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Cornwall in Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry Counties, Ontario — Central Canada
 

Cornwall Grammar School

 
 
Cornwall Grammar School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, May 19, 2017
1. Cornwall Grammar School Marker
Inscription.
Cornwall Collegiate and Vocational School traces its beginning to an educational institution founded by John Strachan in 1803. Strachan, an Anglican priest, opened a private school in his home where he hoped to educate young men to take on leading roles in society. In 1806 he built a schoolhouse that became one of the first provincially funded district grammar schools one year later. Many of Upper Canada's elite received their education under Strachan's respected and progressive tutelage. After he left for York (now Toronto) in 1812, various masters ran the Cornwall Grammar School. With provincial educational reform in 1871, it became Cornwall High School and began a new life as a modern secondary institution, becoming a collegiate in 1925, and adding vocational courses in 1938.
 
Erected by Ontario Heritage Trust.
 
Location. 45° 1.375′ N, 74° 43.715′ W. Marker is in Cornwall, Ontario, in Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry Counties. Marker is on Sydney Street 0.1 kilometers north of Fourth Street East, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located near the entrance of Cornwall Collegiate & Vocational School. Marker is at or near this postal address: 437 Sydney Street, Cornwall, Ontario K6H 3H9, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8
Wideview of Cornwall Grammar School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, May 19, 2017
2. Wideview of Cornwall Grammar School Marker
other markers are within 5 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Right Reverend John Strachan (here, next to this marker); War of 1812 (approx. half a kilometer away); The Rev. John Strachan in Cornwall (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); The Glengarry Fencibles (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); The Founding of Cornwall (approx. 0.9 kilometers away); Cornwall Canal (approx. 0.9 kilometers away); The French Presence in Cornwall (approx. 1.4 kilometers away); Captain Samuel Anderson (approx. 3.5 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cornwall.
 
Categories. Education
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 1, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 23, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 37 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 23, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.
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