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Near Amherstburg in Essex County, Ontario — Central Canada
 

Colonel Matthew Elliott

1739 - 1814

 
 
Colonel Matthew Elliott Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 9, 2010
1. Colonel Matthew Elliott Marker
Inscription. Near this site stood the house erected in 1784 by Matthew Elliott. Born in Ireland, he emigrated to the American Colonies in 1761, and during the Revolution served with the British forces as a captain in the Indian Department. He was an Indian agent for the western tribes 1790-95 and deputy superintendent of the Indian Department 1795-98. Elliott represented Essex in the legislative assembly 1801-12. As colonel of the 1st Essex Militia he took part in the capture of Detroit , August 16, 1812, and the battles of Fort Meigs, Moraviantown and Black Rock.
 
Erected 1959 by the Ontario Archaeological and Historic Sites Board.
 
Location. 42° 5.091′ N, 83° 6.784′ W. Marker is near Amherstburg, Ontario, in Essex County. Marker is on Front Road South (County Route 20) just from Dalhousie Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. The historical marker is located in front of a residence overlooking the Detroit River, just south of Amherstburg. Marker is at or near this postal address: 779 Front Road South, Amherstburg, Ontario N9V  2M4, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Capture of the Anne, 1838 (a few steps from this marker); Simon Girty U.E.
Colonel Matthew Elliott Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 9, 2010
2. Colonel Matthew Elliott Marker
View of historical marker at its location in front of a private residence.
(approx. 1.6 kilometers away); Lt. - Colonel William Caldwell (approx. 1.7 kilometers away); The Great Sauk Trail (approx. 2 kilometers away); The Commissariat Office (approx. 2 kilometers away); Amherstburg Navy Yard (approx. 2.1 kilometers away); The Battle of Lake Erie (approx. 2.1 kilometers away); Connection to Town (approx. 2.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Amherstburg.
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismWar of 1812War, US Revolutionary
 
Colonel Matthew Elliott Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 9, 2010
3. Colonel Matthew Elliott Marker
View looking north, along Front Road South, of the historical marker.
Colonel Matthew Elliott Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 9, 2010
4. Colonel Matthew Elliott Marker
View looking south, along Front Road South, of the historical marker.
Colonel Matthew Elliott Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 9, 2010
5. Colonel Matthew Elliott Marker
View of historical marker, looking west, with Front Road South in the background and the Detroit River just beyond the roadway.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 26, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,585 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 26, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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