Near Chatham in Chatham-Kent County, Ontario — Central Canada
First Nations Encampment: Thomas McCrae Farm
Friday, October 1, 1813
—Tecumseh Parkway —
On October 1, with the British now encamped across the river and to the east at Dolsen's Landing, the First Nations contingent encamped in this area for one night. Tecumseh is believed to have visited McCrae at his home on the evening of October 1.
Erected by Tecumseh Parkway.
Location. 42° 22.909′ N, 82° 14.991′ W. Marker is near Chatham, Ontario, in Chatham-Kent County. Marker is on Riverview Line (County Route 36) 2 kilometers west of Bloomfield Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. This historical marker is located west of Chatham, at a small roadside park, on the north side of the road, close to a historical monument erected by the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada, and very near the Thames River. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7391 Riverview Line, Chatham, Ontario N0P, Canada.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within Skirmish at McCrae's House (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Skirmish at McCrae's House (a few steps from this marker); British Army River Crossing to Dolsen's Landing (approx. 1.9 kilometers away); Casualties of the Skirmish (approx. 6 kilometers away); Skirmish at the Forks (approx. 6 kilometers away); a different marker also named Skirmish at the Forks (approx. 6 kilometers away); British Encampment: Forks of the Thames (approx. 6 kilometers away); The Forks (approx. 6 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chatham.
Also see . . .
1. Tecumseh Parkway | Longwoods Barn Quilt Trail. This is a link to an article regarding the Tecumseh Parkway that is provided by the Longwoods Barn Quilt Trail website. (Submitted on January 17, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
2. Tecumseh Parkway officially launched - Chatham Daily News. This is a link to a news article regarding the Tecumseh Parkway provided by the Chatham Daily News. (Submitted on January 17, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
Categories. • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers • War of 1812 •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 16, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 482 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on January 16, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.