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La fondation de Miscouche

The Founding of Miscouche

 
 
La fondation de Miscouche /<br>The Founding of Miscouche Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 17, 2019
1. La fondation de Miscouche /
The Founding of Miscouche Marker
Inscription.  
Français:
Vers 1808, des familles écossaises catholiques, les Steele, McNeil et Gillis, sont les premières à s'établir dans l'emplacement actuel de Miscouche. En 1816, un groupe de familles acadiennes, qui habite la baie de Malpèque à l'est de la Rivière-Platte, achète 6000 acres de terre du propriétaire du lot 17, le colonel Harry Compton. L'année suivante, ces familles déménagent sur leur acquisition pour fonder la paroisse de Miscouche. Ces fondateurs sont des Arsenault, Gaudet, Poirier, DesRoches, Lebrun, Gaffant et Pineau. On nomme cette nouvelle communauté Belle-Alliance, mais c'est le nom Miscouche qui s'impose éventuellement. Du mi'kmaq Munuscooch, cette expression signifie « petite île verdoyante ».

English:
Around 1808, Scottish Catholic families, including the Steeles, McNeils and Gillis', were the first to settle where Miscouche now stands. In 1816, a group of Acadian families who lived in Malpeque Bay, east of Platte River, purchased 6,000 acres of land from the proprietor of Lot 17, Colonel Harry Compton. The following year, these families moved on their new land and
Marker detail: D. J. Lake P.E.I. Map (1863) image. Click for full size.
PEIPARO Collection
2. Marker detail: D. J. Lake P.E.I. Map (1863)
Détail de la carte de l’Î.-P.-É. de D. J. Lake (1863) sur laquelle un certain nombre des habitants de Miscouche sont identifiés.
Detail of the D. J. Lake P.E.I. Map (1863) naming some of the residents of Miscouche.
founded the parish of Miscouche. These settlers included Arsenaults, Gaudets, Poiriers, DesRoches, Lebruns, Gallants and Pineaus. This new community was called Belle-Alliance but eventually the older name Miscouche was preferred, a word derived from the Mi'kmaq expression Munuscooch meaning "little grassy island".
 
Location. 46° 25.963′ N, 63° 51.927′ W. Marker is in Miscouche, Prince Edward Island, in Prince County. Marker can be reached from Main Drive East (Veteran's Memorial Highway) (Prince Edward Island Route 2) 0.2 kilometers east of Lady Slipper Drive North (Prince Edward Island Route 12), on the left when traveling east. Marker is located just north of the Acadian Museum, overlooking Saint John the Baptist Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 23 Main Drive East, Miscouche, Prince Edward Island C0B 1T0, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Les Dix Conventions Nationales Acadiennes (within shouting distance of this marker); Le Couvent Saint-Joseph et les religieuses de la Congrégation de Notre-Dame (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); La Convention nationale des Acadiens de 1884 (about 120 meters away); La Fanfare de Miscouche (about 120 meters away); L'Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste
La fondation de Miscouche Marker<br>(<i>wide view • Saint John Baptist Cemetery in background</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 17, 2019
3. La fondation de Miscouche Marker
(wide view • Saint John Baptist Cemetery in background)
(about 150 meters away); L'évolution du village de Miscouche (about 150 meters away); L'économie (about 150 meters away); Former Summerside Post Office / L'Ancien Bureau de Poste de Summerside (approx. 7.2 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Miscouche.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. The Village of Miscouche
 
Also see . . .  Miscouche History. Miscouche is located in an agricultural area. It was originally settled by Acadians from Malpeque Bay in 1727. In the early 1800s, Scottish settlers then immigrated to Miscouche. (Submitted on November 10, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 10, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 9, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 31 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 10, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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