The Young Memorial Plaque has a proud history of more than 200 years in Haldimand County. Learn more about its location and origins below.
Haldimand Highway #54, Seneca River Range
Pt. Lot 14 (South of the Village of York)
This section of land beside the Grand River was granted to Adam Young and his family for their loyalty to the Crown during the American Revolution. Adam and his son’s John, Daniel and Henry fought with the Butler’s Rangers and Mohawk Chief Joseph Brant in defending Canada. Upon this tract of land, eldest son John Young was the first white settler to start a new life postwar in 1783. The family has erected a plaque to commemorate this history and has requested formal designation under the Ontario Heritage Act.