Near Grand Pré in Kings County, Nova Scotia — The Atlantic Provinces
The Expulsion of the Acadians
La déportation des Acadiens
— (1755-1762) —
The expulsion of the Acadians began in 1755, on the eve of the Seven Years’ War. Frustrated with the neutrality of the Acadians who refused to swear an unconditional oath of allegiance to the Crown, British forces began the “grand dérangement.” Over the next eight years, more than 10,000 Acadians were dispersed throughout the American colonies, England and France. After the end of the war in 1763, many returned. They joined the small number of Acadians who had narrowly escaped exile and, with strength and courage, they forged a proud and vibrant community.
En 1755, à la veille de la guerre de Sept Ans, débute la déportation des Acadiens. Contrariées par la neutralité des Acadiens qui refusent de prêter serment dans condition à la Couronne, les forces britanniques enclenchent le «grand derangement». Pendant huit ans, plus de 10 000 Acadiens son dispersés par petits groupes dans les colonies américaines, en Angleterre et en France. Après la fin de la guerre en 1763, ils sont nombreux à reprendre le chemin de retour. Ils se joignent alors au peu d’Acadiens ayant échappé à l’exil et
Erected by Historic Sites and Monument Board of Canada/Commission de lieux et monuments historique du Canada.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & Settlers • War, French and Indian. In addition, it is included in the Acadian History, and the Canada, Historic Sites and Monuments Board series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1755.
Location. 45° 6.516′ N, 64° 18.589′ W. Marker is near Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, in Kings County. Marker can be reached from Grand-Pré Road close to Old Post Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2205 Grand-Pré Road, Grand Pré NS B0P, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Grand-Pré Rural Historic District (within shouting distance of this marker); Statue of Evangeline (about 180 meters away, measured in a direct line); Memorial Church/L'église-souvenir (about 240 meters away); Grand Pre Marsh Body (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); The Attack at Grand Pré/La bataille Grand Pré (approx. half a kilometer away); The Landscape of Grand Pré/Le Paysage de Grand-Pré (approx. half a kilometer away); Landscape of Grand Pré/ le Payage de Grand PréSite de l'école Acacia Villa/Site of Acacia Villa School (approx. 2 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grand Pré.
More about this marker. This marker is located on the grounds of Grand Pré Rural Historic Site.
Also see . . . Expulsion of the Acadians - Wikipedia. The Expulsion of the Acadians, also known as the Great Upheaval, the Great Expulsion and Le Grand Dérangement, was the forced removal by the British of the Acadian people from the present day Canadian Maritime provinces of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island —an area also known as Acadie. The Expulsion (1755–1764) occurred during the French and Indian War (the North American theatre of the Seven Years' War) and was part of the British military campaign against New France. (Submitted on November 8, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 8, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 500 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 8, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.