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Hamilton in Hamilton County, Ontario — Central Canada
 

First Line of Defense

 
 
First Line of Defense Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 10, 2012
1. First Line of Defense Marker
Inscription.  
This Stone Marks
The Line of Earthworks
In First Line of Defense
1812 - 1815

 
Erected 1914 by Wentworth Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts or CastlesWar of 1812.
 
Location. 43° 16.317′ N, 79° 53.157′ W. Marker is in Hamilton, Ontario, in Hamilton County. Marker can be reached from York Boulevard north of Dundurn Street North. The historic marker is located in Harvey Park, just west of Dundurn Castle, on the Burlington Heights of Hamilton. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 610 York Boulevard, Hamilton, Ontario L8R, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Burlington Heights 1813 - 1814 (here, next to this marker); March to Stoney Creek (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); "The Burlington Races" 1813 (about 180 meters away); Defensive Outwork (about 240 meters away); United Empire Loyalists (about 240 meters away); Sir John Harvey
First Line of Defense Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 10, 2012
2. First Line of Defense Marker
View of the historic marker along the eastern fence line, along the boundary of Harvey Park, situated in between a War of 1812 era cannon and a Parks Canada historic marker.
(approx. 0.2 kilometers away); Dundurn Castle (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); a different marker also named Dundurn Castle (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hamilton.
 
Also see . . .  Burlington Heights National Historic Site of Canada. This is a link to information provided by Parks Canada. (Submitted on June 24, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
First Line of Defense Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 10, 2012
3. First Line of Defense Marker
View of a War of 1812 era cannon located a short distance to the east of the featured historic marker, along the eastern boundary of Harvey Park.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 24, 2018. It was originally submitted on June 24, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 650 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 24, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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