1751 - 1832Renowned as the founder of Brockville, Buell was born in Hebron, Connecticut. Shortly after the outbreak of the American Revolution he moved to Québec where he joined the British forces and eventually served as a commissioned officer in the King's Rangers. In 1784, after his unit had been disbanded, he settled on a Crown grant here in the center of present-day Brockville. One of the area's first permanent residents, Buell became an influential local citizen. He represented Leeds in the Upper Canadian House of Assembly (1800-04). He also contributed to the development of the community of Elizabethtown (Brockville) by subdividing his holdings into lots for sale to settlers and by donating land for the Johnstown District Court House and Gaol and for several churches.
|Placed By||Ontario Heritage Foundation, Ministry of Culture and Communications|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, August 12th, 2015 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 445586 N 4937336|
|Decimal Degrees||44.58731667, -75.68548333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 44° 35.239', W 75° 41.129'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||44° 35' 14.34" N, 75° 41' 7.74" W|
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|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling South|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 98 Water St W, Brockville Ontario , CA|
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