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Niagara - on - the - Lake

Known at various times as Buttlersberg, West Niagara and Newark, it's first permanent settlers, including Bulers's Rangers and other Loyalists arrived about 1780. The first five sessions of Upper Canada's legislature met here under Lieutenant-Governor Simcoe between September 17th 1792 and June 3rd 1796. The town was captured by American forces May 27th 1813, which burnt it during their withdrawl December 13th 1813. It was the administrative and judicial centre of the Niagara District and Lincoln County until 1866