Fort Lawrence

1750 – 1756

From 1759 to 1784, Nova Scotia and Massachusetts shared a common boundary.
Nova Scotia's western boundary was the eastern boundary of Massachusetts.

In 1784, the Nova Scotia side of this boundary became New Brunswick.
In 1820, the Massachusetts side of this boundary became Maine.


On 22 May 1755 a fleet of three warships and thirty-three transports
carrying 2100 soldiers sailed from Boston, Massachusetts, landing at
Fort Lawrence on 3 June 1755.  The following day the British forces
attacked Fort Beausejour and on 16 June 1755 the French forces
evacuated to Fort Gaspereaux, arriving on 24 June 1755 and onward
to Fortress Louisbourg where they were re-garrisoned on 6 July 1755.
This battle proved to be one of the key victories in the Seven Years War
which saw Britain gain control of all of New France and Acadia.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isthmus_of_Chignecto




Photographs of
Plaque

Fort Lawrence
Cumberland County
Nova Scotia

Located at 1225 Fort Lawrence Road


GPS location:   45°50'51"N   64°15'40"W
Google map




Fort Lawrence historic plaque

Photographed on 8 August 2005



Fort Lawrence historic plaque

Photographed on 8 August 2005



Fort Lawrence historic plaque

Photographed on 8 August 2005


Fort Lawrence historic plaque
Plaque date: 1923

Photographed on 24 June 2005



Plaque before refinishing (below), and after (above).
Fort Lawrence historic plaque

Photographed on 30 July 2003


Also see:   Fort Lawrence 1750-1756, interpretative panel Fort Cumberland

Also see:   Fort Beausejour plaques, 1755 Aulac

Also see:   Fort Gaspareaux cairn and plaque, 1751 Port Elgin




Links to Relevant Websites
Fort Lawrence

Charles Lawrence
    http://planter2010.ca/bio/bio-35574-lawrence1709.html


Fort Lawrence  Wikipedia
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Lawrence


Fort Lawrence  Quebec History Encyclopedia
    http://faculty.marianopolis.edu/c.belanger/QuebecHistory/encyclopedia/FortLawrence.htm


Fort Beaubassin  Quebec History Encyclopedia
Fort Lawrence was built on or near the site of Fort Beaubassin...
    http://faculty.marianopolis.edu/c.belanger/QuebecHistory/encyclopedia/FortBeaubassin.htm


Beyond The Isthmus: Disputed Territory by Peter Landry
...In September 1750 the English were successful at installing
themselves at the isthmus, and built for themselves a fort,
just opposite Fort Beausejour, to the south of Missaguash River.
Fort Lawrence, named after its builder, thus came into being...
    http://www.blupete.com/Hist/NovaScotiaBk1/Part6/Ch02.htm


Fort Lawrence in 1755  Mount Allison University Archives
    http://www.mta.ca/marshland/topic4_acadians/hamilton_4b_31.htm


Seven Years War

Timeline of the Seven Years War 1754-1763
The period 2004-2013 is the 250th anniversary of the
Seven Years War, a.k.a. the French and Indian War.
Includes important events in Nova Scotia.
http://ns1763.ca/remem/7yw-timeline-w.html





Photographs of War Memorials, Historic Monuments and Plaques in Nova Scotia
    http://ns1763.ca/remem/plaques.html



Cumberland County war memorial Cumberland County war memorial Amherst
    http://ns1763.ca/cumberco/cumberlandwar.html


North Nova Scotia Highlanders memorial mural North Nova Scotia Highlanders memorial mural Amherst
    http://ns1763.ca/cumberco/amhermural.html


E.B. Chandler plaque E.B. Chandler plaque Amherst
    http://ns1763.ca/cumberco/chandlerm.html


R.B. Dickey plaque R.B. Dickey plaque Amherst
    http://ns1763.ca/cumberco/dickeyrbm.html


J. McCully plaque J. McCully plaque Amherst
    http://ns1763.ca/cumberco/mccullyjm.html


Sir C. Tupper plaque Sir C. Tupper plaque Amherst
    http://ns1763.ca/cumberco/tuppercm.html


Fort Lawrence interpretative panel Fort Lawrence 1750-1756, interpretative panel Fort Cumberland
    http://ns1763.ca/sunco/fortlawrence-panel.html


Fort Beausejour plaques Fort Beausejour plaques, 1755 Aulac
    http://ns1763.ca/sunco/fortbeausejour.html


Thomas Dixson, November 1776, plaque Thomas Dixson, November 1776, plaque Fort Cumberland
    http://ns1763.ca/sunco/dixson.html


Frosty Hollow historic plaque, 1751 Frosty Hollow historic plaque Frosty Hollow
    http://ns1763.ca/sunco/frostyhollow.html


Fort Gaspareaux plaque, 1751 Fort Gaspareaux cairn and plaque, 1751 Port Elgin
    http://ns1763.ca/sunco/fortgaspareaux.html


Maccan war memorial Maccan war memorial Maccan
    http://ns1763.ca/cumberco/maccanmem.html


Oxford war memorial Oxford war memorial Oxford
    http://ns1763.ca/cumberco/oxfordwarmem.html


Tatamagouche Naval Encounter monument, 1747 Tatamagouche Naval Encounter monument, 1745 Tatamagouche
    http://ns1763.ca/colchco/tatamnaval.html


A.P. Seaman plaque and tombstone A.P. Seaman plaque and tombstone Minudie
    http://ns1763.ca/cumberco/seamanmon.html


Amos Seaman's two churches Amos Seaman's two churches Minudie
    http://ns1763.ca/cumberco/minudie2c.html


Joggins war memorial Joggins war memorial Joggins
    http://ns1763.ca/cumberco/joggwarmem.html


Springhill: war memorial Springhill war memorial Springhill
    http://ns1763.ca/cumberco/sprhillwarm.html


Westchester Station war memorial Westchester Station war memorial Westchester Station
    http://ns1763.ca/cumberco/westchester.html


First Air Mail plaque First Air Mail plaque Parrsboro
    http://ns1763.ca/cumberco/parrairm.html


Yorkshire Settlers plaque Yorkshire Settlers plaque River Philip
    http://ns1763.ca/cumberco/yorkshirem.html


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First uploaded to the WWW:   2005 August 22
Added Google Map link:   2007 December 11
Latest update:   2012 June 28