Historical Plaques for Belleville
Click the pins on the map below to discover the plaques in your local area and beyond. Discover the history of your own community!
This is a section of I-beam recovered from the ruins of the World Trade Centre.... READ MORE
A commanding figure in Canadian Methodism during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Carman was born in Iroquois ...
In 1854 the Methodist Episcopal Church, recognizing the need to improve the training of its clergy, began the construction of a seminary on this site.... READ MORE
By 1790 the mill, tavern and stores established here near the Bay of Quinte had stimulated the growth of a settlement.... READ MORE
This imposing structure was erected in 1872-73 to house the public market and administrative offices of the rapidly expanding municipality of Belleville.
Bobby Hull, "The Golden Jet" was a phenomenal hockey player who came from Point Anne.... READ MORE
This historically important site was purchased from the crown in 1797 by Alexander Chisholm. ... READ MORE
Meyers gained fame as a Loyalist spy during the American Revolution.... READ MORE
The name of the hamlet of Corbyville recognizes the Corby family’s considerable legacy in Hastings County. ... READ MORE
In the history of hockey in Belleville, it is fair to say that Dr. Robert L. Vaughan was a visionary...... READ MORE
This memorial marks a burying ground established here by the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1828. ... READ MORE
In 1867 contractor John Forin built this stone building with brick façade to house a fire station, police office and cells. ... READ MORE
The largest Protestant denomination in Canada during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the Methodist Church (Canada, Newfoundland,... READ MORE
The City of Belleville has dedicated a ball field in Thurlow Park to the late George Beer, councillor and avid sports fan.
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George Zegouras was known as "the Mayor of the people" of the City of Belleville, Ontario. Born in Greece, his charisma with citizens and visitors ...
This imposing house is a fine example of the Second Empire style which was popular in Canada in the 1870s and 1880s. ... READ MORE
The Grand Trunk was incorporated in 1853 to run from Sarnia to Portland, Maine.... READ MORE
Until modern ice-control measures were instituted, spring flooding of the Moira River was a regular occurrence.... READ MORE
Belleville’s splendid opera house, the Griffin, originally the Belleville Opera House, opened at this location on January 24, 1884.... READ MORE
At 18 years of age Gwendolyn Lazier rode on horseback from Belleville to Washington via New York City... ... READ MORE
Hallelujah Weddings were distinctive Salvation Army rituals which well-wishers paid to attend and enjoy the lengthy spectacle of a lively marriage.... READ MORE
A co-discoverer of insulin, J.B. (Bert) Collip was one of Canada's most prolific medical researchers ... READ MORE
This memorial is erected to commemorate the 140th anniversary of the landing of the United Empire Loyalists in Ontario in the year 1784 A.D. ... READ MORE
Belleville's Market Square is more than two hundred years old.... READ MORE
The Council of the Corporation of the City of Belleville purchased the Hume Arena on June 26, 1946 ... READ MORE
PLAQUE TEXT: There is no plaque, other than the large memorial boulder that was placed in the cemetery in 2018. Still, there’s a fascinating story here. <... READ MORE
In 1869, the Ontario government sanctioned the establishment of the first provincial school for deaf children.... READ MORE
The railway line on Pinnacle Street was part of the Grand Junction Railway which ran from Belleville to Peterborough. ... READ MORE
Point Anne was a brand-new church in the cement company town of Point Anne in 1925. When the plant closed, the church was finished.... READ MORE
Ponton Park is open parkland left over from the development of a large tract of land owned by the Ponton family.... READ MORE
As part of Canada’s centennial (1967) celebration the railroaders of this area and their friends volunteered many hours to install the locomotive 2534 ...
In World War II, the RCAF No. 5 ITS occupied this facility from 1941 to 1944 under an agreement between the federal and Ontario governments. ... READ MORE
Samuel Greene was the first deaf teacher to teach deaf children in the Ontario school system.... READ MORE
In 1797 James and Margaret Simpson had a small log tavern at the southeast corner of this intersection. ... READ MORE
Sir John A Macdonald had great political friends in Belleville. ... READ MORE
Born in England, this printer and publisher represented North Hastings in Parliament from 1867 to 1892. ... READ MORE
The first Prime Minister of Canada, Bowell was born in Suffolk, England and came to Belleville with his parents in 1833. ... READ MORE
This dock is dedicated in honour of the late Councillor “Stu” Meeks, member of council for the City of Belleville for 27 years. ... READ MORE
The first survey in the Quinte area. Near this site in 1785, Lewis Kotte, deputy provincial surveyor, commenced the running of the boundary line ... ...
Susanna Moodie and her husband John Wedderburn Moodie were two prominent Belleville writers in the mid-19th century. ... READ MORE
Born in England, Mrs. Moodie immigrated to Upper Canada with her husband in 1832. ... READ MORE
This plaque marks the resolution of the Thurlow Purchase almost 200 years after the original signing.... READ MORE