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Queenston in Niagara Region, Ontario — Central Canada
 

Laura Ingersoll Secord 1775-1868

 
 
Laura Ingersoll Secord 1775-1868 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2011
1. Laura Ingersoll Secord 1775-1868 Marker
Inscription. Born in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, Laura Ingersoll came to Upper Canada with her father in 1795, and settled in this area. About two years later she married James Secord, a United Empire Loyalist, and within seven years they had moved to this site from nearby St. David's. From here during the war of 1812, Laura Secord set out on an arduous 19-mile journey to warn the local British commander, Lieutenant James Fitzgibbon, of an impending American attack. The courage and tenacity displayed on this occasion in June 1813 places her in the forefront of the province's heroines. Mrs. Secord's house, a simple frame building, was restored (1971-72) and remains as a memorial to the exceptional act of patriotism.
 
Erected by Archaeological and Historic Sites Board Archives of Ontario.
 
Location. 43° 9.846′ N, 79° 3.31′ W. Marker is in Queenston, Ontario, in Niagara Region. Marker is on Queenston Street west of Partition Street. Touch for map. This historical marker is situated on the Canadian side of the Niagara River in a residential area located at the base of the Niagara Escarpment, in the backyard of the property that was once the home of Laura Ingersoll Secord. Marker is at or near this postal address: 29 Queenston Street, Queenston, Ontario L0S 1J0, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers.
Laura Ingersoll Secord 1775-1868 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2011
2. Laura Ingersoll Secord 1775-1868 Marker
View of the historical marker on the grounds of the Laura Secord homestead.
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Laura Secord (1775-1868) (a few steps from this marker); Home of Laura Ingersoll Secord (within shouting distance of this marker); Brock Dead House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Founding of Queenston (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Queenston Baptist Church (about 90 meters away); 'Alfred' (about 180 meters away); Brock's Cenotaph (about 210 meters away); Indians at Queenston Heights (about 210 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Queenston.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Also see . . .
1. Laura Secord Homestead History. This is a link to information provided by the Niagara Parks web site. (Submitted on November 10, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

2. Laura Secord Homestead. This is a link to information provided by the Niagara Parks web site (Submitted on November 10, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

3. Laura Secord Homestead. This is a link to information provided by the Niagara Greenbelt Routes and Discovery Centres. (Submitted on November 10, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

4. Laura Ingersoll Secord. This is a link to information from a web site that focuses on Laura Secord and other famous Canadian women. (Submitted on November 10, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
Laura Ingersoll Secord 1775-1868 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2011
3. Laura Ingersoll Secord 1775-1868 Marker
Another view of the historical marker on the Laura Secord homestead, as seen from beyond the white picket fence located along the parking lot.
 

5. The Story of Laura Secord. This is a link to information provided by Mathew Keigher, of Thunder Bay, Ontario. (Submitted on November 10, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

6. Laura Secord. This is a link to information provided by Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. (Submitted on November 10, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismWar of 1812
 
Laura Ingersoll Secord Homestead image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2011
4. Laura Ingersoll Secord Homestead
View looking north from Partition Street of the Laura Secord Homestead.
Laura Ingersoll Secord Homestead image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2011
5. Laura Ingersoll Secord Homestead
View looking east from the Niagara Parkway of the Laura Secord homestead in the distant background.
Laura Ingersoll Secord Homestead image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2011
6. Laura Ingersoll Secord Homestead
View looking north along the Niagara Parkway, of the "Laura Secord Homestead" sign, marking the location of the property managed by the Niagara Parks.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 5, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 468 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on November 11, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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