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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 ©2010 Google - Posted December, 2010

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

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> 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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