Johnstown 1789

Johnstown 1789 (HM1MQ9)

Location: , Ontario Leeds and Grenville United Counties
Country: Canada
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N 44° 44.692', W 75° 27.947'

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In 1789-90 a town plot of one mile square was laid out in this vicinity. Many Loyalists, including Sir John Johnson, obtained lots in the settlement. A sawmill and grist-mill were constructed, and in 1793 it was made the administrative centre of the Eastern District. A courthouse and gaol were erected and the court of quarter sessions, which administered the district's local government, met alternately here and in Cornwall. Lieutenant-Governor Simcoe stayed in Johnstown in 1792 and 1795. In 1808 the courts were moved to Elizabethtown (Brockville) and despite its favourable location as a port, Johnstown's further development was retarded by its shallow harbour.
HM NumberHM1MQ9
Placed ByArchaeological and Historic Sites Board, Department of Public Records and Archives of Ontario
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Date Added Monday, August 10th, 2015 at 6:03pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 463126 N 4954714
Decimal Degrees44.74486667, -75.46578333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 44.692', W 75° 27.947'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 44' 41.52" N, 75° 27' 56.82" W
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