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New Glasgow in Pictou County, Nova Scotia — The Atlantic Provinces (North America)
 

Rev. James Drummond MacGregor, D.D.

 
 
Rev. James Drummond MacGregor, D.D. Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 19, 2019
1. Rev. James Drummond MacGregor, D.D. Marker
Inscription.  
In grateful memory of
The Rev James Drummond
MacGregor, D.D.

Born at Comrie,
Perthshire, Scotland, 1759.
Died at East River, Pictou, 1830.
Pioneer Minister of the Gospel
in Eastern Nova Scotia,
where he labored with
Apostolic zeal for 43 years.
Preacher, Poet, Educationist.
Honoured as a man of rare
courage and abundant labours.

 
Erected by The Nova Scotia Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1759.
 
Location. 45° 35.223′ N, 62° 38.591′ W. Marker is in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, in Pictou County. Marker is on MacLean Street just east of James Street, on the left when traveling east. Marker is mounted at eye-level on the left side of the sanctuary entrance, at the southwest corner of the First Presbyterian Church, facing south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 208 MacLean Street, New Glasgow NS B2H 4M9, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. New Glasgow D-Day Memorial (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line);
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Laurie Peace Park (about 90 meters away); New Glasgow Town Bell (about 90 meters away); Industrial Centre Lofts (about 120 meters away); New Glasgow Heritage (about 120 meters away); Glasgow Scotland (about 150 meters away); Viola Desmond (about 150 meters away); Stone Lion, c. 1902 (about 180 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Glasgow.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Rev. James Drummond MacGregor, D.D.
 
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1. James Drummond MacGregor. Arriving at Pictou, he found settlers who had lived there for up to 20 years with no religious services except occasional visits from itinerants of various denominations. His scattered parishioners were mostly Highlanders raised in the Church of Scotland and in time they became irrevocably bound to MacGregor. The surviving remains of MacGregor’s autobiography and writings, have made him renowned for undergoing hardships of Herculean proportions on the Nova Scotian frontier – the physical hazards and deprivations of his journeyings and the “almost superhuman exertions” of his pastoral labours.
Rev. James Drummond MacGregor Marker • <i>wide view<br>(marker visible just left of entrance)</i> image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 19, 2019
2. Rev. James Drummond MacGregor Marker • wide view
(marker visible just left of entrance)
(Submitted on January 21, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Rev. James MacGregor D.D. From the time of his arrival from Scotland he ministered to the entire County of Pictou in which he laid the foundations for several congregations, built churches and did the work of an evangelist. In 1786 he organized the congregation that later became James Church and afterwards First Presbyterian Church, New Glasgow, where he ministered until his death on Mar. 3, 1830, aged 71. (Submitted on January 21, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

3. Pictou County History. The first permanent settlers in Pictou County arrived in 1767. Six years later the ship Hector arrived with 189 Scottish Highland immigrants on board. Scottish immigration to Pictou increased and by 1786 a call was made for a minister capable of speaking both English and Gaelic. Dr. James Drummond MacGregor from Scotland in July 1786. The year following his arrival, he had the first two churches in the county built. Service was held in each church on alternating Sabbaths. Dr. MacGregor preached two sermons - one in Gaelic and one in English - both sermons were two hours long. (Submitted on January 21, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
First Presbyterian Church (1912)<br>(<i>southeast corner view</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 19, 2019
3. First Presbyterian Church (1912)
(southeast corner view)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 21, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 191 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 21, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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