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Chippawa in Niagara Region, Ontario — Central Canada
 

The Founding of Chippawa

 
 
The Founding of Chippawa Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 28, 2011
1. The Founding of Chippawa Marker
Inscription. In 1792-94 a village grew up near Fort Chippawa on Chippawa Creek at the end of the new portage road from Queenston. In 1793 the creek was renamed the Welland River, but the village, where a post-office was opened before 1801, remained "Chippawa". It was largely destroyed 1813-14 when British and American forces fought for control of the Welland River. Portage traffic revived after the war and continued until Chippawa became an outlet for the original Welland Canal from 1829 to 1833. A horse-powered railway, the first in Upper Canada, was built to Niagara Falls in 1837-39. Chippawa was incorporated as a village in 1849, and in 1970 became part of the City of Niagara Falls.
 
Erected by Archaeological and Historic Sites Board, Department of Public Records and Archives of Ontario.
 
Location. 43° 3.556′ N, 79° 3.059′ W. Marker is in Chippawa, Ontario, in Niagara Region. Marker is at the intersection of Willoughby Drive and Bridgewater Street, on the left when traveling south on Willoughby Drive. Touch for map. This historical marker is located on the Canadian side of the Niagara River, in what used to be the village of Chippawa (but in 1970 became part of the City of Niagara Falls), in the village square, at
The Founding of Chippawa Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 28, 2011
2. The Founding of Chippawa Marker
View of the historical marker at it's location in the village square, looking southwest.
the south end of the bridge over the Welland River. Marker is in this post office area: Chippawa, Ontario L2G 6A8, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Chippawa 1791 (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Raid on Fort Schlosser 1813 (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Church of the Holy Trinity (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Bridgewater Mills (approx. 1.7 kilometers away); The Destruction of The Caroline, 1837 (approx. 2 kilometers away); Niagara River Remedial Action Plan (approx. 2.1 kilometers away); Stranded Scow (approx. 2.1 kilometers away); Burch’s Mill (approx. 2.2 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chippawa.
 
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The Founding of Chippawa Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 28, 2011
3. The Founding of Chippawa Marker
Another, more distant, view of the historical marker at it's location in the village square, looking southwest.
The Founding of Chippawa Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 28, 2011
4. The Founding of Chippawa Marker
View of the historical marker at it's location in the village square, looking northeast, with a distant view of the bridge over the Welland River in the left background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 4, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 455 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 5, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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