The French Presence in Cornwall

The French Presence in Cornwall (HM1YG3)

Location: Cornwall, Ontario K6H 1B6 Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry United Counties
Country: Canada
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N 45° 1.115', W 74° 42.69'

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A vital cultural force in Eastern Ontario, the Franco-Ontarian community in Cornwall was established during the late 1870s when large-scale industrial expansion led to an influx of workers and tradesmen from Québec. By 1881 French-speaking residents comprised the largest single cultural group in the town. Supported by a number of religious and scholastic institutions, including l'église de la Nativité de la Bienheureuse Vierge Marie, the Francophone community grew steadily in the decades that followed. Increasingly it asserted its cultural distinctiveness, paying particular attention to language preservation and French education. Long-standing efforts to protect and advance the community's rights and interests in these spheres culminated in the opening in 1974 of La Citadelle, an all-French secondary school.
HM NumberHM1YG3
Placed ByOntario Heritage Foundation, Ministry of Culture and Communication
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Date Added Friday, May 26th, 2017 at 6:04pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 522730 N 4985055
Decimal Degrees45.01858333, -74.71150000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 45° 1.115', W 74° 42.69'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds45° 1' 6.9" N, 74° 42' 41.4" W
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Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 304-330 Cornwall 2, Cornwall Ontario K6H 1B6, CA
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