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Johnstown in Leeds & Grenville Counties, Ontario — Central Canada
 

Johnstown 1789

 
 
Johnstown 1789 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, August 4, 2015
1. Johnstown 1789 Marker
Inscription.
In 1789-90 a town plot of one mile square was laid out in this vicinity. Many Loyalists, including Sir John Johnson, obtained lots in the settlement. A sawmill and grist-mill were constructed, and in 1793 it was made the administrative centre of the Eastern District. A courthouse and gaol were erected and the court of quarter sessions, which administered the district's local government, met alternately here and in Cornwall. Lieutenant-Governor Simcoe stayed in Johnstown in 1792 and 1795. In 1808 the courts were moved to Elizabethtown (Brockville) and despite its favourable location as a port, Johnstown's further development was retarded by its shallow harbour.
 
Erected by Archaeological and Historic Sites Board, Department of Public Records and Archives of Ontario.
 
Location. 44° 44.692′ N, 75° 27.947′ W. Marker is in Johnstown, Ontario, in Leeds & Grenville Counties. Marker is at the intersection of Provincial Highway 2 and Provincial Highway 16, on the right when traveling west on Provincial Highway 2. Touch for map. Marker is located in a lovely turnout in the shadows of the Ogdensburg/Prescott bridge that crosses the St. Lawrence river. Marker is in this post office area: Johnstown, Ontario K0E 1T1, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least
Wideview of Johnstown 1789 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, August 4, 2015
2. Wideview of Johnstown 1789 Marker
8 other markers are within 5 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Eastern Ontario's First Court House and Gaol (here, next to this marker); The Battle of the Windmill (approx. 3.1 kilometers away); Welcome to the Site of The Battle of the Windmill (approx. 3.1 kilometers away); a different marker also named The Battle of the Windmill (approx. 3.1 kilometers away); Nicholas "Nic" Sovie USMC (approx. 4.2 kilometers away in the U.S.); Global War on Terrorism Memorial (approx. 4.2 kilometers away in the U.S.); Korean War Veterans (approx. 4.2 kilometers away in the U.S.); World War II Memorial (approx. 4.2 kilometers away in the U.S.).
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 8, 2015, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 194 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 8, 2015, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.
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