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Asa Turner

Asa Turner

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted July, 2005

Asa Turner

Photo from Google Street View ©2014 Google - Posted January, 2014

Plaque Location

The County of Hastings
The City of Quinte West
On the grounds of a church
on Baptist Church Road at Bird Road, street number 704
3.1 km east of Road 14

Coordinates: N 44 16.637 W 77 28.440


Plaque Text

One of the first Baptist missionaries to serve the scattered communities along the north shore of Lake Ontario, Turner came to Upper Canada from New York State and settled in this vicinity by 1798. With great dedication he ministered to the residents of Thurlow and Sidney Townships, conducting services in pioneer homes and organizing several congregations including the forerunner of this parish. In 1802 Turner and two other American missionaries, Reuben Crandall and Joseph Winn, formed the Thurlow Baptist Association, the first Baptist association in the province. Until his return to the United States nine years later, Turner worked with Crandall and Winn to ensure the growth of this association, thereby assisting in establishing a permanent organizational framework for the Baptist Church in eastern Ontario.


Quinte West Plaques

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