Annapolis Royal in Annapolis County, Nova Scotia — The Atlantic Provinces
Early Use of Site
L’utilisation de l’endroit à l’origine
Before you, the Allain and Annapolis rivers meet, creating a stopping place used by travelers for many centuries. The Annapolis River makes access to the site easy, while the natural rise of land provides a good view downstream.
The Mi’kmaw (sic) people used this site for over 3,000 years. Men from the Port-Royal Habitation, located downriver, grew wheat here and built a gristmill on the Allain River in the early 1600s. In 1629, Sir William Alexander chose this site for a Scottish settlement. Later, in 1636, Charles de Menou d’Aulnay relocated his settlement here from LaHave. A succession of forts protected settlements here for over 200 years.
Devant vous, les rivières Allain et Annapolis se rencontrent à un point qui sert d’escale aux voyageurs pendant de nombreux siècles. La rivière Annapolis facilite l’accès à l’endorit et l’élévation naturelle de la terre fournit une bonne vue en aval.
Les Mi’kmaq font escale ici pendant plus de 3 000 ans. Des hommes de l’Habitation de Port-Royal, située en aval, cultivent ici le blé et ils construisent un moulin à farine sur la rivière
Erected by Parks Canada.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1629.
Location. 44° 44.456′ N, 65° 31.223′ W. Marker is in Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia, in Annapolis County. Marker is on St. George Street close to St. Anthony Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 323 St George Street, Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia B0S, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Charles Fort / Le fort Charles (a few steps from this marker); Samuel Vetch (within shouting distance of this marker); Acadian Dykeland (within shouting distance of this marker); Jean Paul Mascarene (within shouting distance of this marker); The Flag Bastion (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Black Hole (about 90 meters away); Fort Anne, a Bastioned Fort (about 120 meters away); Port-Royal (about 120 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Annapolis Royal.
More about this marker. This marker is located on the grounds of Fort Anne National Historic Site.
Also see . . . Mi'kmaq - Wikipedia. The Mi'kmaq are a First Nations people, indigenous to Canada's Maritime Provinces and the Gaspé Peninsula of Quebec. They call this region Mi'kma'ki. (Submitted on November 2, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
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