St. Catharines in Niagara Region, Ontario — Central Canada
William Hamilton Merritt 1793 - 1862
Né à Bedford, New York, William Merritt, un pionnier dans le domaine des transports, s'installe en 1796 à Twelve Mile Creek (St. Catharines) avec sa famille loyaliste. Membre de la cavalerie provinciale durant la Guerre de 1812, il exploite ensuite un commerce et une meunerie. On lui doit la construction du premier canal Welland (1824-1833), enterprise à laquelle il travaille sans relache pour réunir des fonds et obtenir du gouvernement. Pendant son long mendat à l'Assemblée légistlative (1832-1860), il prone un commerce
Erected by Ontario Heritage Foundation, Ministry of Citizenship and Culture.
Location. 43° 9.252′ N, 79° 14.765′ W. Marker is in St. Catharines, Ontario, in Niagara Region. Marker is at the intersection of St. Paul Street West (County Route 81) and McGuire Street, on the left when traveling south on St. Paul Street West. Touch for map. Marker is located in a small green space called Merrit Park. It is next to the Merritt statue. Marker is in this post office area: St. Catharines, Ontario L2S 2C2, Canada.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. This Statue of the Honourable William Hamilton Merritt (here, next to this marker); Anglican Church, St. Catharines (here, next to this marker); In Memorium Reqviescant in Pace (within shouting distance of this marker); Niagara District United Empire Loyalists Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Lance Corporal Fred Fisher, V.C. Louis Shickluna 1808-1880 (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Shipbuilding in St. Catharines 1845 (about 150 meters away); Ridley College (approx. 0.6 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Catharines.
Also see . . .
1. William Hamilton Merritt - Wikpedia. (Submitted on August 12, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
2. Welland Canal - Wikipedia. (Submitted on August 12, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
Categories. • Politics • War of 1812 • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 12, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 221 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 12, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.