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Old Hay Bay Church

Old Hay Bay Church

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted May, 2009

Hay Bay Church 1792

Photo Source - Wikimedia Commons

Plaque Location

The County of Lennox & Addington
The Town of Greater Napanee
On the north side of South Shore Road (Road 8)
at street number 2365, 5 km north of Road 33

Coordinates: N 44 06.142 W 77 01.179


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Plaque Text

This simple church, built in 1792 by United Empire Loyalists, recalls the early days of Upper Canadian settlement. The Methodists' evangelical zeal was expressed not only in religious practice but also in their contributions to Upper Canada's early social and political development. Stationed on the earliest Methodist itinerant circuit, this site was the location of the first camp meeting in Upper Canada in 1805. The church was enlarged in 1835, and remains the oldest surviving Methodist building in Canada.

Another plaque at this location
Hay Bay Church 1792

Related Ontario plaques
United Empire Loyalists
The Loyalist Landing Place 1784
Bay of Quinte Loyalist Settlement
Loyalist Landing at Cataracoui
Loyalist Memorial Church

Related Toronto plaque
Loyalists In Upper Canada



Greater Napanee Plaques

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