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MacLeod Settlement

MacLeod Settlement

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted June, 2005

MacLeod Settlement

Photo from Google Street View ©2011 Google - Posted January, 2011

Plaque Location

The United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry
The Township of North Glengarry
On a stone cairn on the south side of
Laggan-Glenelg Road (Road 24) at street number 21420
4 km west of Dalkeith

Coordinates: N 45 25.593 W 74 37.017


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Plaque Text

In 1793 some forty families, including members of several clans, emigrated from Glenelg, Scotland, under the leadership of Alexander MacLeod and landed at St. John's Island (now Prince Edward Island). The following year they came to Glengarry County and petitioned for land. In August, 1794, the majority were authorized to occupy 80 ha each in the vicinity of Kirkhill, which was for many years known as Glenelg. Alexander MacLeod, who was located on this property in 1794, was instrumental in founding one of the earliest Presbyterian parishes in Upper Canada here in Lochiel township. During the War of 1812 he served as a Captain in the 2nd Regiment of the Glengarry Militia and died March 4, 1850.


North Glengarry Plaques

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