New England Planters 1760:
Photographs of
Historical Monuments and Plaques
in Nova Scotia

2010 Celebration     250th Anniversary

Cornwallis Township

Horton Township

Falmouth Township

Newport Township



In 2010 we celebrated the 250th Anniversary of the arrival of the New England Planters in Hants and Kings Counties.  Under proclamations issued in 1758 and 1759 Governor Lawrence offered free land and attractive terms (including an elected assembly and freedom of religion) to Protestants willing to move to Nova Scotia.  In 1760 the first of the New England Planters settled the townships of Newport, Falmouth, Cornwallis and Horton.  Many Planter descendants still live in the area, some on the original land grants.



Planters monumentHorton Landing Planters monument
    http://ns1763.ca/kingsco/plantermon.html


Arthur W.H. Eaton tombstoneKentville Arthur W.H. Eaton tombstone
    http://ns1763.ca/kingsco/eatonawh.html


Sir Robert Laird Borden monumentGrand Pre Sir Robert Laird Borden monument
    http://ns1763.ca/kingsco/borden_rl.html


Sir Frederick Borden tombstoneHillaton Sir Frederick Borden tombstone
    http://ns1763.ca/kingsco/bordenfw.html


T.C. Haliburton historic plaque Windsor T.C. Haliburton plaque
    http://ns1763.ca/hantsco/halibrtn.html


Fort Edward blockhouse Windsor Fort Edward blockhouse
    http://ns1763.ca/hantsco/fortedward.html


Abraham Gesner monumentChipman Corner Abraham Gesner monument
    http://ns1763.ca/kingsco/gesnermem.html


Two Early Churches memorial stoneChipman Corner Two Early Churches memorial stone
    http://ns1763.ca/kingsco/chipcnrm.html


Canning: Ebenezer Bigelow shipyard monumentCanning Ebenezer Bigelow shipyard monument
    http://ns1763.ca/kingsco/bigelowyardm.html


Acacia Villa School cairnHortonville Acacia Villa School cairn
    http://ns1763.ca/kingsco/avschool.html


Plaque: Bishop-Beckwith Marsh Body 1760-1995Port Williams Plaque: Bishop-Beckwith Marsh Body 1760-1995
    http://ns1763.ca/kingsco/bishbeck.html


Planters cairnStarrs Point Planters cairn Town Plot
    http://ns1763.ca/kingsco/starrspt.html


Prescott House, Starrs PointStarrs Point Prescott House
    http://ns1763.ca/kingsco/prescottcr.html


Wellington Dyke, Starrs PointStarrs Point Wellington Dyke
    http://ns1763.ca/kingsco/wellington.html


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



Planter 2010 Celebration in Nova Scotia

Description of the migration in the 1760s of hundreds of people from New England to Nova Scotia – The New England Planters by Peter Landry.  On 12 October 1758, Governor Lawrence, with the advice of his Council, prepared a Proclamation, which was published in the Boston Gazette.  It informed the people of New England that since the enemy which had formerly disturbed and harassed the province was no longer able to do so, the time had come to people and cultivate, not only the lands made vacant by the removal of the Acadians, but other parts of "this valuable province" as well.  Though it was anticipated that the settlers from New England would start coming in during 1759, they did not, as it took time to make arrangements.  It was in the following year, 1760, that the first of the settlers started to arrive...

Description of the forming of Nova Scotia Townships by Peter Landry.  In 1759, Governor Lawrence and his Council projected fourteen townships in what is now Nova Scotia: Tinmouth (New Dublin), Liverpool, Barrington, Yarmouth, Annapolis, Granville, Horton, Cornwallis, Falmouth, Onslow, Truro, Cumberland, Amherst, and Sackville...

