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Fairfield on the Thames

Fairfield on the Thames

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted June, 2009

Fairfield on the Thames

Photo by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted September, 2011

Plaque Location

The Municipality of Chatham-Kent
On Road 2 about 9 km east of Thamesville

Coordinates: N 42 35.156 W 81 54.225


Plaque Text

Here stood the village of Fairfield, destroyed by invading American forces following the Battle of the Thames, 5th October, 1813. Its inhabitants, Delaware Indian exiles brought from Ohio to Canada in 1792 by Moravian missionaries, were re-established on the opposite bank of the river after the Peace of 1814.

Related Ontario plaques
New Fairfield 1815
Skirmish at McCrae's House
Tecumseh 1768-1813


Chatham-Kent Plaques

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