Port Robinson - GPS N43 02.099  -  W079 12.934

These photos were taken at the Designation Ceremony, June 9, 2007.

The cemetery is located on the north-west side of Carl Street/Towpath Road, overlooking the Welland Canals Parkway Trail on the west side of the Welland Canal, just north of the village of Port Robinson in the City of Thorold.

This cemetery has cultural heritage value as the resting place of some of the earliest settlers of the Port Robinson village area in the former Thorold Township.  It is closely associated with the first two non-native residents in the Port Robinson area and their families - United Empire Loyalists John Carl, who set aside this land which was part of his crown grant for a burying ground, and Leonard Misener, who is buried here along with his wife Barbara Bender.  Several other members of the Carl and Misener families are known to be buried here along with members of the Bald family, descendants of Thomas Bald.  John Carl and Leonard Misener both settled in this area in the 1780's and Thomas Bald settled here circa 1794.  The cemetery also has cultural associations with the history of the first Welland Canal.  Among the 75 graves here are undoubtedly those of victims of the cholera epidemic which raged among canal workers and their families between 1832-34.

Key attributes of the cemetery that link it with the earliest settlers of Port Robinson and their descendants and the history of the first Welland Canal are:

For description and images of other designated properties, please click links below.

Designated Properties

Allanburg Heritage Oak Tree
Allanburg United Church
Allanburg Village Cemetery

Beaverdams Burying Grounds

Beaverdams Methodist Church & Graveyard

Beckett’s Reserve, Duncan McFarland House,
Stephen Beatty House

Calcott-Walker House

Camp House

Carl, Misener, Bald Cemetery

Carnegie Library

Carr-Millar-McMillan Block
Carroll-Tracy House
Carter-Holland House

Chestnut Hall

Constable House

Decew Young House

Decou House Monument

Dobbie House
Dominion Government Building
East Side School Bell
Fire Bell

First Presbyterian Church

Flannery House
Fraser-McMann House
George Bouk House

Grenville House

Griffiths House
Kennedy-Ward House
L.G. Lorriman/Central School
Lynch House
Macartney Drug Store

Memorial Park

Millar House
Millstone - Welland Mills

Moore-Lampman House
Munro House
O'Brien House
Old Firehall
Port Robinson Brick School

Quebec Bank

Robert Elliot House

Ross House

St. Andrews Presbyterian Church

Sir Edward Beatty House

Stewart House

The Stone Store

Trinity United Church
War Memorial

Welland Canal 2nd River Lock

Welland Mills