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The Reverend John Strachan in Cornwall

The Reverend John Strachan in Cornwall

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted June, 2005

The Reverend John Strachan in Cornwall

Photo from Google Street View ©2011 Google - Posted January, 2011

The Reverend John Strachan in Cornwall

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Plaque Location

The United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry
The City of Cornwall
In front of a church on the north side of 2nd Street
between York Street and Augustus Street

Coordinates: N 45 01.049 W 74 43.928


Plaque Text

This pioneer clergyman, legislator and teacher was born in 1778 in Aberdeen, Scotland, and in 1799 came to Kingston as a tutor. In 1803, after entering the Church of England, he was ordained and appointed missionary at Cornwall. Here, in 1804-05, he built its first Anglican church. Shortly afterwards he opened a boys' school which became renowned for its high academic standards and eminent graduates. In 1812 he became Rector of York (Toronto), and subsequently a member of the province's executive and legislative councils. Appointed Upper Canada's first Anglican bishop in 1839, he died in 1867 and this church, commenced in 1869, is dedicated to his memory.

Related Ontario plaque
Right Reverend John Strachan 1778-1867

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The Bishop's Palace 1818
King's College
Trinity College



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