The Founding of Cornwall

The Founding of Cornwall (HM1YGM)

Location: Cornwall, Ontario K6J Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry United Counties
Country: Canada
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N 45° 0.886', W 74° 43.679'

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In June 1784 disbanded Loyalist soldiers and their families settled at new Johnstown, the site of present-day Cornwall. Initially called Pointe Maligne, the area had been visited by native traders and French missionaries and explorers during the 17th and early 18th centuries. In 1794 Cornwall is designated a judicial and administrative center for the Eastern District and by 1805 contained a courthouse, a schoolhouse, two churches and numerous dwellings. The community grew gradually and was incorporated in 1834. The construction of the Cornwall Canal in 1834-42 accelerated its development. With the erection of mills and large factories along the canal's course, Cornwall emerged by the end of the century as a significant industrial center in Eastern Ontario and as a distinctive bicultural community.
Placed ByOntario Heritage Foundation
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Date Added Friday, May 26th, 2017 at 6:08pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 521433 N 4984626
Decimal Degrees45.01476667, -74.72798333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 45° 0.886', W 74° 43.679'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds45° 0' 53.16" N, 74° 43' 40.74" W
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Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 24-32 Cornwall 2, Cornwall Ontario K6J, CA
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