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Founding of Hallowell

Founding of Hallowell

Photos by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted November, 2010

Founding of Hallowell

Plaque Location

The County of Prince Edward
In Picton, on the south side of Hill Street
at the foot of Bay Street
1 block south of Main Street East


Coordinates: N 44 00.783 W 77 08.143

Map

Plaque Text

Here, on a secure harbour at the head of Picton Bay, several roads converged during the 1790's, including a portage to Lake Ontario. It thus became a natural shipping and distribution centre for the peninsula and by 1811 a small community had been well established. This settlement, named "Hallowell", after a Loyalist from Massachusetts, grew rapidly after 1818 when the use of steamers made the harbour more accessible. In 1823-25 the Reverend William Macauley laid out an adjacent village site which he named "Picton". The latter became the judicial and administrative centre of the District of Prince Edward in 1831. The two communities amalgamated in 1837 and were incorporated as the Town of Picton.

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Settlements

Other Plaques in Picton
Letitia Youmans 1827-1896
The Conference Church
District Court-House and Gaol 1832
The Reverend William Macaulay 1794-1874
Prince Edward County Fairgrounds
John A. Macdonald in Hallowell

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Prince Edward County Plaques




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