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The "Conference Church"

The Conference Church

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted December, 2010

The Conference Church

Photo by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted November, 2010

Plaque Location

The County of Prince Edward
In Picton, on Chapel Street south of Main Street West

Coordinates: N 44 00.314 W 77 08.623


Plaque Text

In 1824, the first Methodist "Canada Conference", which resulted in the separation of the Canadian and U.S. churches, was held in a recently completed frame chapel that originally stood on this site. Built by a congregation that had been established in 1793 by Darius Dunham, an itinerant preacher from the U.S. and led by a local settler, Andrew Johnson, it was also the site for a meeting in 1831 that settled the location of a Methodist "Seminary of Learning" at Cobourg. Named the "Upper Canada Academy", this institution later developed into the present Victoria University. The present church erected in 1898, is the third to stand on this site.

Related Ontario plaque
Victoria College


Other Plaques in Picton
Letitia Youmans 1827-1896
District Court-House and Gaol 1832
The Reverend William Macaulay 1794-1874
Founding of Hallowell
Prince Edward County Fairgrounds
John A. Macdonald in Hallowell

Prince Edward County Plaques

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