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Near Fort Lawrence in Cumberland County, Nova Scotia — The Canadian Atlantic
 

Beaubassin 1672-1750

 
 
Beaubassin 1672-1750 Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 28, 2017
1. Beaubassin 1672-1750 Marker
Inscription.

This area was the site of the Acadian village of Beaubassin, first known Bourgeois settlement. Raided in 1696 and again in 1703 by a force from Boston under Captain Ben Church. Occupied by French troops in 1746 who travelled on snowshoes in February 1747 to make a surprise midnight attack on Grand Pré. In 1750 the entire village of 121 buildings, church, mill and tannery was burned by Indians under orders of Abbe La Loutre, and the inhabitants forced to go to French territory.

[Erected] June 20th. 1963
 
Erected 1963 by the Amherst Board of Trade.
 
Location. 45° 51.131′ N, 64° 15.586′ W. Marker is near Fort Lawrence, Nova Scotia, in Cumberland County. Touch for map. Marker is southwest of (behind) the Nova Scotia Welcome Centre. Marker is at or near this postal address: 90 Cumberland Loop, Fort Lawrence, Nova Scotia B4H 3Y5, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Un hommage ŕ/A Tribute to Jacob (Jacques) Bourgeois (within shouting distance of this marker); Natural History (within shouting distance of this marker); Beaubassin (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Trans Canada Highway

Beaubassin 1672-1750 Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 28, 2017
2. Beaubassin 1672-1750 Marker
(about 120 meters away in New Brunswick); Jonathan McCully (approx. 4.2 kilometers away); Sir Charles Tupper (approx. 4.2 kilometers away); Former Site of Amherst Post Office (approx. 4.2 kilometers away); Dominion Public Building (approx. 4.2 kilometers away in New Brunswick). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Lawrence.
 
Also see . . .
1. Beaubassin National Historic Site of Canada. (Submitted on August 13, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Acadian History. (Submitted on August 13, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Founding of Beaubassin. (Submitted on August 13, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. DisastersSettlements & SettlersWar, French and Indian
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 13, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 13, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 92 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 13, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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