Near Brantford in Brant County, Ontario — Central Canada
Her Majesty’s Chapel of the Mohawks
La Chapelle des Agniers de Sa Majesté
—Ne Iakataneraientahtsere Ne Iekora Ne Kanienkehaka Rotoreonnaienhs —
Originally called St. Paul's, this chapel was the first Protestant church in Upper Canada and is now the oldest surviving church in Ontario. Built by the Crown in 1785, it was given to those Mohawk Indians led by Joseph Brant who had supported the British during the American Revolution. Their choice cost them their lands in New York. To compensate for the loss the Mohawks were granted 760,000 acres on the Grand River complete with two mills, a school and chapel. Although the church has undergone many alterations, it stands as a reminder of the important role played by the Loyalist Mohawks in the early settlement of Ontario.
Originellement appelée la chapelle Saint-Paul, cette chapelle a été la première église protestante du Haut-Canada et elle est maintenant la plus ancienne qui subsiste en Ontario. La Couronne la construisit en 1785 pour les Agniers, en reconnaissance de leur loyauté lors de la Révolution américaine. Dépouillés de leurs terres dans New York, les Agniers reçurent 760,000 acres de terres dans la région de Grand River, ainsi que deux moulins, une école et la chapelle. Quoique grandement modifiée, cette église rappelle par sa seule présence que les Agniers ont joué un rôle important dans la colonisation de l’Ontario.
This portion of the marker
Plaque Dévollée par Sa Majesté la Reine, le 1er Octobre 1984
Iakorihwaniratonh lekora tiotonh lawenre niwenniaweh nok tsatekonh niwanshenh kaieri lohserade
Erected 1984 by Historic Sites and Monument Board of Canada/Commission de lieux et monuments historique du Canada.
Location. 43° 7.47′ N, 80° 14.103′ W. Marker is near Brantford, Ontario, in Brant County. Marker can be reached from Mohawk Street just from Morrison Road, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 301 Mohawk Street, Brantford, Ontario N3S 2X2, Canada.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tomb of THAYENDANEGEA (a few steps from this marker); Mohawk Village (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Paul’s 1785 (within shouting distance of this marker); Cogwagee • Tom Longboat (approx. 11.3 kilometers away); Ahyouwaeghs - John Brant (approx. 11.3 kilometers away); Thayendanega (Joseph Brant) The Six Nations (approx. 11.3 kilometers away); The Six Nations War Memorial (approx. 11.3 kilometers away). Click for a list of all markers in Brantford.
More about this marker. This marker is locate at the kiosk in front of the Chapel of the Mohawks.
Also see . . . History of the Chapel of the Mohawks. Mohawkchapel.ca's history of the chapel: Originally called St Paul's, this chapel was the first Protestant church in Upper Canada and is now the oldest surviving church in Ontario. It is one of two Royal Chapels in North America but the only one located on a First Nation Territory…. (Submitted on June 3, 2015.)
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