Norfolk County

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Norfolk County

Mill Wheel

Moses Sovereen’s mill in Waterford was burned in 1814 by American General McArthur and his troops. The mill was set on fire three times and, each time, Sovereen put the fire out under threat of death.

Quilt Address:

3 Alice Street
Waterford , ON
Canada
Ontario CA
Coordinates:
42.935151, -80.291124

Mariner's Compass

General Brock continued from Culver’s Tavern to Port Dover, successfully mustering a force of about 50 regulars and 250 militiamen.

Quilt Address:

44 Harbour Street
Port Dover , ON
Canada
Ontario CA
Coordinates:
42.784840, -80.199158

Empire Star

In May 1814, Amelia Ryerse received unwanted fireside guests when American soldiers arrived with orders to burn. As her mother pleaded with the commanding officer to spare their home, an officer wordlessly gathered coals from the hearth.

Quilt Address:

25 King Street
Port Ryerse , ON
Canada
Ontario CA
Coordinates:
42.758863, -80.259292

Star of Hope

 Star of Hope - pattern used in this location recognizes the hope that exists in times of hardship. During the War of 1812, many people on both sides of the conflict lost crops, livestock, barns, homes, and even family members.

Quilt Address:

1725 Front Road
St. Williams , ON
Canada
Ontario CA
Coordinates:
42.678566, -80.373952

Prisoner Exchange

American and British ships met at Long Point, one of the many sites where prisoners were exchanged during the War of 1812. British prisoners, held in Frankfort, Kentucky, were marched to Sandusky, Ohio, in July and August 1814.

Quilt Address:

350 Erie Blvd
Long Point , ON
Canada
Ontario CA
Coordinates:
42.581326, -80.395032

Grist Mill

John Backhouse, the original owner of the Backhouse Grist Mill, was a Colonel in the Norfolk Militia as well as the local Justice of the Peace.

Quilt Address:

1267 2nd Concession Road
Port Rowan , ON
Canada
Ontario CA
Coordinates:
42.640952, -80.476794

Courthouse Steps

Established in 1796, Vittoria remained untouched by the Americans during the War of 1812 despite having been surrounded by troops.

Quilt Address:

Old Brock Street
Vittoria , ON
Canada
Ontario CA
Coordinates:
42.762020, -80.323054

No Place Like Home

The Tisdale Mill located in Vittoria was not burned in 1814 as Thomas Bowlby a pioneer Mason from the district appealed to General McArthur, who was also a Mason to spare the mill because there was a large Masonic community in th

Quilt Address:

1231 Hwy 24 South
Vittoria , ON
Canada
Ontario CA
Coordinates:
42.798014, -80.289588

Square Dance

According to local legend, in August 1813 Captain Robert Barclay briefly abandoned his naval blockade of American warships in Erie Harbour to deliver “a pretty widow from Amherstburg” to Port Ryerse.  Once ashore, he and his officers were invited

Quilt Address:

Hwy 6 Heritage Park
Port Dover , ON
Canada
Ontario CA
Coordinates:
42.795808, -80.216378

King's Crown

In the early spring of 1812, the Norfolk Militia was organized into two regiments commended by Lieut.-Col. Joseph Ryerson and Lieut.-Col. Robert Nichol.

Quilt Address:

Highway 24
Bloomsburg , ON
Canada
Ontario CA
Coordinates:
42.889407, -80.298439

The Road Most Travelled

Quilt Address:

85 Queensway East
Simcoe , ON
Canada
Ontario CA
Coordinates:
42.847405, -80.299072

Whirling Geese

On August 8, 1812, Major General Isaac Brock travelled to Culver's Tavern in Norfolk to give a passionate speech to the reluctant recruits, appealing to their patriotism to the crown.

Quilt Address:

Norfolk Street North
Simcoe , ON
Canada
Ontario CA
Coordinates:
42.852830, -80.309628

Log Cabin

This barn quilt represents the Battle of Nanticoke, which took place Nov. 13, 1813.

Quilt Address:

Nanticoke 34 Haldimand Road 55
Nanticoke , ON
Canada
Ontario CA
Coordinates:
42.809070, -80.082283

Birds In Air

Finch’s Mill (Fisher’s Glen) was burned on May 14, 1814 by Lt. Col. John Campbell and his American troops.

Quilt Address:

Front Road
Fisher's Glen , ON
Canada
Ontario CA
Coordinates:
42.726607, -80.292804

Bird's Nest

One of the area’s earliest settlers, Lucas Dedrick, came to Long Point in 1793 and was granted a 200 acre parcel that included the current site of Bird Studies Canada’s headquarters.

Quilt Address:

115 Front Street
Port Rowan , ON
Canada
Ontario CA
Coordinates:
42.619232, -80.456187

Mortar & Pestle

“Doctor” John Troyer (1753-1842) was a Tunker – a Baptist religion offshoot – from Pennsylvania who settled on the flats below this property in 1793.

Quilt Address:

314 Front Road
Port Rowan , ON
Canada
Ontario CA
Coordinates:
42.639507, -80.435336

Vittoria Challenge

Legend has it the Tisdale Mill located in Vittoria escaped burning in the 1814 American raids because Thomas Bowlby, a pioneer mason from the district, appealed to General McArthur, also a mason, for leniency.

Quilt Address:

393 Fisher’s Glen Rd
Vittoria , ON
Canada
Ontario CA
Coordinates:
42.750283, -80.316040

Garden Maze

This quilt pattern was inspired by a quilt that has belonged to the homeowners’ family for four generations. John Alton and his wife Margaret Walker settled in Houghton in 1854 and built the house presently on this property.

Quilt Address:

845 Lakeshore Road
Jacksonburg , ON
Canada
Ontario CA
Coordinates:
42.597941, -80.652267

Maple Leaf

Fort Norfolk was a minor fortification built at Turkey Point.  Following the retreat of British Major-General Procter from Amherstburg in 1813 the British decided to construct a fort on Turkey Point Hill to defend the southwester

Quilt Address:

2785 Front Road
Port Ryerse , ON
Canada
Ontario CA
Coordinates:
42.740421, -80.283602

Log Cabin 2

In 1814, a party of American Marauders, consisting of John Dickson, John Robinson, Henry Dochstader and ten others unnamed Americans murdered Captain William Francis, former confidante of Sir Isaac Brock at his farm (presently Selkirk Provincial P

Quilt Address:

Wheeler Road
Selkirk , ON
Canada
Ontario CA
Coordinates:
42.818626, -79.957000

Hole In Barn Door

After the Battle of Malcolm’s Mills on November 6, 1814 Brigadier General Duncan McArthur led an estimated army of 700 men south, taking militia prisoner, burning mills, homes and barns and stealing provisions.  When they reached

Quilt Address:

287 Regional Road 19, Norfolk County
N0E 1Z0 Wilsonville , ON
Canada
Ontario CA
Coordinates:
42.983930, -80.319929