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

The Rev. John Strachan in Cornwall

 
 
The Rev. John Strachan in Cornwall Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin Craft, May 19, 2017
1. The Rev. John Strachan in Cornwall Marker
Inscription.  
This pioneer clergyman, legislator and teacher was born in 1778 in Aberdeen, Scotland, and in 1799 came to Kingston as a tutor. In 1803, after entering the Church of England, he was ordained and appointed missionary at Cornwall. Here in 1804–5, he built its first Anglican church. Shortly afterwards he opened a boys' school which became renowned for its high academic standards and eminent graduates. In 1812 he became Rector of York (Toronto), and subsequently a member of the province's executive and legislative councils. Appointed Upper Canada's first Anglican bishop in 1839, he died in 1867 and this church, commenced in 1869, is dedicated to his memory.
 
Erected by Archaeological and Historic Sites Board of Ontario.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionColonial EraEducationSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1778.
 
Location. 45° 1.046′ N, 74° 43.929′ W. Marker is in Cornwall, Ontario, in Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry United Counties. Marker
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is on Second Street West, 0.1 kilometers west of Augustus Street, on the right when traveling west. Marker is located next to the Trinity Anglican Church. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 105 Second Street West, Cornwall ON K6J 1G4, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. New York Cafe / Le Café New York (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); The Rossmore House / La Maison Rossmore (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); War of 1812 (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Ivy Hall (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); District Court-House and Gaol 1833 (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Cornwall's Historic Waterfront (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); The Founding of Cornwall (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); The Cornwall Canal / Le canal de Cornwall (approx. 0.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cornwall.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia - John Strachan. (Submitted on May 23, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.)
 
Wideview of The Rev. John Strachan in Cornwall Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin Craft, May 19, 2017
2. Wideview of The Rev. John Strachan in Cornwall Marker
Trinity Anglican Church is behind the marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 23, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 246 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 23, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.

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