Halifax in Halifax Region, Nova Scotia — The Atlantic Provinces
who served as missionary to the Micmac Indians in this country for over thirty years, who succeeded in reconciling the Micmac to British rule, who celebrated the first mass and opened the first Catholic Church in Halifax in 1759, who died on the twelfth day of August, 1762, and lies buried near this place.
In memory of the Reverend John Enslow Burns
Erected by The Diocese of Halifax-Yarmouth.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Native Americans. In addition, it is included in the Acadian History series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1759.
Location. 44° 38.649′ N, 63° 34.388′ W. Marker is in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in Halifax Region. Marker is on Spring Garden Road close to Barrington Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5221 Spring Garden Road, Halifax NS B3J, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. Mary’s Basilica (here, next to this marker); Edmund Burke (a Glebe House Campus (within shouting distance of this marker); William Alexander Henry (within shouting distance of this marker); The Halifax Court House / Le Palais de Justice D'Halifax (within shouting distance of this marker); Mr. John Samwell (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Old Burying Ground (about 90 meters away); The Welsford Parker Monument (about 90 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Halifax.
Also see . . . Maillard, Pierre - Dictionary of Canadian Biography. The historians who have written about Acadia in the 18th century are unanimous in their favourable opinion of Pierre Maillard, and this unanimity about a person from Acadian history seems exceptional. (Submitted on October 5, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
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