Cornwall in Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry Counties, Ontario — Central Canada
Cornwall Grammar School
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 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.
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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 61 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 23, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.