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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Cornwall, Ontario

 
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By Kevin Craft, May 19, 2017
Wideview of Captain Samuel Anderson Marker
1Ontario (Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry United Counties), Cornwall — Captain Samuel Anderson1736-1836
This property formed part of the extensive lands granted to Capt. Samuel Anderson, U.E.L., one of the first persons to settle on the site of Cornwall. Born in New England of Irish parents, he served with the British forces during the Seven Years . . . Map (db m201475) HM
2Ontario (Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry United Counties), Cornwall — Cornwall & S.D.G. 1784-2009
An understanding between Mohawk Chief, Thayendanegea (Joseph Brant) and Sir John Johnson led to the settlement of Cornwall and Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry. On June 6th, 1784, Loyalists camped on this plateau before traveling to . . . Map (db m197142) HM
3Ontario (Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry United Counties), Cornwall — Cornwall Canal
The Cornwall Canal was one of eight canals that connected western Canada with the ocean by way of the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence River. Constructed in 1834–1842 to overcome the rapids of the Long Sault, it was enlarged several times . . . Map (db m103668) HM
4Ontario (Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry United Counties), Cornwall — Cornwall Grammar School
Cornwall Collegiate and Vocational School traces its beginning to an educational institution founded by John Strachan in 1803. Strachan, an Anglican priest, opened a private school in his home where he hoped to educate young men to take on leading . . . Map (db m103613) HM
5Ontario (Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry United Counties), Cornwall — Cornwall's Historic WaterfrontSwing Bridge b/ Pont Tournant
THE SWING-BRIDGE A pedestrian swing-bridge was erected in 1843 to supplement a culvert, providing direct access to the riverside wharf built in 1844. As you can see, much of present day Lamoureux Park is landfill. THE CORNWALL . . . Map (db m201476) HM
6Ontario (Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry United Counties), Cornwall — District Court-House and Gaol 1833
The central portion of this was completed in 1833 and served as the court-house and gaol of the Eastern District. First named Lunenburgh, this district was established in 1788 by proclamation. In 1794 an Act of the Legislative Assembly of Upper . . . Map (db m197582) HM
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7Ontario (Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry United Counties), Cornwall — Electric Locomotive No. 17 / Locomotive électrique No. 17
English: Electric Locomotive No. 17 – 80 Tons Locomotive 17 was the last electric locomotive serving Cornwall. 1930 - Built by Baldwin Westinghouse for Salt Lake and Utah Railway, U.S.A. - 70 ton locomotive. 1954 - . . . Map (db m144886) HM
8Ontario (Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry United Counties), Cornwall — Inverarden
This house, built in 1816, is a fine early example of Regency architecture and its interior is a pleasing expression of Georgian symmetry with excellent detailing. In a wooded setting and commanding an impressive view, this was a fitting home for a . . . Map (db m103603) HM
9Ontario (Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry United Counties), Cornwall — Ivy Hall
Ivy Hall, the home of John Sandfield MacDonald, local lawyer, militia officer, Founder of the "Freeholder", mayor, Member of the Legislative Assembly and First Premier of Ontario , stood on this corner. Politically a moderate reformer, . . . Map (db m199587) HM
10Ontario (Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry United Counties), Cornwall — John Baker
John Baker was born into slavery in Lower Canada (Quebec), in the 1780s to Dorinda, a Black woman enslaved by Major James Gray. When the Gray family relocated to Cornwall, John, Dorinda, and his brother Simon were brought with them. The . . . Map (db m201421) HM WM
11Ontario (Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry United Counties), Cornwall — Lieutenant-Colonel John Macdonell(Aberchalder) — c. 1750-1809 —
Born in Scotland, Macdonell came to New York in 1773. Commissioned ensign in the Royal Highland Emigrants (84th Regiment) in June 1775 and later transferred to Butler's Rangers, Macdonell served with distinction until 1784 when he settled with his . . . Map (db m103602) HM
12Ontario (Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry United Counties), Cornwall — New York Cafe / Le Café New York
English: The New York Cafe, located at 129 Pitt Street, was opened by Peter Wong on July 12, 1913. This popular eatery operated for 59 years under four independent Chinese owners, who prided themselves on maintaining exceptionally . . . Map (db m144896) HM
