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Hamilton in Hamilton County, Ontario — Central Canada
 

Dundurn Castle

— 1832 —

 
 
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By Dale K. Benington, June 10, 2012
1. Dundurn Castle Marker
Inscription. This mansion was built 1832-35 by Allan Napier MacNab (1798-1862) and named after the family ancestral seat in Scotland. Enlisting at fifteen, MacNab distinguished himself by his bravery in the War of 1812. He subsequently entered politics and was noted for his support of the Family Compact. During the Rebellion of 1837 he was one of the government's most active military supporters and was knighted for his services. Leader of the Tory-Conservatives, MacNab was speaker of the Legislative Assembly on several occasions and Prime Minister of Canada 1854-56.
 
Erected 1958 by Ontario Archaeological and Historic Sites Board.
 
Location. 43° 16.182′ N, 79° 53.123′ W. Marker is in Hamilton, Ontario, in Hamilton County. Marker is on York Boulevard just north of Dundurn Street North, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. This historical marker is located along the east side of the parking lot, a short distance north of the Dundurn Castle, in Dundurn Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 610 York Boulevard, Hamilton, Ontario L8R, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sir John Harvey (a few steps from this marker); United Empire Loyalists (a few steps from this
Dundurn Castle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 10, 2012
2. Dundurn Castle Marker
View of the historical marker (marker on near right) looking northeast.
marker); a different marker also named Dundurn Castle (within shouting distance of this marker); Sir Allan Napier MacNab (within shouting distance of this marker); Defensive Outwork (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); First Line of Defense (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); Burlington Heights 1813 - 1814 (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); March to Stoney Creek (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hamilton.
 
Also see . . .
1. Dundurn Castle. This is a link to information provided by Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. (Submitted on June 19, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

2. City of Hamilton Dundurn Castle. This is a link to information provided by the City of Hamilton's website. (Submitted on June 19, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

3. City of Hamilton Dundurn National Historic Site. This is a link to information provided by the City of Hamilton's website. (Submitted on June 19, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

4. Dundurn Castle National Historic Site of Canada. This is a link to information provided by a website administered by Parks Canada. (Submitted on June 19, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Dundurn Castle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 10, 2012
3. Dundurn Castle Marker
View of the historical marker (the marker on the far right) looking southeast towards the Dundurn Castle. Also a view of the Dundurn Park, parking lot with the entrance seen to the distant far right of the picture.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 19, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 441 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 19, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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