Fort Norfolk (Norfolk County, Ontario)

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Fort Norfolk
National Historic Site of Canada
Fort Norfolk NHS.jpg
Province Ontario
Municipality Norfolk County
Designated as a NHSC 1925
Year built 1813-14
Website Cultural Built Heritage

Fort Norfolk was a minor fortification built at Turkey Point (now Norfolk County, Ontario, Canada) during the War of 1812 to defend the southwestern end of Upper Canada. It is a National Historic Site of Canada.

A redebout with single blockhouse structure surrounded by log palisades was built on the bluffs was built by the 37th Regiment of Foot during the winter of 1814-1815 to house several hundred soldiers.[1] A larger fort and ship building facility was planned, but it was never built.[2] The existence of the facility diminished and abandoned shortly after the War of 1812. A memorial cairn was added in 1922 to mark the site.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cultural Built Heritage at Norfolk Official Plan
  2. ^ Fighting sail on Lake Huron and Georgian Bay p. 119. unknown. 
  3. ^ Fort Norfolk at Norfolk History Society

Coordinates: 42°41′24″N 80°19′48″W / 42.6901°N 80.3300°W / 42.6901; -80.3300