Sydney in Cape Breton Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia — The Atlantic Provinces
St. George's Church
Sydney’s oldest building
Erected by the vestry
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Churches & Religion • Colonial Era • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1785.
Location. 46° 8.543′ N, 60° 11.795′ W. Marker is in Sydney, Nova Scotia, in Cape Breton Regional Municipality. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Charlotte Street and Nepean Street, on the right when traveling north. Marker is mounted at eye-level, directly on St. George’s Anglican Church, just to the right of the front entrance. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 119 Charlotte Street, Sydney, Nova Scotia B1P 1C2, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cossit House (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); Royal Bank Lion (about 150 meters away); Joseph Frederick Wallet DesBarres (about 180 meters away); Sir John George Bourinot (about 180 meters away); J.F.W. DesBarres (about 210 meters away); Sydney's Heritage Conservation District"Northern Friends" (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); Sir Peter D. Macdonald (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sydney.
Regarding St. George's Church. Canadian Register of Historic Places #5378 (1998).
Also see . . . Canadian Register of Historic Places. St. George’s Anglican Church is valued as the oldest Anglican Church in Cape Breton; the oldest building in Sydney; for the property’s long history; and as a representation of the important role its parish council played in colonial Cape Breton. Building of St. George’s Church began in 1785 by engineers of the British 33rd Regiment of Foot, concurrently with the founding of Sydney and its designation as the capital of the new Colony of Cape Breton. (Submitted on April 19, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 19, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 15, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 40 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on April 19, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.