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Near Greater Napanee in Lennox and Addington County, Ontario — Central Canada
 

The Royal Union Flag

1707-1801

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, August 8, 2014
1. The Royal Union Flag Marker
Inscription.  Originally designed in 1606, this flag was officially adopted in 1707 by England and Scotland as their royal standard at the time of the union of the thrones and parliaments of both countries. It consists of the blue background and white diagonal cross of St. Andrew, Patron Saint of Scotland, with superimposed the red cross of St. George, Patron Saint of England. The white piping is a heraldic device used to separate the blue and red portions. When the American Revolution began in 1775, many people remained loyal to the British crown. By the end of the war, most were compelled to leave the thirteen colonies. About 2,000 of a much larger number settled the townships in and around this area. They and their descendants are known as United Empire Loyalists. This royal standard was their flag.
 
Erected 1998 by Kingston and District Branch of the United Empire Loyalists’ Association of Canada with the assistance of the Ontario Heritage Foundation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Fraternal or Sororal OrganizationsSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1606.
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, August 8, 2014
2. The Royal Union Flag Marker
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44° 2.873′ N, 77° 3.068′ W. Marker is near Greater Napanee, Ontario, in Lennox and Addington County. Marker is on Loyalist Parkway (Provincial Highway 33) just from Quinte View Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Greater Napanee, Ontario K0K, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 23 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bay of Quinte Loyalist Settlement (a few steps from this marker); Escape of the Royal George 1812 (approx. 19 kilometers away); Nelson International Raceway (approx. 21.5 kilometers away).
 
More about this marker. This marker is located in a small park next to the eastern terminal of the Glenora Ferry
 
Also see . . .  Union Jack - Wikipedia. The Union Jack, or Union Flag, is the national flag of the United Kingdom. The flag also has an official or semi-official status in some other Commonwealth realms; for example, it is known by law in Canada as the "Royal Union Flag". (Submitted on May 24, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.) 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, August 8, 2014
3. The Royal Union Flag Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 27, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 24, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 254 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 24, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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