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The Norwich Quaker Settlement

The Norwich Quaker Settlement

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted August, 2004

The Norwich Quaker Settlement

Photo from Google Street View ©2015 Google - Posted February, 2015

Plaque Location

The County of Oxford
The Township of Norwich
At a pioneer cemetery on Quaker Street
2 km north of the Village of Norwich
via Stover Street North (Road 59) and
Quaker Street heading west

Coordinates: N 43 00.088 W 80 36.400


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Plaque Text

In 1809 Peter Lossing, a member of the Society of Friends from Dutchess County, N.Y. visited Norwich Township, and in June, 1810, with his brother-in-law, Peter De Long, purchased 6070 ha of land in this area. That fall Lossing brought his family to Upper Canada and early in 1811 settled on this lot. The De Long family and nine others, principally from Dutchess County, joined Lossing the same year and by 1820 an additional group of about fifty had settled within the tract. Many were Quakers and a frame meeting house, planned in 1812, was erected here in 1817. These resourceful pioneers founded one of the most successful Quaker communities in Upper Canada.

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The Quakers of Adolphustown
Meeting House of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)
Uxbridge Quaker Meeting House 1820
The Quaker Settlement at Sparta
Whitchurch Quaker Settlement


Norwich Plaques

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