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Kingston in Frontenac County, Ontario — Central Canada
 

Louis de Buade Comte de Frontenac et de Palluau

1622-1698

 
 
Louis de Buade Comte de Frontenac et de Palluau Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Abel, April 3, 2002
1. Louis de Buade Comte de Frontenac et de Palluau Marker
The ticket office and a cruise boat can be seen to the left in the background.
Inscription. One of the most influential and controversial figures in Canadian history, Frontenac was born at St-Germain-en-Laye, France. As a member of the noblesse d'epee he was able in 1672 to secure the appointment as Governor-General of New France. Devoted largely because of self-interest to promoting the colony's territorial expansion, Frontenac established a series of fortified fur-trading posts extending into the interior of North America, the first of which, Fort Frontenac, was constructed near here in 1673. He quarrelled incessantly with other officials, however, and as a result was recalled in 1682. Reappointed seven years later, Frontenac successfully defended New France from attacks by the Iroquois and English and continued until his death in Quebec, to expand the western fur trade.
 
Erected by Ontario Heritage Foundation, Ministry of Citizenship and Culture.
 
Location. 44° 13.794′ N, 76° 28.747′ W. Marker is in Kingston, Ontario, in Frontenac County. Marker is on Brock Street 0 kilometers east of Ontario Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. The marker stands in a park across from Kingston City Hall, next to the ticket office for 1000 Island boat cruises. Marker is in this post office area: Kingston, Ontario K7K, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers.
Louis de Buade Comte de Frontenac et de Palluau Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Abel, April 3, 2002
2. Louis de Buade Comte de Frontenac et de Palluau Marker
Behind the marker, one can see the cruise boats along the dock, as well as the Royal Military College across Kingston Harbor.
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Market Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); The King's Royal Regiment of New York (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Sir James Lucas Yeo (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); Point Frederick Buildings (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); Point Frederick Artillery Battery (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); Point Frederick (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); Fort Frederick (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); Commodore’s Residence, 1815 (approx. 0.8 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kingston.
 
Also see . . .  Louis de Buade Comte de Fontenac - Canadian Genealogy. (Submitted on February 1, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraForts, CastlesSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 30, 2011, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio. This page has been viewed 750 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 30, 2011, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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