In 1791, Thomas Carleton, first Governor of New Brunswick, ordered the erection of a military post at Grand Falls, which bore his name. The Fort protected the route followed by postal couriers between Halifax and Quebec. It also affirmed the Province's ownership of the area against American claims, and gave the early inhabitants necessary protection.
Fort Carleton contributed to the development of the region near the Falls. It was a first step in the history of a local militia, establishing a tradition which has since been maintained.
placed ... 29-09-91
Le Fort Carleton donna aussi un certain essor à l'habitation
placée ... 29-09-91
Erected 1991 by Town of Grand Falls / la Ville de Grand-Sault.
Location. 47° 2.821′ N, 67° 44.513′ W. Marker is in Grand Falls, New Brunswick, in Victoria County. Marker is at the intersection of Broadway Boulevard (New Brunswick Route 130) and Court Street, in the median on Broadway Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Grand Falls, New Brunswick E3Z 2K3, Canada.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Veterans Memorial (here, next to this marker); World Wars Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Acadia of the Lands and Forests / l'Acadie des terres et forêts (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Ron Turcotte (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); World War II Memorial (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); World War I Memorial (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); German 77mm Gun (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); O. B. Davis Park and Lovers' Lane (approx. half a kilometer away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grand Falls.
Also see . . . Fort Carleton at Grand Falls. (Submitted on October 22, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Forts, Castles • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on October 22, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 22, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 39 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 22, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.