Near Hortonville in Kings County, Nova Scotia — The Atlantic Provinces (North America)
Horton Landing Cross
Le lit desséché du crique que l’on aperçoit dans le pré à quelques pas d’ici est l’endroit ou furent embarques sur les chaloupes les victimes du Grand Dérangement de 1755 pour être transbordes sur les transports ancres dans le Bassin des Mines.
The dry bed of the creek, which is in sight a few paces in the marsh from here, is the spot where the victims of the Great Expulsion of 1755 were embarked on the small boats to be rowed over to transports lying in anchor in Minas Basin.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Disasters • Settlements & Settlers • War, French and Indian. In addition, it is included in the Acadian History series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1755.
Location. 45° 6.792′ N, 64° 16.746′ W. Marker is near Hortonville, Nova Scotia, in Kings County. Marker can be reached from Wharf Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hortonville NS B0P 1M0, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Tragedy of the Deportation/La tragédie de la Déportation (a few steps from this marker); The Arrival of the New England Planters/L'arrivée des Planters de la Nouvelle-Angleterre New England Planters/Les planters de la Nouvelle-Angeleterre (within shouting distance of this marker); Democracy and the New England Planters/La démocratie et les Planters de la Nouvelle-Angleterre (within shouting distance of this marker); Site de l'école Acacia Villa/Site of Acacia Villa School (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Landscape of Grand Pré/ le Payage de Grand Pré (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Acacia Villa School (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); The Landscape of Grand Pré/Le Paysage de Grand-Pré (approx. 2.3 kilometers away).
Credits. This page was last revised on September 4, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 3, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 240 times since then and 88 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 3, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.