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Kingston in Frontenac County, Ontario — Central Canada
 

The King's Royal Regiment of New York

 
 
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By Jamie Abel, April 3, 2002
1. The King's Royal Regiment of New York Marker
Behind and to the right of the marker, across Kingston Harbor, stands a Martello tower at Fort Frederick. A series of four such towers were built here shortly after the War of 1812.
Inscription.  The largest Loyalist Corps in the Northern Department during the American Revolution, the King's Royal Regiment of New York was raised on June 19, 1776 under the command of Sir John Johnson. Originally composed of one battalion with ten companies, it was authorized to add a second battalion in 1780. The regiment, known as the "Royal Yorkers," participated in the bitter war fought on the colonial frontier. It conducted raids against settlements in New York and was also employed in garrison duty. When active campaigning ceased in 1783, the regiment assumed various responsibilities, notably the establishment of a base here, in preparation for the settlement of the Loyalists. It was then fully disbanded, its officers and men settling new New Johnstown (Cornwall) and in the Cataraqui townships.
 
Erected by Ontario Heritage Foundation, Ministry of Citizenship and Culture.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraSettlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary.
 
Location. 44° 13.777′ 
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By Jamie Abel, April 3, 2002
2. The King's Royal Regiment of New York Marker
The marker can be seen across the street from Kingston City Hall, directly above the trash can in the foreground.
N, 76° 28.814′ W. Marker is in Kingston, Ontario, in Frontenac County. Marker is on Ontario Street 0 kilometers north of Clarence Street, on the right when traveling north. The marker stands in a park directly across the street from the front side of the Kingston City Hall. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kingston, Ontario K7K, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Market Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Louis de Buade Comte de Frontenac et de Palluau (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); The First Meeting of the Executive Council of Upper Canada (about 120 meters away); Kingston Custom House / Bâtiment des Douanes de Kingston (about 150 meters away); The Rev. John Stuart (about 180 meters away); Kingston Post Office / Bureau de Poste de Kingston (about 240 meters away); Bishop Alexander Macdonell (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Discover the History of the Anna Lane Site (approx. half a kilometer away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kingston.
 
The King's Royal Regiment of New York Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Abel, April 3, 2002
3. The King's Royal Regiment of New York Marker
Just to the right of and behind the marker stands the Shoal Martello Tower in Kingston Harbor, with the Fort Frederick tower looming in the background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 30, 2011, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio. This page has been viewed 886 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 30, 2011, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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