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Bay of Quinte Loyalist Settlement

Bay of Quinte Loyalist Settlement

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted December, 2010

Bay of Quinte Loyalist Settlement

Photo by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted November, 2010

Plaque Location

The County of Lennox & Addington
The Town of Greater Napanee
At the dock at the eastern terminus of the
Glenora Ferry on Highway 33

Coordinates: N 44 02.884 W 77 03.036


Plaque Text

This region was among the first in present day Ontario to receive loyalist settlers following the American Revolution. Surveying began in 1783, and by the following year five townships had been laid out between the Cataraqui River and the east end of the Isle of Quinte (Kingstown, Ernestown, Fredericksburgh, Adolphustown, and Marysburgh). Loyalist refugees and discharged soldiers arrived to take up land grants in these five Cataraqui townships in 1784. That same year, Iroquois loyalists settled lands granted to them on the north shore of this bay. These and other loyalist settlements west of the Ottawa River prompted the British government to establish the province of Upper Canada in 1791.

Related Ontario plaques
United Empire Loyalists
Hay Bay Church 1792
The Loyalist Landing Place 1784
Loyalist Landing at Cataracoui
Loyalist Memorial Church

Related Toronto plaque
Loyalists In Upper Canada


Greater Napanee Plaques

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