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Perth Military Settlement 1816

Perth Military Settlement 1816

Photo by contributor William Stewart - Posted May, 2008

Alexander Morris 1826-1889

Photo from Google Street View ©2011 Google - Posted June, 2011

Plaque Location

The County of Lanark
The Town of Perth
In a little parkette on the north side of Gore Street East
on the west side of the Tay River Bridge
[Note: The first photo above shows the plaque in its old location. The Google Street View and the map coordinates and the map below show it in its current location. I'd like to thank Rick Mason for letting me know about the location change.]


Coordinates: N 44 53.927 W 76 14.877

Map

Plaque Text

The present townships of Bathurst, Beckwith and Drummond were settled under the jurisdiction of the Quarter Master General's Department. Scottish emigrants, quartered in barracks at Brockville during the winter of 1815-16, and soldiers discharged from the Glengarry Light Infantry and the De Meuron and De Watteville regiments formed a majority of the original settlers. In March 1816, a central depot was established on the site of Perth, and by October the settlement contained some 1500 persons.

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