North Bay in Nipissing District, Ontario — Central Canada
Reverend Silas Huntington
A zealous Methodist missionary descended from an early New England family, Huntington was born in Kemptville. With his ordination in 1854 he commenced a long Christian ministry, serving various congregations in eastern Ontario and Quebec until 1882 when he was posted to Mattawa. Using this mission as a base, Huntington travelled extensively, visiting outlying settlements and work camps along the CPR as far west as Schreiber. Reputedly the first Protestant missionary to reach many northern communities, he is credited with establishing several pastoral charges, including this congregation formed in 1882. His unflagging energy and magnetic personality gained him immense popularity and respect throughout the north, and in 1960 Huntington University, now Huntington College in Laurentian University, Sudbury, was named in his honour.
Erected by Ontario Heritage Foundation.
Location. 46° 18.644′ N, 79° 27.799′ W. Marker is in North Bay, Ontario, in Nipissing District. Marker is at the intersection of Ferguson Street and McIntyre Street East, on the right when traveling east on Ferguson Street. Touch for map. Marker is located adjacent Trinity United Church. Marker is at or near this postal address: 353 Ferguson Street, North Bay, Ontario P1B 1C5, Canada.
Other nearby markers. The Ontario Northland Railway (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); Jean Nicolet (approx. 1.5 kilometers away); La Vase Portages (approx. 6.2 kilometers away).
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 28, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 28, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 40 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 28, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.