The Role of the Land in Settling Horton Township, Nova Scotia, 1766-1830 (PDF) by Debra McNabb

The Coming of the New England Planters to the Annapolis Valley (PDF) by R.S. Longley, Department of History, Acadia University, 1929-64 (Read before the Nova Scotia Historical Society, April I960)

Private Lives from Public Artifacts: The Architectural Heritage of Kings County Planters (PDF) by Heather Davidson

New England Planters at the Public Archives of Nova Scotia (PDF) by Barry Cahill

The New England Planters in the Maritimes: The Next Generation The Planter Studies Centre of Acadia University invites proposals for its fifth conference on the New England Planters. This conference will be held at Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada on 17-20 June 2010, marking the 250th anniversary of the arrival of the Planters...



St. Antoine, 1682: historic signs St. Antoine, 1682 New Minas
    http://ns1763.ca/kingsco/newminas-antoine.html


Hants Acadian Heritage marker #01 Hants Acadian Heritage #1 Halfway River, Mount Denson
    http://ns1763.ca/hantsco/hantsacad-n01.html


Hants Acadian Heritage marker #02 Hants Acadian Heritage #2 Falmouth
    http://ns1763.ca/hantsco/hantsacad-n02.html


Hants Acadian Heritage marker #03 Hants Acadian Heritage #3 Falmouth
    http://ns1763.ca/hantsco/hantsacad-n03.html


Hants Acadian Heritage marker #04 Hants Acadian Heritage #4 Upper Falmouth
    http://ns1763.ca/hantsco/hantsacad-n04.html


Hants Acadian Heritage marker #05 Hants Acadian Heritage #5 Castle Frederick
    http://ns1763.ca/hantsco/hantsacad-n05.html


Hants Acadian Heritage marker #07 Hants Acadian Heritage #7 Windsor Forks
    http://ns1763.ca/hantsco/hantsacad-n07.html


Hants Acadian Heritage marker #08 Hants Acadian Heritage #8 Lebreau Creek
    http://ns1763.ca/hantsco/hantsacad-n08.html


Hants Acadian Heritage marker #11 Hants Acadian Heritage #11 St. Croix
    http://ns1763.ca/hantsco/hantsacad-n11.html


Hants Acadian Heritage marker #12 Hants Acadian Heritage #12 Wentworth Road, Windsor
    http://ns1763.ca/hantsco/hantsacad-n12.html


Hants Acadian Heritage marker #13 Hants Acadian Heritage #13 Old Cemetery Road, Sweets Corner
    http://ns1763.ca/hantsco/hantsacad-n13.html


Hants Acadian Heritage marker #14 Hants Acadian Heritage #14 Mantua
    http://ns1763.ca/hantsco/hantsacad-n14.html


Hants Acadian Heritage marker #15 Hants Acadian Heritage #15 Poplar Grove
    http://ns1763.ca/hantsco/hantsacad-n15.html


Hants Acadian Heritage marker #16 Hants Acadian Heritage #16 Avondale
    http://ns1763.ca/hantsco/hantsacad-n16.html


Hants Acadian Heritage marker #18 Hants Acadian Heritage #18 Cogmagun
    http://ns1763.ca/hantsco/hantsacad-n18.html


Hants Acadian Heritage marker #20 Hants Acadian Heritage #20 Cheverie
    http://ns1763.ca/hantsco/hantsacad-n20.html


Hants Acadian Heritage marker #21 Hants Acadian Heritage #21 Walton
    http://ns1763.ca/hantsco/hantsacad-n21.html


Hants Acadian Heritage marker #22 Hants Acadian Heritage #22 Tennecape
    http://ns1763.ca/hantsco/hantsacad-n22.html


Hants Acadian Heritage marker #23 Hants Acadian Heritage #23 Noel
    http://ns1763.ca/hantsco/hantsacad-n23.html


Hants Acadian Heritage marker #24 Hants Acadian Heritage #24 Maitland
    http://ns1763.ca/hantsco/hantsacad-n24.html


Hants Acadian Heritage marker #25 Hants Acadian Heritage #25 Snide's Lake, Shubenacadie
    http://ns1763.ca/hantsco/hantsacad-n25.html






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