The Seigneury of L'Orignal

The Seigneury of L'Orignal (HM1YNK)

Location: L'Orignal, Ontario K0B 1K0 Prescott and Russell United Counties
Country: Canada
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N 45° 37.412', W 74° 41.016'

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This area, the present township of Longueuil, was granted in 1674 to François Prévost, Town Major of Québec, and was the first seigneury in what is now Ontario. Known originally as the seigneury of "Pointe à L'Orignac", it was not developed until the Hon. Joseph Le Moyne de Longueuil, seigneur since 1778, granted portions to settlers during 1784-90. Nathaniel Hazard Treadwell purchased the seigneury in 1796, built mills and roads and expanded settlement. A United States citizen, Treadwell left Canada during the War of 1812 and forfeited his lands, but later regained these and sold the seigneury to his son Charles in 1824. By 1873 most of the seigneurial lands had passed out of the family.
Placed ByArchaeological and Historic Sites Board of Ontario
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Date Added Wednesday, May 31st, 2017 at 9:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 524665 N 5052269
Decimal Degrees45.62353333, -74.68360000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 45° 37.412', W 74° 41.016'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds45° 37' 24.72" N, 74° 41' 0.96" W
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Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 772-806 Prescott and Russell County Rd 24, L'Orignal Ontario K0B 1K0, CA
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