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Butler's Rangers

 
 
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By Dale K. Benington, June 11, 2012
1. Butler's Rangers Marker
Inscription. In 1777 John Butler of New York raised a force of Rangers who, with their Iroquois allies, raided the frontiers of New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey throughout the American Revolutionary War. From their base at Fort Niagara they successfully maintained British military power on the frontiers and seriously threatened rebel food supplies. When Fort Niagara became overcrowded in the autumn of 1778, Butler built near here a group of barracks to house his Rangers and their families. Disbanded in June 1784, they were among the first Loyalists to settle in the Niagara peninsula.
 
Erected by Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.
 
Location. 43° 15.239′ N, 79° 3.948′ W. Marker is in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, in Niagara Region. Marker is at the intersection of Byron Street and Melville Street, on the right when traveling west on Byron Street. Touch for map. This historical marker is located about three blocks west of the Niagara River and a long block north of Fort George, on the northwest side of the intersection. Marker is in this post office area: Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Niagara Harbour and Dock Company (about 180 meters away, measured in a direct line);
Butler's Rangers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 11, 2012
2. Butler's Rangers Marker
View of the historical marker looking northwest along Byron Street.
St. Vincent de Paul Church, 1835 (about 180 meters away); Niagara National Historic Sites (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Welcome to Fort George (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Fort George (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Locomotive Turntable (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); The Fortified Mouth of the Niagara River (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); A Strategic Site (approx. 0.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Niagara-on-the-Lake.
 
Also see . . .
1. Butler's Rangers. This is a link to information provided by Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (Submitted on June 20, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

2. A Concise History of Butler's Rangers. This is a link to information provided by Calvin Arnt. (Submitted on June 20, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraNative AmericansSettlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary
 
Butler's Rangers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 11, 2012
3. Butler's Rangers Marker
View of the historical marker looking southeast along Byron Street.
Butler's Rangers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 11, 2012
4. Butler's Rangers Marker
View of the historical marker on the northwest corner of the intersection.
Butler's Rangers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 11, 2012
5. Butler's Rangers Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 20, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 617 times since then and 21 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 20, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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