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The District Capital 1815-1825

The District Capital 1815-1825

Photos by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted November, 2010

The District Capital 1815-1825

Plaque Location

The County of Norfolk
In Vittoria, at the church on the east side of Lamport Street
just south of Old Brock Street

Coordinates: N 42 45.722 W 80 19.332


Plaque Text

In 1800 the London District was formed and justices of the peace possessing administrative and judicial powers were appointed for this area. In 1815 the courts, then held at Charlotteville (Turkey Point) were moved to the new judicial centre at Tisdale's Mills (Vittoria). Here a committee consisting of John Backhouse, Thomas Talbot and Robert Nichol was named to supervise the construction of a court-house and jail. This building was used both by the courts and for occasional religious services until destroyed by fire in 1825. In the following year the district capital was moved to the new settlement at London.

Related Ontario plaques
Colonel The Honourable Thomas Talbot 1771-1853
Robert Nichol c.1774-1824
The John Backhouse Mill

Court Houses

Norfolk County Plaques

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