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Niagara-on-the-Lake in Regional Municipality of Niagara, Ontario — Central Canada
 

Town of Niagara

 
 
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By Bill Coughlin, September 19, 2019
1. Town of Niagara Marker
Inscription.  Known at various times as Butlersburg, West Niagara and Newark, its first permanent settlers, including Butler’s Rangers and other Loyalists, arrived about 1780. The first five sessions of Upper Canada’s legislature met here under Lieutenant-Governor Simcoe between September 17, 1792 and June 3, 1796. The town was captured by American forces May 27, 1813, which burnt it during their withdrawal December 13, 1813. It was the administrative and judicial centre of the Niagara District and Lincoln County until 1866.
 
Erected by Ontario Archaeological and Historic Sites Board.
 
Location. 43° 15.289′ N, 79° 4.234′ W. Marker is in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, in Regional Municipality of Niagara. Marker is at the intersection of King Street and Picton Street, on the right when traveling north on King Street. Marker is located at the southwest entrance to Simcoe Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Niagara Agricultural Society (a few steps from this marker); Niagara Apothecary
Town of Niagara Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 19, 2019
2. Town of Niagara Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Niagara Historical Society (within shouting distance of this marker); First Legislative Assembly of Upper Canada (within shouting distance of this marker); John Graves Simcoe (within shouting distance of this marker); Bicentennial of First Parliament (within shouting distance of this marker); Upper Canada Gazette, or American Oracle (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); William Kirby (about 90 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Niagara-on-the-Lake.
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers
 
Marker in Simcoe Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 19, 2019
3. Marker in Simcoe Park
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on September 27, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 22, 2019, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 60 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 22, 2019, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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