1752-1806Simcoe was born in Northamptonshire and educated at Oxford. He joined the British army in 1771, and from 1777-81 commanded the Queen's Rangers, a Loyalist corps in America. After the Loyalist influx had led to the creation of a separate province of Upper Canada in 1791, Simcoe was named its first lieutenant-governor. During his five years of office the province's basically British and monarchical character and institutions took shape. After he left Canada in 1796 he held a succession of military and colonial offices, and died in Exeter shortly after being appointed Commander-in-chief for India.
|Placed By||Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada|
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|Date Added||Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 11:06am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17T E 657510 N 4790666|
|Decimal Degrees||43.25235000, -79.05961667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 43° 15.141', W 79° 3.577'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||43° 15' 8.46" N, 79° 3' 34.62" W|
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|Area Code(s)||585, 716|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling North|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 282 Ricardo St, Niagara-on-the-Lake Ontario L0S 1J0, CA|
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