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Early Land Survey in Ontario

Early Land Survey in Ontario

Photos by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted December, 2009

Early Land Survey in Ontario

Plaque Location

The County of Frontenac
The City of Kingston
In a park on the north side of King Street East
just west of West Street

Coordinates: N 44 13.483 W 76 29.223


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Plaque Text

In September 1783, Deputy Surveyor-General John Collins was despatched to Cataraqui by Governor Haldimand to lay out townships for loyalist settlers. The necessary land was purchased from Mississauga Indians, and on 27 October the first survey marker was planted. By the year's end the front concessions of four townships, stretching from Cataraqui to the Bay of Quinte, had been surveyed. A fifth was laid out the following summer. Collins thus completed the first major survey made under civil authority in what is now Ontario.

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United Empire Loyalists
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Kingston Plaques

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