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"FOUNDERS OF CAMPBELLFORD" - Campbellford, ON
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jiggs11
N 44° 18.571 W 077° 47.995
18T E 276687 N 4910064
Quick Description: Marker denoting the history of the founding of Campbellford, ON.
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 1/26/2015 6:34:25 PM
Waymark Code: WMN9QW
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member monkeys4ever
Views: 1

Long Description:
Marker denoting the history of the founders and founding of Campbellford.

Text reads:

In 1831 two Scottish-born brothers Lieut-Col Robert
Campbell and Maj David Campbell, were granted 2200
acres of land in Seymour Township, which had been
surveyed in 1819. Robert, who had achieved an out-
standing record in the Napoleonic Wars, died here in
1836, while David served as Crown Land Agent for the
township 1832 - 1839. Here at "Campbell's Ford" there
arose a settlement which, about 1853, was named
Campbellford. David Campbell, by then living in Cobourg,
formed a syndicate in 1856 with Nesbitt Kirchhoffer and
James Cockburn to develop Campbellford, which was incorporated
as a village in 1876, Campbell died at "sidbrook" which was his Cobourg estate, in 1881.
Address or location of plaque: Queen Street (CR 50) north of Main Street Bridge, Campbellford, ON

Physical location of plaque: Town

"Ontario Plaques" Website for this "Plaque": [Web Link]

Description of any physical remains at site of "Historical Plaque": Marker is located along Trent River just south of church and northor of the Campbellford Cenotaph.

This 'Plaque' describes: A 'Person'

Condition of sign: Good

Is this a bilingual sign?: No !

A web-site for more details.: Not listed

What is the second/third language?: Not listed

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