Greater Napanee in Lennox & Addington Counties, Ontario — Central Canada
Bay of Quinte Loyalist Settlement
L’Etablissement des Loyalistes dans la Baie d Quinte
This region was among the first in present day Ontario to receive loyalist settlers following the American Revolution. Surveying began in 1783, and by the following year five townships had been laid out between the Cataraqui River and the east end of the Isle of Quinte (Kingstown, Ernestown, Fredericksburgh, Adolphustown, and Marysburgh). Loyalist refugees and discharged soldiers arrived to take up land grants in these five Cataraqui townships in 1784. That same year, Iroquois loyalists settled lands granted to them on the north shore of this bay. These and other loyalist settlements west of the Ottawa River prompted the British government to establish the province of Upper Canada in 1791.
Cette région est l’une des premières, dans ce qui est aujourd’hui l’Ontario, à accueillir des colons loyalistes après la Guerre de l’Indépendance américaine. L’arpentage commence en 1783 et, dès l’année suivante, cinq cantons sont délimites entre la rivière Cataraqui et l’extrémité est de l’Île de Quinte (Kingstown, Ernestown, Fredericksburg, Adolphustown et Marysburgh). Des loyalistes, réfugiés et soldats libérés, arrivent en 1784 pour occuper des concessions dans ces cantons. Cette année-là, des Iroquois loyalistes s’installent sur des terres qui leur ont été octroyées sur la rive nord de cette baie.
Erected by Ontario Heritage Foundation, an agency of the Government of Ontario.
Location. 44° 2.873′ N, 77° 3.059′ W. Marker is in Greater Napanee, Ontario, in Lennox & Addington Counties. Marker is on Loyalist Parkway (Provincial Highway 33) just from Quinte View Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11042 Loyalist Parkway, Greater Napanee, Ontario, Canada.
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 23 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Royal Union Flag (a few steps from this marker); Escape of the Royal George 1812 (approx. 19 kilometers away); Nelson International Raceway (approx. 21.5 kilometers away).
More about this marker. This marker is located in a small park next to the eastern terminal of the Glenora Ferry.
Also see . . . United Empire Loyalists - Wikipedia. United Empire Loyalists (or 'Loyalists') is an honorific given in 1789 by Lord Dorchester, the governor of Quebec and Governor General of British (Submitted on May 24, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
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