Thorold in Niagara Regional Municipality, Ontario — Central Canada
The Founding of Thorold
Erected by Ontario Heritage Foundation, Ministry of Culture and Recreation.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers • Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1828.
Location. 43° 7.32′ N, 79° 12.038′ W. Marker is in Thorold, Ontario, in Niagara Regional Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Thorold, Ontario L2V, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. In Memory of Unknown American Soldiers (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Laura Ingersoll Secord (about 120 meters away); Beaver Dams (about 120 meters away); Arthur S. Whelan (about 150 meters away); In Memory of John Bean, Ph.D., M.D. (about 150 meters away); Lock 24 - First Welland Canal (approx. 1.6 kilometers away); Vertical Lift Bridges (approx. 3.7 kilometers away); Bollards & Fairleads (approx. 3.7 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Thorold.
More about this marker. Although this historical marker is located in the Beaverdams Battlefield Park, this park is NOT the site of the Beaverdams Battlefield. This battle actually took place at a location some distance to the southeast. However, the space for this park was apparently originally part of the right-of-way for one of the earlier versions of the Welland Canal and when this version of the canal fell out of use, the canal was filled in and this portion of the canal right of way was converted into a community park. Just to the south of this historical marker one can partially see, exposed above ground, what is left of one of the old canal locks.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 27, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 2, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 530 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 2, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.