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New Glasgow in Pictou County, Nova Scotia — The Canadian Atlantic
 

The Beginning of New Glasgow

 
 
The Beginning of New Glasgow Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 19, 2019
1. The Beginning of New Glasgow Marker
Inscription.  was in August 1784 with the arrival from Kirkhill, Inverness-shire, Scotland, of Thomas Fraser (Deacon) 1749 — 1813 who took possession of this land and created from the forest a farm home, the first in that part of the East River Lower Settlement from which the town developed.
 
Erected 1989 by Pictou County Historical Society.
 
Location. 45° 35.452′ N, 62° 38.802′ W. Marker is in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, in Pictou County. Marker is on Terrace Street north of George Street (Route 4), on the right when traveling north. Marker is located near the north end of Carmichael Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New Glasgow, Nova Scotia B2H 5J6, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within walking distance of this marker. George Frederick Cameron (approx. 0.3 kilometers away).
 
Also see . . .  New Glasgow Heritage. The Town's prosperity and even its beginnings are entwined with the development of the scenic East River. The East River is a tidal estuary for salt and fresh water, where Atlantic salmon cruise and jump to
The Beginning of New Glasgow Marker<br>(<i>view north  Terrace St. left  East River right</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 19, 2019
2. The Beginning of New Glasgow Marker
(view north Terrace St. left East River right)
spawn, and there is no doubt it was the charm of the river that drew the Scots to New Glasgow. The community that was to become New Glasgow was settled in 1784 when Deacon Thomas Fraser built on land that is now the west side of the town. By 1809 the Town had been named after Old Glasgow in Scotland and was officially incorporated in 1875. (Submitted on September 11, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on September 11, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 9, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 38 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 11, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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