Quebec History Marianopolis College

Date Published:
July 2005

L’Encyclopédie de l’histoire du Québec / The Quebec History Encyclopedia


Fort Erie


Fort Erie, a village in Welland county, Ontario, opposite Buffalo, New York, on the Niagara river, and on the Canadian National and the Toronto, Hamilton, and Buffalo Railways. It was originally a military post built by Capt. John Montresor in 1764; and as such it played an important part in the campaigns of 1812-4 on the Niagara frontier. It has a medicine factory, a public library, and a weekly newspaper (Times-Review). See J. G. Johnston, When Fort Erie was distributing centre for middle west (Welland County Historical Society, Papers and Records, vol. iii, 1927).

Source : W. Stewart WALLACE, ed., The Encyclopedia of Canada, Vol. II, Toronto, University Associates of Canada, 1948, 411p., p. 368. 


© 2005 Claude Bélanger, Marianopolis College