How Dartmouth Has Grown
A Marker of Distinction
In August 1750, the 504 ton ship Alderney arrived after a month's sail from England with 353 settlers, who made their first landing near the sawmill site. They laid out 184 building lots, 50 feet by 100, and named the settlement after the Earl of Dartmouth.
From such beginnings Dartmouth grew, with arrivals of Quaker whalers, Irish and Scots stone-masons, and workers in the manufacture of rope, skates, molasses and candy, and in ship repair, world-leading oceanographic research, coastal supply, oil refineries, and the nearby Autoport, Shearwater air station and Burnside Industrial Park. Incorporated as a Town in 1873, thereafter a City in 1961, Dartmouth is now part of the amalgamated Halifax Regional Municipality.
Erected by The Halifax Foundation and Halifax Regional Municipality.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Quakerism series list. A significant historical month for this entry is August 1750.
Location. 44° 39.811′ N, 63° 34.122′ W. Marker is in Dartmouth
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Starboard Propeller of CCGS John A. Macdonald (a few steps from this marker); Canadian Military Engineers/Génie militaire canadien (about 180 meters away, measured in a direct line); "Bridges for Canada"/« Ponts pour le Canada » (about 180 meters away); Wild about roses/La vie en rose (about 180 meters away); Vera B. Stone (about 180 meters away); Legion War Memorial (approx. one kilometer away); Sullivan's Pond (approx. one kilometer away); Totem Pole (approx. one kilometer away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dartmouth.
Also see . . . Dartmouth History Blog. (Submitted on January 20, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 23, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 20, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 199 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on January 20, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.