on Broadway Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Grand Falls NB E3Z 2K3, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Veterans Memorial (here, next to this marker); World Wars Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Acadia of the Lands and Forests / l'Acadie des terres et forêts (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Ron Turcotte (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); World War I Memorial (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); World War II Memorial (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); German 77mm Gun (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); O. B. Davis Park and Lovers' Lane (approx. half a kilometer away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grand Falls.
 
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Fort Carleton Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., August 18, 2018
2. Fort Carleton Marker
Looking NE
 Fort Carleton at Grand Falls. (Submitted on October 22, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 22, 2018. It was originally submitted on October 22, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 150 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 22, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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