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The Long Point Settlement

The Long Point Settlement

Photo by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted October, 2010

The Long Point Settlement

Photo from Google Street View ©2010 Google - Posted October, 2010

Plaque Location

The County of Norfolk
In front of the Norfolk County Port Rowan EMS building
1417 Road 59, 2.8 km north of Road 42

Coordinates: N 42 37.577 W 80 29.141


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Plaque Text

Long Point was known to traders and travellers before the area was purchased from the Mississauga Indians in 1784. In this unsurveyed area twenty to thirty "squatters" had settled by 1791, some of whom were allowed to remain following surveys and Governor Simcoe's visit in 1795. Further land grants were made to approved applicants, including many Loyalists. During the War of 1812 General Brock raised militia volunteers here for the attack on Detroit. The settlement's farms and mills, until ravaged in 1814 by U.S. troops, helped supply the armed forces. By 1825 the "Long Point Settlement" was prospering again and in 1837 the seven townships became part of the new Talbot District.

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Hull's Landing 1812
Port Stanley
Robert Nichol c.1774-1824
Sir Roger Hale Sheaffe 1763-1851
War of 1812


War of 1812

Norfolk County Plaques

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