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St. James-on-the-Lines 1836

St. James-on-the-Lines 1836

Photos by Alan L Brown - Posted June, 2004

St. James-on-the-Lines 1836

Photo from Google Street View ©2010 Google - Posted November, 2010

Plaque Location

The County of Simcoe
The Town of Penetanguishene
In front of the church on the east side of Church Street
just north of Cambridge Street

Coordinates: N 44 47.228 W 79 55.580


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Plaque Text

This garrison church was erected 1836-38 on the Penetanguishene military reserve. It was also attended by military pensioners and civilians since, until the 1870's, it housed the only Protestant congregation in the vicinity. Building funds were obtained largely through the exertions of the local naval commandant, Captain John Moberly, R.N. The first rector, Reverend Geo. Hallen, held the post for thirty-six years. Many of the community's pioneers and military leaders are buried in its cemetery.

Related Toronto plaque
Church of St. John the Evangelist (The Garrison Church)



Penetanguishene Plaques

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