William Buell, Sr.

William Buell, Sr. (HM1MSS)

Location: Brockville, Ontario Leeds and Grenville United Counties
Country: Canada
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N 44° 35.239', W 75° 41.129'

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1751 - 1832

Renowned as the founder of Brockville, Buell was born in Hebron, Connecticut. Shortly after the outbreak of the American Revolution he moved to Québec where he joined the British forces and eventually served as a commissioned officer in the King's Rangers. In 1784, after his unit had been disbanded, he settled on a Crown grant here in the center of present-day Brockville. One of the area's first permanent residents, Buell became an influential local citizen. He represented Leeds in the Upper Canadian House of Assembly (1800-04). He also contributed to the development of the community of Elizabethtown (Brockville) by subdividing his holdings into lots for sale to settlers and by donating land for the Johnstown District Court House and Gaol and for several churches.
Year Placed1990
Placed ByOntario Heritage Foundation, Ministry of Culture and Communications
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Date Added Wednesday, August 12th, 2015 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 445586 N 4937336
Decimal Degrees44.58731667, -75.68548333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 35.239', W 75° 41.129'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 35' 14.34" N, 75° 41' 7.74" W
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Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 98 Water St W, Brockville Ontario , CA
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