Acacia Villa School
1852 – 1920


Cairn

Hortonville
Kings County
Nova Scotia

Located at the intersection of Wharf Road and King Street, in Hortonville

GPS location:   45°06'33"N   64°17'06"W



Acacia Villa School cairn, Hortonville

Photographed on 21 November 2002



Acacia Villa School cairn, Hortonville

Photographed on 21 November 2002



Acacia Villa School plaque, Hortonville

Photographed on 21 November 2002



Hortonville: Wharf Road and King Street

Photographed on 10 November 2002


Thanks to Mr. Garnet Clarke.



Hortonville, Nova Scotia: Map showing location of the Acacia Villa School cairn
Map showing the location of the Acacia Villa School cairn
Hortonville, Kings County, Nova Scotia

Roads are shown as they were in 1956. Except for Highway 101, the
layout of the roads in 2006 has not changed much from that shown here.





Acacia Villa School
page 345, History of King's County
by Arthur W.H. Eaton, 1910

One of the most important educational institutions of the county is "Acacia Villa School", or "Patterson's", for boys, at Grand Pre, whose buildings stand almost in the centre of the old Horton Town Plot, a little above the present railway station. The school was founded in July, 1852, by Joseph R. Hea, D.C.L., who was its principal until July, 1860. At that time it was purchased by Mr. Arthur McNutt Patterson, M.A., who conducted it until 1907, when he was succeeded by his son, Mr. A.H. Patterson, B.A., who for fifteen years had been business manager of the school and during part of that time had been on the teaching staff. Besides the proprietor, there are in the faculty of the school a head master and assistant master, and two or three other teachers. The aim of this excellent school is to fit boys physically, morally, and intellectually, for the responsibilities of life, to give a practical business education to those who desire it, and to prepare students to enter the several maritime provincial colleges.
— Source: page 345, History of King's County
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On the Trail of the Scots Settlers of King's County, Nova Scotia
by Allen B. Robertson, in Celtic Heritage, May-June 2003
...A similar love of learning and teaching was exemplified in Arthur McNutt Patterson
of Acacia Villa School.  Both his grandfather Alexander and great-grandfather
James Patterson were born in Armagh, Ireland.  Arthur Patterson was born 1829 in
Aylesford Township.  He received his early schooling from local clergymen and Irish
born teachers before going on to studies at Mount Allison University in Sackville,
New Brunswick.  He then proceeded to Acacia Villa School in Hortonville, Kings
County.  The latter school had been founded by Joseph Hea [a graduate of
King's College, Fredericton] in 1852.  By 1860 Hea had left Acacia Villa to become
president of the University of New Brunswick.  Arthur Patterson purchased the
school lands and buildings.  Thereafter he became a fixture at the school for the
ensuing forty-seven years.  Here were educated the sons of farmers and master
mariners.  Graduates included businessmen, authors, and politicians. 
One notable graduate of Patterson's Acacia Villa School was Robert Laird Borden,
Prime Minister of Canada, who was born in nearby Grand Pre...
    http://www.celticheritage.ns.ca/genealogy.htm

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On the Trail of the Scots Settlers of King's County
by Allen B. Robertson
Celtic Heritage, May-June 2003

Archived: 2003 August 06
http://web.archive.org/web/20030806084636/http://www.celticheritage.ns.ca/genealogy.htm


This link was accessed and found to be valid on 27 March 2008.







Photographs of War Memorials, Historic Monuments and Plaques in Nova Scotia
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Planters monument Planters monument Horton Landing
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Planters cairn, Town Plot, Starrs Point Planters cairn Town Plot, Starrs Point
    http://ns1763.ca/kingsco/starrspt.html


Monument: 1747 Attack at Grand Pre Monument: 1747 Attack at Grand Pre Grand Pre
    http://ns1763.ca/kingsco/attack1747.html


John Frederick Herbin memorial at Grand Pre J.F. Herbin memorial Grand Pre
    http://ns1763.ca/kingsco/herbin_jf.html


Iron Cross monument Iron Cross monument Horton Landing
    http://ns1763.ca/kingsco/ironcross.html


Wolfville: 1967 Centennial Project 1967 Willow Park plaque Wolfville
    http://ns1763.ca/kingsco/wolfwillow.html


Sir Robert Laird Borden monument Sir Robert Laird Borden monument Grand Pre
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Harold Borden monument Harold Borden monument, 1900 Canning
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Canning: Ebenezer Bigelow shipyard monument Ebenezer Bigelow shipyard monument Canning
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Abraham Gesner monument Abraham Gesner monument Chipman Corner
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Sheffield Mills war memorial Sheffield Mills war memorial Sheffield Mills
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North Mountain airplane crash memorial North Mountain airplane crash memorial Brow of Mountain
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Acadia U. Memorial Gym Acadia U. Memorial Gym Wolfville
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Wolfville war memorial Wolfville war memorial Wolfville
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Canning war memorial Canning war memorial Canning
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Windsor Exhibition founded in 1765 Windsor Exhibition founded in 1765
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Flora MacDonald plaque Flora MacDonald plaque Windsor
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Arthur W.H. Eaton tombstone Arthur W.H. Eaton tombstone Kentville
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Marguerite Woodworth tombstone Marguerite Woodworth tombstone Church Street
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Prescott House, Starrs Point Prescott House Starrs Point
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Wellington Dyke, Starrs Point Wellington Dyke Starrs Point
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Perez Coldwell memorial Perez Coldwell memorial, 1852 "A man from Gaspereau"
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