Fort Chippawa 1791

Fort Chippawa 1791 (HMX62)

Location: Niagara Falls, ON L2G 6C7 Niagara Regional Municipality
Country: Canada
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N 43° 3.773', W 79° 3.021'

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The fortifications which stood on this site were built in 1791 to protect the southern terminus of the Niagara portage road, and serve as a forwarding depot for government supplies. Known also as Fort Welland, the main structure consisted of a log blockhouse surrounded by a stockade. During the War of 1812 several bloody engagements were fought in this vicinity including the bitterly contested Battle of Chippawa, July 5, 1814, and possession of the fort frequently changed hands. A barracks, storehouse, officers' quarters and earthworks were added in 1814-15, but shortly thereafter Fort Chippawa was abandoned and fell into decay.
HM NumberHMX62
Placed ByOntario Archaeological and Historic Sites Board
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 10th, 2014 at 1:23pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 658752 N 4769642
Decimal Degrees43.06288333, -79.05035000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 3.773', W 79° 3.021'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 3' 46.38" N, 79° 3' 1.26" W
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Area Code(s)440, 216
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3544 Macklem St, Niagara Falls ON L2G 6C7, CA
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