Fort Lawrence
1750 – 1756

Interpretative panel


The site of Fort Lawrence is in what is now Nova Scotia
but this interpretative panel is in what is now New Brunswick.
Before 1784, this area — now known as Westmorland County,
New Brunswick — was part of Sunbury County in Nova Scotia.
Historic events that occurred here in the 1750s, 1760s, and 1770s
took place in what was then Nova Scotia.  Plaques and monuments
commemorating events that happened here before 1784 are included
in this collection of Nova Scotia historic markers.  These include the
capture of Fort Beausejour in 1755, and the Eddy Rebellion of 1776.


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.



Interpretative panel located at
Fort Cumberland
a.k.a. Fort Beausejour
Westmorland County, New Brunswick
(formerly Sunbury County, Nova Scotia)

This interpretative panel is located about 20m north from
the Fort Beausejour Museum in Aulac, New Brunswick.

GPS location:   45°51'49"N   64°17'33"W
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Fort Lawrence interpretative panel

Photographed on 24 June 2005



"The two forts faced each other across the Missaguash River"
which was then the boundary between French and British territory
(and is now the boundary between New Brunswick and Nova Scotia).
Fort Lawrence interpretative panel

Photographed on 8 August 2005



Fort Lawrence interpretative panel

Photographed on 8 August 2005



Fort Lawrence interpretative panel

Photographed on 8 August 2005



Photographed on 24 June 2005

Fort Lawrence interpretative panel
This is the view in front of you as you stand before this interpretative panel.
The site of Fort Lawrence is in what is now Nova Scotia but this interpretative panel
is in what is now New Brunswick – within sight of the site of Fort Lawrence.

In this view, the site of Fort Lawrence (Nova Scotia) appears in the distance,
while the near territory at the bottom of the picture is in New Brunswick.
The Missaguash River is the boundary between the two provinces.

Looking southeastward toward Fort Lawrence,
as depitcted on the panel (above) and as captured by my camera (below).
Fort Lawrence interpretative panel

Photographed on 8 August 2005



Fort Lawrence interpretative panel

Photographed on 8 August 2005



Fort Lawrence interpretative panel

Photographed on 8 August 2005






Links to Relevant Websites

Fort Lawrence

Fort Lawrence historic plaque Historic Sites and Monuments Board
    http://ns1763.ca/cumberco/fortlawrence-p.html


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


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



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


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


Fort Lawrence historical plaque Fort Lawrence historical plaque, 1750 Fort Lawrence
    http://ns1763.ca/cumberco/fortlawrence-p.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


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


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


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


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


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


Diligent River: historic monument Diligent River historic monument Diligent River
    http://ns1763.ca/cumberco/diligentriv.html


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


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


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


Go To:   Nova Scotia History, Chapter One
    http://newscotland1398.ca/hist/nshistory01.html

Go To:   Nova Scotia Historical Biographies
    http://newscotland1398.ca/hist/nshistory00.html#ns-historical-biog

Go To:   Proclamations: Land Grants in Nova Scotia 1757, '58, '59
    http://planter2010.ca/proc/proclamations-ndx.html

Go To:   Statutes of Nova Scotia, 1805, edited by Richard John Uniacke
    http://ns1763.ca/law/ns-statutes1805-titlepg.html

Go To:   Nova Scotia Quotations
    http://ns1758.ca/quote/quotes.html

Go To:   History of Railway Companies in Nova Scotia
    http://ns1758.ca/rail/railways.html

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    http://ns1758.ca/electric/electric.html

Go To:   History of Automobiles in Nova Scotia
    http://ns1758.ca/auto/automobiles.html

Go To:   History of Telegraph and Telephone Companies in Nova Scotia
    http://ns1758.ca/tele/telephone.html

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First uploaded to the WWW:   2005 August 07
Better photographs installed:   2005 August 11
Added Google Map link:   2007 December 29
Latest update:   2009 December 30