Fort Norfolk (Norfolk County, Ontario) facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsFort Norfolk
|Type||War of 1812 fortification|
|Nearest city||Norfolk County|
|Governing body||Parks Canada|
|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. A larger fort and ship building facility was planned, but it was never built. 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.
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