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St. Andrew's Church

St. Andrew's Church

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted June, 2005

St. Andrew's Church

Photo by contributor Roger Taguchi - Posted July, 2014

Plaque Location

The United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry
The Township of South Stormont
In St. Andrews, on the southwest corner of
Highway 138 and Road 18

Coordinates: N 45 05.758 W 74 47.848


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Plaque Text

This building, the oldest remaining stone structure in the province erected as a church, was completed about 1801. Many of the pioneer settlers in this area were Roman Catholic Highlanders, ministered to by Rev. Roderick Macdonell, the missionary at St. Regis. The church was built under his leadership, with the assistance of a prominent local settler, "Spanish" John Macdonell, who obtained contributions for its construction from members of the North West Company and other fur traders. It was used as a hospital during the War of 1812, and served its congregation until replaced by the adjacent church in 1860. Simon Fraser and Sandfield Macdonald are buried in the graveyard opposite.

Another plaque at this location
Captain Miles Macdonell

Related Ontario plaques
The North West Company
Simon Fraser 1776-1862
John Sandfield Macdonald 1812-1872


Fur Trade

South Stormont Plaques

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