“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Norfolk County, Ontario

Campbell's Raid 1814 Marker image, Touch for more information
By Cosmos Mariner, May 25, 2022
Campbell's Raid 1814 Marker
1 Ontario, Norfolk County, Port Dover — Campbell's Raid 1814
On May 14, 1814, about 800 American regulars and militia under Lieutenant Colonel John Campbell disembarked nearby at the mouth of the Lynn River. The following day, meeting no opposition, they burnt the settlements of Dover and Ryerse’s Mills and . . . Map (db m198920) HM
2 Ontario, Norfolk County, Port Dover — Port Dover
First Settler • 1794 Incorporated Village • 1879 Incorporated Town • 1954 City of Nanticoke • 1974Map (db m217674) HM
3 Ontario, Norfolk County, Port Dover — The Norfolk Tavern
The original name of the hotel was the Royal Exchange. The back section of the hotel dates back to 1812 and the front was built between 1835 and 1840. During the Wm. Lyon Mackenzie Rebellion of 1837, the hotel served as the headquarters for . . . Map (db m217671) HM
4 Ontario, Norfolk County, Port Dover — War of 1812
Major General Isaac Brock with 40 men of His Majesty’s 41st Regiment and 260 of the York, Lincoln, Oxford and Norfolk militia, set out from Port Dover on the 8th August, 1812, to relieve the invaded western frontier. His brilliant capture of . . . Map (db m199073) HM
5 Ontario, Norfolk County, Simcoe — Founding of Simcoe
Lieutenant-Governor Simcoe's visit to this locality in 1795 led to a grant to Aaron Culver, one of the districts earliest settlers, on condition of building mills. By 1812, a hamlet had formed near these mills, but they were burnt and adjacent . . . Map (db m217600) HM
6 Ontario, Norfolk County, Simcoe — Lynnwood Park
This park ”Lynnwood” was presented to the people of Simcoe in the year 1902 by J. Lorne Campbell, (1857-1917) an illustrious citizen and ex-mayor of Simcoe The people of Simcoe request you to assist in the protection . . . Map (db m217601) HM
7 Ontario, Norfolk County, Simcoe — M. W. Bro. William Mercer Wilson / Très Vénérable Frère William Mercer Wilson1813-1875
[English] William Mercer Wilson was born in Scotland and immigrated to Upper Canada at the age of 19. He moved to Simcoe where he worked as a court clerk, lawyer, Crown attorney and finally judge for Norfolk County. During the . . . Map (db m217669) HM
8 Ontario, Norfolk County, Simcoe — Norfolk County Court-House and Gaol
The original court-house was built on this site by 1842, and the gaol, designed by the prominent Toronto architect William Thomas, was constructed in 1848. Following a fire in 1863 which destroyed the court-house, the present structure was designed . . . Map (db m217592) HM
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9 Ontario, Norfolk County, Simcoe — Sergeant Frederick Hobson, V.C.1873-1917
An Englishman, Frederick Hobson emigrated to Canada in 1904 after serving in the South African War. Hobson, who had been an employee of Canadian Canners, was one of the first to enlist in Simcoe for the First World War. He joined the 39th Regiment . . . Map (db m217588) HM
10 Ontario, Norfolk County, Simcoe — Simcoe1829-1929
This cairn commemorates the 100th Anniversary of the Town of Simcoe and is reverently dedicated to those pioneers who laid truly and well the foundations of this community.Map (db m217590) HM
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Sep. 23, 2023