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St. Davids in Niagara Region, Ontario — Central Canada
 

The Burning of St. Davids 1814

 
 
The Burning of St. Davids 1814 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 10, 2012
1. The Burning of St. Davids 1814 Marker
Inscription. On July 18th, 1814, during the final American campaign on the Niagara frontier, Major-General Peter B. Porter sent a detachment of militia from the United States encampment at Queenston to attack St. Davids. This force, commanded by Lieutenant-Colonel Isaac W. Stone, was joined later by a small group of American regulars. Despite opposition from the 1st Lincoln Militia, the enemy captured the village, looted it and burned most of the buildings. Stone was severely censured for this destruction of private property and summarily dismissed from the United States army.
 
Erected by Ontario Archaeological and Historic Sites Board.
 
Location. 43° 9.517′ N, 79° 6.135′ W. Marker is in St. Davids, Ontario, in Niagara Region. Marker is at the intersection of York Road (County Route 81) and Four Mile Creek, on the left when traveling east on York Road. Touch for map. The historic marker is located on the northwestern corner of the intersection. Marker is in this post office area: St. Davids, Ontario L0S 1J0, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Headquarters of DeRottenberg (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Sheaffe's Path to Victory
The Burning of St. Davids 1814 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 10, 2012
2. The Burning of St. Davids 1814 Marker
View of the historic marker in the foreground and the street intersection and street signs in the background.
(approx. 1.6 kilometers away); Indian Ossuary (approx. 2.2 kilometers away); Stamford Cottage (approx. 2.2 kilometers away); Niagara Portage Road (approx. 3.7 kilometers away); Laura Secord (1775-1868) (approx. 3.9 kilometers away); Laura Ingersoll Secord 1775-1868 (approx. 3.9 kilometers away); Major John Richardson (approx. 3.9 kilometers away).
 
Categories. War of 1812
 
The Burning of St. Davids 1814 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 10, 2012
3. The Burning of St. Davids 1814 Marker
View of the historic marker looking north along Four Mile Creek Road and east along York Road.
The Burning of St. Davids 1814 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 10, 2012
4. The Burning of St. Davids 1814 Marker
View of the historic marker looking west along York Road.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 23, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 389 times since then and 21 times this year. Last updated on August 8, 2012, by uTour DIY Tours of Toronto, Ontario. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 23, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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