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Location of Fort Erie in the Niagara Region
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Location of Fort Erie in the Niagara Region

Fort Erie (2001 population 28,143) is a town on the Niagara River in the Niagara Region, Ontario, Canada. It is located directly across the river from Buffalo, New York. Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... Main street in Bastrop, Texas, a small town A town is a residential community of people ranging from a few hundred to several thousands, although it may be applied loosely even to huge metropolitan areas. ... View from near Horseshoe Falls looking across the Niagara River toward Rainbow Bridge in winter Niagara Glens features many treacherous rapids downstream of Niagara Falls The Niagara River flows to the north from Lake Erie to Lake Ontario. ... Heraldic Motto: Unity, Responsibility, Loyalty Corporate Motto: Building Communities, Building Lives Location of the Niagara Region within Ontario Area: 1,852 sq. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Official languages English (French has some legal status but is not fully co-official) Flower White trillium Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats... Nickname: City of Good Neighbors Location of Buffalo in New York State County Erie County Mayor Byron Brown Area    - City 136. ...


The town started when a British military fort, Fort Erie, was constructed in 1764. During the American Revolution it was used as a supply depot for British troops. When the War of 1812 started, the troops stationed at Fort Erie were caught off guard due to the fort being in the middle of rebuilding. The Americans held it for a time, fending off two British attacks. Later they destroyed Fort Erie and returned to Buffalo in the winter of 1814. The ruins remained until they were rebuilt as a tourist attraction in 1939. Fort Erie was the first British fort to be constructed as part of a network developed after the Seven Years War (or in North America the French and Indian War) was concluded by the Treaty of Paris (1763) at which time all of New France had been ceded to Great... 1764 was a leap year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... The American Revolution was a political movement by 13 American colonies that declared independence and fought off British military efforts to regain control. ... Combatants United States United Kingdom Strength United States Regular army : 99,000 Volunteers: 10,000* Rangers: 3,000 Militia: 458,000** Naval and marine: 20,000 Indigenous peoples New York Iroquois: 600 Northwestern allies: ? Southern allies: ? United Kingdom Regular army: 10,000+ Naval and marine: ? Canadian militia: 86,000+** Indigenous... 1814 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ...


The current "Dollhouse Museum", located on the Niagara Blvd, was a supposed hiding place on the Underground Railroad for fugitive slaves in the 1800's.


On August 7, 1927 the Peace Bridge was opened between the Town of Fort Erie and the City of Buffalo, New York. August 7 is the 219th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (220th in leap years), with 146 days remaining. ... 1927 (MCMXXVII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Peace Bridge (42°54′25″N, 78°54′20″W) is an arch bridge that consists of five arched spans over the Niagara River and a Parker through-truss which spans the Black Rock Canal on the American side of the river. ... Nickname: City of Good Neighbors Location of Buffalo in New York State County Erie County Mayor Byron Brown Area    - City 136. ...


The town's beaches on Lake Erie are considered the best in the area, and draw many weekend recreationists from the Buffalo area. Lake Erie, looking southward from a high rural bluff near Leamington, Ontario Lake Erie (pronounced ) is one of the five large freshwater Great Lakes in North America, which are among the largest in the world. ...


Fort Erie is a growing community and has had lots of development in the past few years. Garrison Road (or highway 3) is the town's most major commercial centre, with many businesses stretching for almost 5 kilometers.


Demographics

Racial Profile
According to the 2001 census, the population is 92.8% White, 3.2% Aboriginal, 1.4% Chinese, 0.9% Black, and a very small percentage of Asian, Arab, and Hispanic populations. The Canada 2001 Census was a detailed enumeration of the Canadian population. ... White is a color, (more accurately it contains all the colors of the visible spectrum and is sometimes described as an achromatic color—black is the absence of color) that has high brightness but zero hue. ... Aboriginal peoples in Canada are Indigenous Peoples recognized in the Canadian Constitution Act, 1982, sections 25 and 35, respectively, as Indians (First Nations), Métis, and Inuit. ... Black is a color with several subtle differences in meaning. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Asian people. ... The Arabs (Arabic: عرب ) are an ethnic group found throughout the Middle East and North Africa. ... The Hispanic world Hispanic (Spanish: Hispano) is a term denoting a derivation from Spain, her people and culture. ...


