Near Vineland in Regional Municipality of Niagara, Ontario — Central Canada
Erected by the Ontario Heritage Foundation, Ministry of Culture and Recreation.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers • War of 1812.
Location. 43° 8.006′ N, 79° 22.996′ W. Marker is near VinelandTouch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3262 Sixth Avenue, Vineland, Ontario L0R 1S0, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ridley College (approx. 10.8 kilometers away); DeCou's Stone House (approx. 11.2 kilometers away); Louis Shickluna 1808-1880 (approx. 11.3 kilometers away); Lance Corporal Fred Fisher, V.C. (approx. 11.3 kilometers away); Niagara District United Empire Loyalists Memorial (approx. 11.3 kilometers away); In Memorium Reqviescant in Pace (approx. 11.4 kilometers away); William Hamilton Merritt 1793 - 1862 (approx. 11.4 kilometers away); Anglican Church, St. Catharines (approx. 11.4 kilometers away).
More about this marker. In his book, "Guidebook to the Historic Sites of the War of 1812," Gilbert Collins states, "Grist mills became targets for enemy raids during the war, since they provided flour for the British army. Fortunately Ball's Mill was one of the few to survive, and is a four-storey structure that was built by John and George Ball in 1809. Today the mill can be seen in the Ball's Fall's Conservation area, located on Regional Road 24 near, Vineland, Ontario." (page 130)
Regarding Ball's Grist-Mill. My impression was that it wasn't going to be easy for the casual visitor/historian to park their vehicle and do a quick visit of this historic marker site, and to visit and photograph the related buildings. Since I had a number of additional sites to visit and a limited amount of time to do it, I decided not to pull into the parking lot and to pay the admittance fee. You may or may not choose to do so, but I share this with you because I was unaware of the admission requirements
Credits. This page was last revised on September 27, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 2, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 705 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on July 2, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.