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St. Andrew's Church 1832

St. Andrew's Church 1832

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted July, 2005

St. Andrew's Church 1832

Photo from Google Street View ©2010 Google - Posted September, 2010

Plaque Location

The United Counties of Prescott and Russell
The Township of Champlain
In L'Orignal, in front of a church
on the north side of King Street across from Court Street [Note: a visitor to my site reports that the plaque is missing.]

Coordinates: N 45 37.229 W 74 41.486


Plaque Text

The Presbyterian congregation at L'Orignal was organized about 1822 by the Rev. John McLaurin, who visited L'Orignal as minister of the Church of Scotland for the Lochiel pastorate. In 1823 McLaurin became the teacher at the Ottawa District School in L'Orignal and conducted worship in the school or court house. He assumed official charge of the L'Orignal and Hawkesbury congregations in 1832. The present church was begun that year under his direction but for lack of funds was not finished until about 1836. The site for the church and manse was the gift of Charles Platt Treadwell, Seigneur of Pointe a L'Orignal. In 1825 the congregation of St. Andrew's joined The United Church of Canada.


Other Plaques in L'Orignal
District Court-House and Gaol 1825
The Founding of L'Orignal
The Seigneury of L'Orignal

Champlain Plaques

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