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The Talbot Settlement

Talbot Settlement

Photos by Alan L Brown - Posted June, 2009

Talbot Settlement

Photo from Google Street View ©2011 Google - Posted February, 2011

Plaque Location

The County of Elgin
The Municipality of Dutton Dunwich
On a pull-off on the south side of Fingal Line (Road 16)
3.3 km west of Iona Road (Road 14)
(Note: This plaque has been reported as stolen).

Coordinates: N 42 38.403 W 81 21.969


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Plaque Text

The settlement begun in May 1803 by Thomas Talbot was despite the controversial practices of its founder one of the most successful in Upper Canada. Major roads were constructed throughout the settlement and by a system of close and personal control Talbot managed effectively to keep out land speculators and secure hard-working settlers. His extensive powers eventually brought him into conflict with the Executive Council which in 1837 transferred control of settlement in the vast territory between Norfolk county and Amherstburg to the Crown Lands Commissioner.

Related Ontario plaques
Colonel The Honourable Thomas Talbot 1771-1853
The Talbot Road



Dutton Dunwich Plaques

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> Posted December 15, 2018
It seems this marker has been stolen, as of July 2018. This news article says it may be some time before it's replaced. Curiously, the text it quotes does not match the one given here, but the location on a cairn on Fingal Line suggests it's the same one. Perhaps the news story used an older plaque text. https://bit.ly/2A1oqlE

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