First Nations Encampment: Thomas McCrae Farm

First Nations Encampment: Thomas McCrae Farm (HM1CP4)

Location: Chatham-Kent, ON N7M 5J5 Chatham-Kent Division
Country: Canada

N 42° 22.909', W 82° 14.991'

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Friday, October 1, 1813

— Tecumseh Parkway —

Thomas McCrae was an early settler, innkeeper, and political figure in Raleigh Township along the Thames River. He served as a captain and company commander in the Kent Militia and was present at the capture of Fort Detroit. Family tradition relates that McCrae used the prize money he received from the capture of the fort to complete his Georgian brick home in 1813.

On October 1, with the British now encamped across the river and to the east at Dolsen's Landing, the First Nations contingent encamped in this area for one night. Tecumseh is believed to have visited McCrae at his home on the evening of October 1.
HM NumberHM1CP4
Placed ByTecumseh Parkway
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Date Added Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 2:46am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 397110 N 4692926
Decimal Degrees42.38181667, -82.24985000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 22.909', W 82° 14.991'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 22' 54.54" N, 82° 14' 59.46" W
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Area Code(s)845, 914
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 820-830 County Rd 36, Chatham-Kent ON N7M 5J5, CA
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