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Town of Amherstburg (Lower Tier Essex)

Phone : (519) 736-3992
Your Host(s) : Post Office

Amherstburg, ON (Nearby: River Canard, Windsor, La Salle, Lasalle, Mcgregor, Sandwich)

66 Richmond St.
Amherstburg, Ontario
N9V 1E0

Ontario Tourism Region : Southwestern

Description From Owner:
  • Pop. 19,303. In Malden and Anderton Ts., Essex C., on the Detroit R. and C. Rds. 18 & 20, 24 km. S of Windsor.
  • From about 1727 and for 20 years, the Bois Blanc mission occupied lands in this area, but the first permanent settlement was started in 1784 by a number of former Indian Department officers.
  • In 1815 the place was named Amherstburg to honour Lord Jeffery Amherst, governor general of British North America from 1760-1763.
  • In 1796 the British established Fort Malden just N of the town after evacuating Detroit. In 1838 Fort Malden's garrison and the local militia repelled four attempts by the 'Patriot' filibusters to invade Canada.
  • The fort was garrisoned by British regiments until 1851, occupied by military pensioners until 1859, and then abandoned. Today it is fully restored and operated by Parks Canada as a tourist attraction.
  • On Dalhousie Street South, at the southern approach to Amherstburg, is one of the finest remaining examples of Georgian architecture in Ontario. Bellevue was built in 1816 by Robert Reynolds as the commissary to the garrison at Fort Malden.
  • Another historic attraction is the Park House, now a museum. The home was originally built in 1796 on the U.S. side of the Detroit R.
  • When the United Empire Loyalist owner moved to Canada, he dismantled his house, floated the materials across the river and re-assembled it in what is now Amherstburg around 1799.
  • The solid log structure with clapboard siding and cedar shake roof seems an unlikely 'pre-fabricated' house. One of the oldest Anglican churches in the province is Christ Church, built in 1819 to serve the garrison at Fort Malden and local civilians.

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Off the beaten track:
  • Glen Eden, 5km
  • Edgewater Beach, 5km
  • Amherst Pointe, 5km
  • Bar Point, 6km
  • Sunset Beach, Amherstburg area, 6km
  • Willow Beach, Amherstburg area, 7km
  • Willowood, 7km
  • Busy Bee Corners, 6km
  • Lakewood Beach, 8km
  • Malden Centre, 7km
  • River Canard, 9km
  • Lake Erie Country Club, 10km
  • Delisle's Corners, 11km
  • The Meadows, 12km
  • Sinasac Corners, 11km
  • Levergood Beach, 13km
  • Belcreft Beach, 14km
  • Comet, 14km
  • Ambassador Beach, 14km
  • Vereker, 12km
  • McGregor Junction, 13km
  • Ojibway, 17km
  • Seymour Beach, 15km
  • Paquette Corners, 14km
  • Lypps Beach, 15km
  • New Canaan, 13km
  • Oliver, Windsor area, 17km
  • Yawkey, 19km
  • Brighton Beach, Windsor area, 19km
  • South Windsor, 19km
  • Marshfield, 15km
  • Sandwich, 20km
  • Roseland, Windsor area, 19km
  • Sutherland, 22km
  • Pelton, 20km
  • Bridgeview, 22km
  • Edgars, 17km
  • Remington Park, 22km
  • Colchester, 19km
  • South Walkerville, 23km
  • Klie's Beach, 20km
  • Windsor-Walkerville, 23km
  • East Harrow, 19km
  • Gesto, 19km
  • Walkerville, 24km
  • Fontainebleau, 25km
  • Oxley, 22km
  • East Windsor, 26km
  • Pleasant Valley, Kingsville area, 21km
  • Barretville, 21km
Nearby Lakes:
  • International Lake, 3km
  • Lake Henry, 49km
  • Fox Lagoon, 55km
  • Sanctuary Pond, 48km
  • West Cranberry Pond, 50km
  • Lake St. Clair, 55km
  • Girardin Pond, 51km
  • Lake Pond, 51km
  • Round Pond, 51km
  • East Cranberry Pond, 51km
  • Bush Pond, 51km
  • Redhead Pond, 52km
  • Stub Lake, 63km
  • Snooks Lake, 64km
  • Goose Lake, 67km
  • Club House Pond, 68km
  • Goose Lake, 68km
  • South Pond, 69km
  • Lake Chipican, 116km
  • The Mill Pond, 127km
  • Bell's Pond, 168km
  • Union Pond, 171km
  • Lake Erie, 168km
  • The Cove, 179km
  • Sanders Pond, 173km
  • Pinafore Lake, 174km
  • Walkers Pond, 181km
  • Westminster Ponds, 182km
  • Morrison Lake, 195km
  • Pond Mills, 183km
  • Tennants Pond, 184km
  • Tricks Pond, 207km
  • Fanshawe Lake, 191km
  • White's Pond, 184km
  • Springwater Pond, 186km
  • Foster Ponds, 191km
  • Beattie Pond, 192km
  • Mill Pond, 194km
  • Mud Lakes, 194km
  • Lake Whittaker, 199km
  • Sunova Lake, 210km
  • Wildwood Lake, 213km
  • Mud Lake, 206km
  • Mud Lake, 236km
  • Spring Lake, 206km
  • Harrington Pond, 215km
  • Embro Pond, 216km
  • Centreville Pond, 213km
  • Purvis Lake, 246km
  • Lake Victoria, 225km