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Town of Niagara

Town of Niagara

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted August, 2004

Town of Niagara

Photo by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted November, 2010

Plaque Location

The Region of Niagara
The Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake
On the northeast corner of Picton and King streets

Coordinates: N 43 15.285 W 79 04.235


Plaque Text

Known at various times as Butlersburg, West Niagara and Newark, its first permanent settlers, including Butler's Rangers and other loyalists, arrived about 1780. The first five sessions of Upper Canada's Legislature met here under Lieutenant-Governor Simcoe between September 17th, 1792, and June 3rd, 1796. The town was captured by American forces May 27th, 1813, which burnt it during their withdrawal December 13, 1813. It was the administrative and judicial centre of the Niagara District and Lincoln County until 1866.

Related Ontario plaques
Butler's Rangers
The First Provincial Parliament 1792
John Graves Simcoe 1752-1806
Niagara-on-the-Lake Historic District



Niagara-on-the-Lake Plaques

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