St. Catharines in Niagara Regional Municipality, Ontario — Central Canada
William Hamilton Merritt 1793 - 1862
Né à Bedford, New York, William Merritt, un pionnier dans le domaine des transports, s'installe en 1796 à Twelve Mile Creek (St. Catharines) avec sa famille loyaliste. Membre de la cavalerie provinciale durant la Guerre de 1812, il exploite ensuite un commerce et une meunerie. On lui doit la construction du premier canal Welland
Erected by Ontario Heritage Foundation, Ministry of Citizenship and Culture.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & Politics • War of 1812 • Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1793.
Location. 43° 9.252′ N, 79° 14.765′ W. Marker is in St. Catharines, Ontario, in Niagara Regional Municipality. Marker is at the intersection of St. Paul Street West (County Route 81) and McGuire Street, on the left when traveling south on St. Paul Street West. Marker is located in a small green space called Merrit Park. It is next to the Merritt statue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 St Paul Street West, St Catharines, Ontario L2R 3N8, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. This Statue of the Honourable William Hamilton Merritt (here, next to this marker); Anglican Church, St. Catharines In Memorium Reqviescant in Pace (within shouting distance of this marker); Niagara District United Empire Loyalists Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Lance Corporal Fred Fisher, V.C. (within shouting distance of this marker); Louis Shickluna 1808-1880 (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Shipbuilding in St. Catharines 1845 (about 150 meters away); Ridley College (approx. 0.6 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Catharines.
Also see . . .
1. William Hamilton Merritt - Wikpedia. (Submitted on August 12, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
2. Welland Canal - Wikipedia. (Submitted on August 12, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 27, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 12, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 285 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 12, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.