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Historical Markers in Grimsby, Ontario

 
Colonel Robert Nelles 1761-1842 marker (facing N.W.) image, Touch for more information
By Tim Boyd, September 28, 2023
Colonel Robert Nelles 1761-1842 marker (facing N.W.)
1 Ontario, Niagara Region, Grimsby — Colonel Robert Nelles 1761-1842
A Loyalist from the Mohawk Valley, New York, Nelles came to Canada during the American Revolution and from 1780 to 1784 served in the Indian Department. Following hostilities he settled near the Grand River but by 1792 had moved to this area. . . . Map (db m233660) HM
2 Ontario, Niagara Region, Grimsby — Engagement at the Forty Mile Creek
[English Text]: Engagement at the Forty Here at the Forty Mile Creek, on 8th June, 1813, American forces, retreating after the Battle of Stoney Creek, were bombarded by a British flotilla under Sir James Lucas Yeo. Indians and . . . Map (db m56704) HM
3 Ontario, Niagara Region, Grimsby — First Town Meeting-1790-
First Town Meeting -1790- Near this site on April 5. 1790, was held the earliest known session of a municipal government in what is now Ontario. This ‘town meeting' of Township No. 6, later named Grimsby, dealt with such matters as the . . . Map (db m233729) HM
4 Ontario, Niagara Region, Grimsby — Fisheries in Grimsby
Grimsby Nature Fisheries in Grimsby The fish once caught in Lake Ontario help tell the story of settlement and growth around Forty Mile Creek. The Neutral Confederacy, Niagara's first inhabitants, were well established in the area, . . . Map (db m234100) HM
5 Ontario, Niagara Region, Grimsby — Forty Mile Creek
From the Diary of Dame Elizabeth Posthuma Simcoe, wife of Upper Canada's 1st Lieut. Governor John Graves Simcoe:
May 18, 1794. We coasted to the Forty Mile creek forty miles from Niagara and passed in at three o’clock. The mouth of . . . Map (db m233777) HM
6 Ontario, Niagara Region, Grimsby — Grimsby 1812 Bicentennial Flagpole
We dedicate this flagpole to the Grimsby 1812 Bicentennial peace garden in honour of the "Encounter at the Forty" at this site on June 8, 1813, a turning point in the War of 1812 by the United States and the British. Also, to celebrate 200 . . . Map (db m56993) HM
7 Ontario, Niagara Region, Grimsby — Grimsby 1812 Bicentennial Gazebo
We dedicate this gazebo to the Grimsby 1812 Bicentennial Peace Garden and to the residents of Grimsby, In commemoration of 200 years of peace between Canada and the United States. The design of the gazebo was inspired by elements of Fort George . . . Map (db m57034) HM
8 Ontario, Niagara Region, Grimsby — Grimsby Town Bell
This bell was purchased by the Village Council for the Fire Department in 1883 and placed on John Grout's Foundry, corner of Main and Oak Streets. For 75 years it summoned firemen, signified working hours, and proclaimed curfews. It pealed . . . Map (db m234131) HM
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9 Ontario, Niagara Region, Grimsby — History of the Biggar Lagoons
History of the Biggar Lagoons It was the rare sightings of shorebirds that originally attracted area bird watchers to the Biggar Lagoons. The Biggar Lagoons were sewage treatment lagoons for neighbourhoods in the west end of Grimsby from . . . Map (db m234129) HM
10 Ontario, Niagara Region, Grimsby — Neutral Indian Burial-Ground
This nearby burial-ground, one of few representative sites known to have survived relatively intact in Ontario, was used by the Neutral Indians, a confederacy of Iroquoian tribes which occupied the area around western Lake Ontario before 1655. . . . Map (db m233650) HM
11 Ontario, Niagara Region, Grimsby — St. Andrew’s Anglican Church
On this land donated by Robert Nelles, United Empire Loyalist, the pioneers of this community built a log church in 1794. It was replaced by a frame structure which was completed by 1804. The present stone church was erected 1819-25 and . . . Map (db m233732) HM
12 Ontario, Niagara Region, Grimsby — The War of 1812Engagement at the Forty: June 8, 1813
Grimsby Remembers The War of 1812 Engagement at the Forty: June 8, 1813 By the afternoon of June 6th the American army at least 3,300 strong were in full retreat, in total confusion, from the battle at Stoney Creek. Both General Winder . . . Map (db m233784) HM
 
 
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