Chatham Blockhouse

Chatham Blockhouse (HM1CP9)

Location: Chatham-Kent, ON N7M 4L5 Chatham-Kent Division
Country: Canada

N 42° 24.392', W 82° 11.024'

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— 1794 —

On this site a blockhouse was constructed in 1794 by order of Lieutenant-Governor John Graves Simcoe. He planned to establish here a small naval arsenal which would form a link in the defences of Upper Canada's western frontier and also draw the Indian trade from Detroit. The post was garrisoned by a detachment of the Queen's Rangers, and two gunboats were built; but by 1797 it was abandoned. In 1798 the province's Administrator, Peter Russell, had the blockhouse moved to Sandwich to serve as the Western District's court-house and gaol.
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HM NumberHM1CP9
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Placed ByOntario Archaeological and Historic Sites Board
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Date Added Sunday, October 26th, 2014 at 1:46pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 402591 N 4695593
Decimal Degrees42.40653333, -82.18373333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 24.392', W 82° 11.024'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 24' 23.52" N, 82° 11' 1.44" W
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Area Code(s)845, 914
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 59-99 Tecumseh Pkwy, Chatham-Kent ON N7M 4L5, CA
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