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Grand Pré in Kings County, Nova Scotia — The Canadian Atlantic
 

Grand Pre Marsh Body

1760-1995

 
 
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By Steve Stoessel, August 29, 2019
1. Grand Pre Marsh Body Marker
Inscription.  This plaque commemorates the 235th year of the Grand Pre Marsh Body 1760-1995 in honour of the dykeland farmers, past and present, for their 235 years of dedication and sacrifice, and their continuing struggle to protect and maintain these dykelands for agricultural purposes.
 
Erected 1995.
 
Location. 45° 6.657′ N, 64° 18.553′ W. Marker is in Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, in Kings County. Marker is at the intersection of Grand Pré Road and Miner Road, on the right when traveling north on Grand Pré Road. Sign is at entrance to the dykeland area on Grand Pré Road and all roads past the entrance are private roads. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Grand Pré, Nova Scotia B0P 1M0, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 3 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Expulsion of the Acadians (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Statue of Evangeline (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Grand-Pré Rural Historic District (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Landscape of Grand Pré/ le Payage de Grand Pré
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By Steve Stoessel
2. Grand Pre Marsh Body Marker
(approx. 1.9 kilometers away); Site de l'école Acacia Villa/Site of Acacia Villa School (approx. 1.9 kilometers away); Acacia Villa School (approx. 1.9 kilometers away); Horton Landing Cross (approx. 2.4 kilometers away).
 
Regarding Grand Pre Marsh Body. The Acadians had begun the filing process one hundred years earlier. After the English expelled them, farmers from New England came in 1760 and continued the process gradually diking in all the land between coast and a nearby island to the north.
 
Categories. AgricultureMan-Made Features
 
Grand Pre Marsh Body Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel
3. Grand Pre Marsh Body Marker
View from Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel
4. View from Marker
Another View of the Area image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel
5. Another View of the Area
A Map of the Area on a Different Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel
6. A Map of the Area on a Different Marker
You are at location #2 in the center of the map
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on September 4, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 3, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 28 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 3, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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