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Cornwall in Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry United Counties, Ontario — Central Canada (North America)
 

Cornwall Grammar School

 
 
Cornwall Grammar School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin Craft, May 19, 2017
1. Cornwall Grammar School Marker
Inscription.  
Cornwall Collegiate and Vocational School traces its beginning to an educational institution founded by John Strachan in 1803. Strachan, an Anglican priest, opened a private school in his home where he hoped to educate young men to take on leading roles in society. In 1806 he built a schoolhouse that became one of the first provincially funded district grammar schools one year later. Many of Upper Canada's elite received their education under Strachan's respected and progressive tutelage. After he left for York (now Toronto) in 1812, various masters ran the Cornwall Grammar School. With provincial educational reform in 1871, it became Cornwall High School and began a new life as a modern secondary institution, becoming a collegiate in 1925, and adding vocational courses in 1938.
 
Erected by Ontario Heritage Trust.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. A significant historical year for this entry is 1803.
 
Location. 45° 1.375′ N, 74° 43.715′ W. Marker is in Cornwall, Ontario, in Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry United Counties. Marker
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is on Sydney Street, 0.1 kilometers north of Fourth Street East, on the right when traveling north. Marker is located near the entrance of Cornwall Collegiate & Vocational School. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 437 Sydney Street, Cornwall ON K6H 3H9, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Right Reverend John Strachan (here, next to this marker); United Empire Loyalists (approx. half a kilometer away); The Cornwall Orphanage / L'orphelinat de Cornwall (approx. half a kilometer away); War of 1812 (approx. half a kilometer away); New York Cafe / Le Café New York (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); The Rossmore House / La Maison Rossmore (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); The Rev. John Strachan in Cornwall (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); The Glengarry Fencibles (approx. 0.8 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cornwall.
 
Wideview of Cornwall Grammar School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin Craft, May 19, 2017
2. Wideview of Cornwall Grammar School Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 1, 2017. It was originally submitted on May 23, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 179 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 23, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.

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