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Fort Norfolk
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Type War of 1812 fortification
Location Ontario, Canada
Nearest city Norfolk County
Built 1813-14
Governing body Parks Canada
Website Cultural Built Heritage
Designated 1925

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.

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

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