Religious Groups

Protestantism is a general grouping of denominations within Christianity. ... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... A replica of an ancient statue found among the ruins of a temple at Sarnath Buddhism is a philosophy based on the teachings of the Buddha, Siddhārtha Gautama, a prince of the Shakyas, whose lifetime is traditionally given as 566 to 486 BCE. It had subsequently been accepted by...

Communities

  • Amigari Downs
  • Bay Beach
  • Black Creek
  • Bridgeburg/North End
  • Buffalo Heights
  • Crescent Park
  • Crystal Beach
  • Douglastown
  • Edgewood Park
  • Erie Beach
  • Fort Erie
  • Garrison Village
  • Mulgrave
  • Oakhill Forest
  • Point Abino
  • Ridgemount
  • Ridgeway
  • Ridgewood
  • Rose Hill Estates
  • Snyder Hamlet
  • Stevensville
  • Thunder Bay
  • Wavercrest
  • Waverly Beach

Crescent Park is a small, largely suburban residential community within the Town of Fort Erie in Ontario, Canada. ... For other uses, see Crystal Beach (disambiguation) Crystal Beach was an amusement park in a town of the same name near Fort Erie, Ontario. ... Point Abino is a community within the town of Fort Erie in Ontario, Canada. ... Ridgeway is a small unincorporated village in Ontario, Canada near Fort Erie. ... Stevensville is a community in southern Ontario about 20 minutes from Niagara Falls, Fort Erie, Welland and Buffalo, New York. ...

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Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls, Port Colborne

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South Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... Download high resolution version (900x1200, 65 KB)Description: Illustration for Armillary sphere Source: Scanned by me (looxix) from the Encyclopédie. ... Niagara Falls, Ontario from Niagara Falls State Park in winter Location of Niagara Falls in the Niagara Region Niagara Falls, Ontario (2001 population 78,815) is a city on the Niagara River, in the Golden Horseshoe region. ... Download high resolution version (900x1200, 65 KB)Description: Illustration for Armillary sphere Source: Scanned by me (looxix) from the Encyclopédie. ... Niagara Falls, Ontario from Niagara Falls State Park in winter Location of Niagara Falls in the Niagara Region Niagara Falls, Ontario (2001 population 78,815) is a city on the Niagara River, in the Golden Horseshoe region. ... Location of Port Colborne in the Niagara Region Port Colborne (2004 population 24,797) is a city on Lake Erie, at the southern end of the Welland Canal, in southern Ontario, Canada in Niagara Region. ... Image File history File links Template_CanadianCityGeoLocation_North. ... Image File history File links Template_CanadianCityGeoLocation_West. ... Image File history File links Template_CanadianCityGeoLocation_East. ... Image File history File links Template_CanadianCityGeoLocation_South. ...

Niagara River

(Buffalo, New York) View from near Horseshoe Falls looking across the Niagara River toward Rainbow Bridge in winter Niagara Glens features many treacherous rapids downstream of Niagara Falls The Niagara River flows to the north from Lake Erie to Lake Ontario. ... Nickname: City of Good Neighbors Location of Buffalo in New York State County Erie County Mayor Byron Brown Area    - City 136. ...

Lake Erie


Lake Erie, looking southward from a high rural bluff near Leamington, Ontario Lake Erie (pronounced ) is one of the five large freshwater Great Lakes in North America, which are among the largest in the world. ...

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Regional Municipality of Niagara
Cities: Niagara Falls · Port Colborne · St. Catharines · Thorold · Welland
Towns: Fort Erie · Grimsby · Lincoln · Niagara-on-the-Lake · Pelham
Townships: Wainfleet · West Lincoln

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Fort Erie Racetrack (358 words)
Fort Erie Racetrack is a thoroughbred racing facility in Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada.
Fort Erie Racetrack is known for its beautiful infield, filled with flowers and scenic lakes.
In fact, Fort Erie is sometimes referred to as the most picture-perfect racetrack in the world due to the infield.
Fort Erie, Ontario - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (320 words)
Fort Erie (2001 population 28,143) is a town on the Niagara River in the Niagara Region, Ontario, Canada.
On August 7, 1927 the Peace Bridge was opened between the Town of Fort Erie and the City of Buffalo, New York.
Fort Erie is a growing community and has had lots of development in the past few years.
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