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The Scotch Settlement 1819

The Scotch Settlement 1819

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted July, 2004

The Scotch Settlement 1819

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

Plaque Location

The County of Simcoe
The Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury
In front of a church, street number 3380
on the north side of 6th line
1.4 km west of 10th Sideroad
1.4 km south of Highway 88


Coordinates: N 44 05.385 W 79 36.916

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Plaque Text

In 1815 some 140 Highland Scots from Lord Selkirk's Red River Settlement, disheartened by crop failures and the opposition of the North West Company, moved to Upper Canada. Transported in the Nor'Westers' canoes, they disembarked at Holland Landing in September. They found temporary employment in the Yonge Street settlements but in 1819 many took up land in West Gwillimbury. In 1823 Presbyterian services were held in a building on this site which was replaced by a frame church in 1827. The present structure was completed in 1869.

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