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St. Andrew's Church 1812

St. Andrew's Church 1812

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted June, 2005

Duncan Cameron

Photo by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted December, 2009

Plaque Location

The United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry
The Township of South Glengarry
In Williamstown, in front of St. Andrew's Church
just off Road 19, 2 blocks north of Road 17


Coordinates: N 45 08.931 W 74 34.745

Map

Plaque Text

Following the organization of a Presbyterian congregation in 1787, a log church was erected here and replaced in 1806 by a stone structure. The present church was begun in 1812. Its bell was presented in 1806 by Sir Alexander Mackenzie, the great western explorer, and its communion service in 1820 by friends in Scotland. The first allotment of pews was made by lot on February 23, 1818, after special places had been reserved for the minister's family, Mackenzie and other partners of the North West Company. Between 1787 and 1958 the congregation was served by only six ministers.


Another plaque at this location
Duncan Cameron

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Other Plaques in Williamstown
Bethune-Thompson House
Duncan Cameron
The MacMillan Emigration 1802
The North West Company
Sir John Johnson House Sir John Johnson's Mills
Williamstown Fair

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South Glengarry Plaques




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