13Ontario (Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry United Counties), Cornwall — Right Reverend John Strachan1778-1867
Born in Scotland, Strachan came to Kingston in 1799. Ordained in 1803, he became rector of Cornwall and taught at its grammar school until named rector of York in 1812. In 1839 he was made the first Anglican Bishop of Toronto. A central figure in . . . Map (db m103614) HM
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14Ontario (Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry United Counties), Cornwall — The Cornwall Canal / Le canal de Cornwall
The Cornwall Canal remained in use for over 100 years. It consisted of a series of locks which carried boats 18.5 kilometers around the rapids. It was upgraded in 1881 with a new entrance and later a drydock facility. Power drawn from the . . . Map (db m202613) HM
15Ontario (Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry United Counties), Cornwall — The Cornwall Orphanage / L'orphelinat de Cornwall
English: Following the death of John McMartin, his wife donated "Highland Manor" to the Sisters of the Religious Hospitallers of Saint Joseph to be used as an orphanage. In fact, many of the children were not orphans, but were . . . Map (db m144895) HM
16Ontario (Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry United Counties), Cornwall — The Flying Frenchmen
THE FLYING FRENCHMEN Professional hockey was in its infancy in the autumn of 1909 when the promoters behind the National Hockey Association, forerunner of the National Hockey League, created the Montreal Canadiens team to attract . . . Map (db m203785) HM
17Ontario (Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry United Counties), Cornwall — The Founding of Cornwall
In June 1784 disbanded Loyalist soldiers and their families settled at new Johnstown, the site of present-day Cornwall. Initially called Pointe Maligne, the area had been visited by native traders and French missionaries and explorers during the . . . Map (db m103632) HM
18Ontario (Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry United Counties), Cornwall — The French Presence in Cornwall
A vital cultural force in Eastern Ontario, the Franco-Ontarian community in Cornwall was established during the late 1870s when large-scale industrial expansion led to an influx of workers and tradesmen from Québec. By 1881 French-speaking . . . Map (db m103610) HM
19Ontario (Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry United Counties), Cornwall — The Glengarry Fencibles
The regiment of Glengarry Light Infantry Fencibles was raised in 1811–12 largely from among the Highland settlers of this region, many of whom had served previously in Europe with the Glengarry (British Highland) Fencibles. The Canadian corps . . . Map (db m103612) HM
20Ontario (Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry United Counties), Cornwall — The Rev. John Strachan in Cornwall
This pioneer clergyman, legislator and teacher was born in 1778 in Aberdeen, Scotland, and in 1799 came to Kingston as a tutor. In 1803, after entering the Church of England, he was ordained and appointed missionary at Cornwall. Here in . . . Map (db m103641) HM
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21Ontario (Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry United Counties), Cornwall — The Rossmore House / La Maison Rossmore
English: The Rossmore House, owned and operated by George and Martha Ross, was built in 1888 by contractor L.A. Ross, a brother to George. The four-storey brick building was reported to be the finest hotel between Montreal and . . . Map (db m144897) HM
22Ontario (Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry United Counties), Cornwall — United Counties of Stormont Dundas and GlengarryUnited Counties Courthouse and Jail
Completed in 1833, the United Counties Courthouse and Jail serve as a local hub for government and legal proceedings. Initially a two-storey frame structure was completed on this site in 1802 and remained until fire swept through it in 1826. It was . . . Map (db m197675) HM
23Ontario (Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry United Counties), Cornwall — United Empire Loyalists
English: The United Empire Loyalists played a prominent role in the development of this country. In particular, the officers and men of the Royal Highland Emigrants, the King's Royal Regiment of New York, the Loyal Rangers and the . . . Map (db m139503) HM
24Ontario (Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry United Counties), Cornwall — War of 1812St. John's Presbyterian Church
Founded in 1787 by the well known Scot, the Reverend John Bethune, St. John's Presbyterian Church and its people played an important role in the preservation of Canadian land and territorial claim during the war of 1812. Their first church building . . . Map (db m103631) HM
 
 
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