OHP - Niagara - Thorold - "Founding of Thorold"
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member The Blue Quasar
N 43° 07.321 W 079° 12.041
17T E 646370 N 4775936
Quick Description: Placed in the center of a very historic and informative site, which is now a park. Many items of interest to see here, as well as an annual Canada Day Fireworks celebration.
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 5/13/2006 5:39:24 AM
Waymark Code: WMCFR
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Jake39
Views: 33

Long Description:

The Township of Thorold came into existence in 1788 when surveyor Augustus Jones laid out the area in 100-acre lots to provide land for Loyalist refugees and disbanded soldiers following the American Revolutionary War. At the time, the township had no name; it was simply labelled Township No. 9. It wasn't until 1793, after the creation of Upper Canada with John Graves Simcoe as its first Lieutenant-Governor, that the township was named Thorold after Sir John Thorold, an English baronet and Member of Parliament. The area was largely uninhabited when the first settlers arrived, the Neutral Indians having been wiped out by the Iroquois in 1650.

Read more at History of Thorold

Location of Plaque: This plaque is in the approximate center of "Battle of Beaverdams Park"

Hope you enjoy the Visit

The Blue Quasar

Address or location of plaque: Near the bandshell

Physical location of plaque: City

"Ontario Plaques" Website for this "Plaque": [Web Link]

Description of any physical remains at site of "Historical Plaque": N/A

This 'Plaque' describes: An 'Event'

Condition of sign: Excellent

Is this a bilingual sign?: No !

A web-site for more details.: Not listed

What is the second/third language?: Not listed

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