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Kingston, Ontario — Central Canada (North America)
 

The Market Battery

 
 
The Market Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jamie Abel, April 3, 2002
1. The Market Battery Marker
Inscription.  Stood on this site from 1848 to 1875. With Shoal Tower opposite it defended Kingston Harbour and the Rideau Canal. From 1875 this was a public park. In 1885 the Kingston and Pembroke railway station was built.
 
Erected 1955 by Kingston Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraForts and Castles. A significant historical year for this entry is 1848.
 
Location. 44° 13.775′ N, 76° 28.793′ W. Marker is in Kingston, Ontario. Marker is on Ontario Street, 0 kilometers south of Brock Street, on the right when traveling north. The marker stands on a wall within a public park across Ontario Street from Kingston City Hall. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kingston ON K7K, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The King's Royal Regiment of New York (within shouting distance of this marker); Louis de Buade Comte de Frontenac et de Palluau (within shouting distance of this marker); The First Meeting of the Executive Council of Upper Canada (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); Kingston Custom House / Bâtiment des Douanes de Kingston
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(about 180 meters away); The Rev. John Stuart (about 210 meters away); René-Amable Boucher 1735-1812 (about 210 meters away); Kingston Post Office / Bureau de Poste de Kingston (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Bishop Alexander Macdonell (approx. 0.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kingston.
 
More about this marker. Kingston is independent from the surrounding Frontenac County.
 
The Market Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jamie Abel, April 3, 2002
2. The Market Battery Marker
The marker sits on the wall in the foreground, to the extreme right of this photo. Kingston City Hall stands in the background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 27, 2024. It was originally submitted on January 30, 2011, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio. This page has been viewed 953 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 30, 2011, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Apr. 20, 2024