Fort George

Fort George (HMWV9)

Location: Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0 Niagara Regional Municipality
Country: Canada
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N 43° 15.115', W 79° 3.788'

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Ie Fort George

Constructed by order of Lieutenant-Governor Simcoe 1796-99, Fort George served as the headquarters for Major-General Brock in 1812. In May, 1813, it was bombarded and captured by the Americans who constructed fortifications of their own on the site. These in turn were retaken by the British in December 1813. In 1815 Fort George was described as "tumbling into ruins" and ordered abandoned. The present works are a reconstruction done in 1937-40, and represents the fort as it was in 1799-1813. Only the magazine of the original fort remains.

Construit sur l'ordre du lieutenant-gouverneur Simcoe (1796-1799), le fort George servit de quartier g?n?ral au major-g?n?ral Brock en 1812. En mai 1813, il fut bombard? et captur? par les Am?ricaines qui construisirent leurs propres fortifications sur l'emplacement m?me du fort. Les Britanniques les reprirent ? leur tour en d?cembre 1813. En 1815, le fort ?tait consid?r? comme ?tombant en ruines? et on d?cida de l'abandonner. Les b?timents actuels ont ?t? reconstruits en 1937-1940 et reprentent le fort tel qu'il ?tait en 1799-1813. Du fort original demeure la poudri?re.
HM NumberHMWV9
Placed ByHistoric Sites and Monuments Board of Canada
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Date Added Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at 12:56pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 657226 N 4790611
Decimal Degrees43.25191667, -79.06313333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 15.115', W 79° 3.788'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 15' 6.90" N, 79° 3' 47.28" W
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Area Code(s)217
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 211 Niagara Parkway Recreational Trail, Niagara-on-the-Lake ON L0S 1J0, CA
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