“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Grand Pré in Kings County, Nova Scotia — The Atlantic Provinces

Acacia Villa School

Acadia Villa School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Steve Stoessel, August 29, 2019
1. Acadia Villa School Marker
Inscription.  This cairn marks the site of the Acacia Villa School for Boys. Founded in 1852 by Joseph R. Hea, he was principal until 1860. Arthur McNutt Patterson was principal from 1860 to 1907. His son, Arthur H. Patterson was principal from 1907 to 1920 when the school was officially closed.
Erected by Wolfville Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. A significant historical year for this entry is 1852.
Location. 45° 6.547′ N, 64° 17.097′ W. Marker is in Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, in Kings County. Marker is on King Street close to Wharf Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Grand Pré NS B0P 1M0, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Landscape of Grand Pré/ le Payage de Grand Pré (here, next to this marker); Site de l'école Acacia Villa/Site of Acacia Villa School (here, next to this marker); Democracy and the New England Planters/La démocratie et les Planters de la Nouvelle-Angleterre (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); New England Planters/Les planters de la Nouvelle-Angeleterre
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(approx. 0.6 kilometers away); The Arrival of the New England Planters/L'arrivée des Planters de la Nouvelle-Angleterre (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); The Tragedy of the Deportation/La tragédie de la Déportation (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Horton Landing Cross (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); The Landscape of Grand Pré/Le Paysage de Grand-Pré (approx. 1.7 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grand Pré.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 8, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 6, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 115 times since then and 6 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on September 6, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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