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The Founding of Brampton

The Founding of Brampton

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted April, 2004

The Founding of Brampton

Photo from Google Street View ©2018 Google - Posted January, 2018

Plaque Location

The Region of Peel
The City of Brampton
In the pioneer cemetery on the east side of Main Street
just north of Vodden Street

Coordinates: N 43 41.642 W 79 46.236


Plaque Text

Chinguacousy Township, part of the Mississauga Indian tract, was surveyed in 1819. John Elliott, John Scott and William Buffy were early settlers here of a crossroads hamlet first known as Buffy's Corners. In 1834 Elliott laid out a village plot and by 1837 the community numbered 18 families. Elliott and William Lawson, a fellow native of Brampton, England, were influential in naming the village, which was incorporated in 1853, and in establishing a Primitive Methodist congregation. The coming of the Grand Trunk Railway in 1856 aided Brampton's economic development. A foundry, established in 1849, and a horticultural business, started in 1860 and later internationally known, became important industries. Chosen as the county seat in 1867, Brampton was incorporated as a town in 1873.



Brampton Plaques

Here are the visitors' comments for this page.

> Posted January 24, 2018
I was really pleased to see the photograph of the Brampton Founding Plaque. One of the founders John Scott, was my 2nd great grandfather. He emigrated from Scotland with one of his sons if my memory serves me correct. I am currently doing research into the Scott family, so the photograph will make a nice addition to my research. If anyone has any further information about John Scott, I would be grateful to receive it. Many Thanks Eddie Karpinski eddiek0507@gmail.com

> Posted November 21, 2009
This plaque is placed back at the Old Brampton Cemetery this week, Nov 20, 2009

> Posted June 14, 2008
The plaque is not at this location as of June 2008.

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