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Niagara-on-the-Lake in Niagara Region, Ontario — Central Canada
 

Fort George

Ie Fort George

 
 
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By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2011
1. Fort George Marker
Inscription. Constructed by order of Lieutenant-Governor Simcoe 1796-99, Fort George served as the headquarters for Major-General Brock in 1812. In May, 1813, it was bombarded and captured by the Americans who constructed fortifications of their own on the site. These in turn were retaken by the British in December 1813. In 1815 Fort George was described as "tumbling into ruins" and ordered abandoned. The present works are a reconstruction done in 1937-40, and represents the fort as it was in 1799-1813. Only the magazine of the original fort remains.

Construit sur l'ordre du lieutenant-gouverneur Simcoe (1796-1799), le fort George servit de quartier général au major-général Brock en 1812. En mai 1813, il fut bombardé et capturé par les Américaines qui construisirent leurs propres fortifications sur l'emplacement même du fort. Les Britanniques les reprirent à leur tour en décembre 1813. En 1815, le fort était considéré comme «tombant en ruines» et on décida de l'abandonner. Les bâtiments actuels ont été reconstruits en 1937-1940 et représentent le fort tel qu'il était en 1799-1813. Du fort original demeure la poudrière.
 
Erected by Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.
 
Location. 43° 15.115′ N, 79° 3.788′ 
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By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2011
2. Fort George Marker
W. Marker is in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, in Niagara Region. Marker can be reached from Queens Parade south of Wellington Street. Touch for map. This historic marker is located on the grounds of a national historic park. On the map this historic marker appears to be near the end of Bryon Street, but in order to see this historic marker one should probably pull into the parking lot of the national park, which is just off of the roadway called the Queens Parade. Once you park your vehicle the historical marker is just a short walk away along the pathway that leads to the fort's visitor center. Marker is in this post office area: Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Niagara National Historic Sites (within shouting distance of this marker); Welcome to Fort George (within shouting distance of this marker); The Fortified Mouth of the Niagara River (within shouting distance of this marker); A Strategic Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Niagara (within shouting distance of this marker); Sir Isaac Brock's First Burial Site (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Six Pounder Field Gun (about 120 meters away); Ubique (about 120 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Niagara-on-the-Lake.
 
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By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2011
3. Fort George Marker
View of the historic marker situated along the pathway that leads to the fort's visitor center.
better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Also see . . .  Fort George, Ontario. This is a link to information provoded by Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. (Submitted on November 3, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraForts, CastlesWar of 1812
 
Fort George Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2011
4. Fort George Marker
View of the historic marker in the foreground, with a distant view of the outer walls of the fort in the background.
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By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2011
5. Fort George
View of the interior of the fort and several of the fort's buildings.
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By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2011
6. Fort George
View of a historic reenactor putting on a demonstration for the visitors to Fort George.
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By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2011
7. Fort George
Another view of one of the interior buildings of the fort with a reenactor sitting by the front door.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 16, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 25, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 632 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on October 28, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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