Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Niagara Falls in Niagara Region, Ontario — Central Canada
 

Niagara Portage Road

 
 
Niagara Portage Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 10, 2012
1. Niagara Portage Road Marker
Inscription. Following the cession of the east bank of the Niagara River to the United States in 1783, the British authorities felt compelled to transfer the portage road around Niagara Falls to the west bank of the river. Opened in 1789 by a group of private traders led by Robert Hamilton, the road between Queenston and Chippawa, which passed to the east of this monument, became the official government route in 1791. Until the completion of the Welland Canal in 1829 and the building of railways in the 1850's, it was the principal link in trade, travel, and war between Lake Ontario and the upper lakes.
 
Erected by Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.
 
Location. 43° 7.542′ N, 79° 5.953′ W. Marker is in Niagara Falls, Ontario, in Niagara Region. Marker is at the intersection of Portage Road and Dennis Lane, on the left when traveling north on Portage Road. Touch for map. This historical marker is located in the northeast corner of the Stamford Green Park, along the west side of the historic Portage Road. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3268 Portage Road, Niagara Falls, Ontario L2J, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Stamford Cottage (approx. 1.4 kilometers away); Indian Ossuary
Niagara Portage Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 10, 2012
2. Niagara Portage Road Marker
Close-up view of the text on the historical marker.
(approx. 1.4 kilometers away); Buried Railway Trestle and Buried Gorge (approx. 1.8 kilometers away); Niagara Falls Park and River Railway (approx. 1.8 kilometers away); Niagara River Recreation Trail (approx. 2 kilometers away); Thompson Point (approx. 2.4 kilometers away); Whirlpool Rapids Gorge (approx. 2.5 kilometers away); Niagara Spanish Aero Car (approx. 2.6 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Niagara Falls.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceRoads & Vehicles
 
Niagara Portage Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 10, 2012
3. Niagara Portage Road Marker
View of the historical marker looking south along Portage Road.
Niagara Portage Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 10, 2012
4. Niagara Portage Road Marker
View of the historical marker looking north along Portage Road.
Niagara Portage Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 10, 2012
5. Niagara Portage Road Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 16, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 19, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 492 times since then and 34 times this year. Last updated on August 2, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 19, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
Paid Advertisement