Cornwall in Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry Counties, Ontario — Central Canada
United Empire Loyalists
The United Empire Loyalists played a prominent role in the development of this country. In particular, the officers and men of the Royal Highland Emigrants, the King's Royal Regiment of New York, the Loyal Rangers and the King’s Rangers, displayed unswerving fidelity in defence of the city and province of Quebec during the American War of Independence (1775-83). In later years, they subdued the wilderness to create new homes and to lay the foundations of the province of Upper Canada.
Les loyalistes ont joué un grand rôle dans le développement du pays. En particulier, les officiers et soldats du Royal Highland Emigrants, du King’s Royal Regiment of New York, du Loyal Rangers et du King’s Rangers ont déployé une loyauté inébranlable et rendu d'immenses services dans la défense de la ville et de la province de Québec, et ce de 1775 à 1783. Plus tard, surmontant tous les obstacles, ils présidèrent à la création du Haut-Canada.
Erected by Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada/Commission des lieux et monuments historiques du
Marker series. This marker is included in the Canada, Historic Sites and Monuments Board marker series.
Location. 45° 1.139′ N, 74° 43.61′ W. Marker is in Cornwall, Ontario, in Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry Counties. Marker is at the intersection of Second Street East and Sydney Street, on the left when traveling east on Second Street East. Marker is mounted at eye-level on the southeast corner of the Cornwall Public Library, facing Second Street East. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 45 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. War of 1812 (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Rev. John Strachan in Cornwall (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Right Reverend John Strachan (approx. half a kilometer away); Cornwall Grammar School (approx. half a kilometer away); The Founding of Cornwall (approx. half a kilometer away); Cornwall Canal (approx. half a kilometer away); The Glengarry Fencibles (approx. 0.9 kilometers away); The French Presence in Cornwall (approx. 1.2 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cornwall.
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