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Gore's Landing

Gore's Landing

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted July, 2005

Gore's Landing

Photo from Google Street View ©2015 Google - Posted February, 2015

Plaque Location

The County of Northumberland
The Township of Hamilton
In Gores Landing, in a park at the junction of
Plank Road and Kelly Road, a short distance north of Road 18

Coordinates: N 44 07.243 W 78 14.044


Plaque Text

Named after Thomas S. Gore, an Irishman who settled in this vicinity in 1845, the village of Gore's Landing prospered for a time as the terminal point of a plank road constructed from Cobourg to Rice Lake 1847-48. Among the well known residents of Gore's Landing were Archibald Lampman (1860-1899), noted poet; Derwyn T. Owen (1876-1947), Anglican Primate of All Canada from 1934-1947; J.D. Kelly (1862-1958), historical artist; and Gerald S. Hayward (1845-1926), a painter of miniatures who won acclaim in the U.S. and Britain. Hayward contributed to the building of the present St. George's Anglican Church, constructed of stone in 1908 to replace the wooden church erected 1846-48, and is buried in the adjacent cemetery.

Related Ontario plaques
Archibald Lampman 1861-1899
J.D. Kelly 1862-1958



Hamilton Plaques

Here are the visitors' comments for this page.

> Posted March 22, 2015
The photo of the interior of St. George's Chapel in Gore's Landing was absolutely stunning. I have seen many photos of the church but none as aesthetically beautiful as that. The whole essence of the chapel, it's beauty, spirituality, historic qualities and pioneering background are so evident in the photo. I was amazed to come upon this lovely photograph.
Both my maternal and paternal grandfathers dragged stones from the fields to build it. I grew up in Gore's Landing so the church was part of my life. My mother played the organ there and my grandfather sang in the choir for 72 years.
The cross on the altar is in memory of my cousin, Roy Thackeray, who was killed in WWII, April 28, 1945, in Laar, Germany and is buried in Holten Cemetery in Holland.
Kudos to Allen Short. Tremendous photography.
Nancy Harris Dalgarno nemily@cogeco.ca

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