Planters
1760 – 1763

("Planters" means colonists or settlers)



Photographs of
Monument

Horton Landing
Hortonville
Kings County
Nova Scotia

GPS location:   45°06'48"N   64°16'47"W




Horton Landing: Planters monument

Photographed on 21 May 2003




Horton Landing: Planters monument

Photographed on 21 May 2003



Horton Landing: Planters monument
Cape Blomidon in the background

Photographed on 21 May 2003







Map showing location of the Planters monument
Map showing the location of the Planters monument
Horton Landing, Kings County, Nova Scotia

Roads are shown as they were in 1952. Except for Highway 101, the
layout of the roads in 2002 has not changed much from that shown here.




Map source: Northeast Archaeological Research
http://www.northeastarch.com/minas_environs.html


Horton Landing: the dead tree marks the location of the old wharf
The tree marks the location of an old wharf

Photographed on 21 May 2003



The remains of the old wharf near the Planters Monument

Remains of the old wharf at Horton Landing

Photographed on 21 May 2003, about an hour before high tide

Remains of the old wharf at Horton Landing

Photographed on 21 May 2003, about an hour before high tide






9 June 2005

Meeting at Horton Landing

otographed on 9 June 2005

Left to right:
 1:   John Whidden, Wolfville Historical Society
 2:   John Vaillancourt, Wolfville Historical Society
 3:   Joe Kinsman, Executive Assistant to the Hon. David Morse, MLA
 4:   Beth Keech, Grand Pre Heritage Society
 5:   Theresa Bunbury, Parks Canada
 6:   Bria Stokesbury, Kings County Museum
 7:   David Baldwin, Apple Capital Museum
 8:   Gordon Haliburton, Chair, Kings Heritage Connection
 9:   Roger Hetu, Les Amis de Grand Pre




 

 






Links to Relevant Websites

New England Planters monument
    http://www.multiculturaltrails.ca/level_3/number112.html


New England Migration
Between 1760 and 1774, approximately 8000 Planters from
the colonies of Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island,
and New Hampshire came to Nova Scotia...
    http://ace.acadiau.ca/history/plmigrat.htm


Planters Study Centre Established in Kings County, March 2003
Between 1759 and 1768, some 8000 New England Planters
emigrated to what is now the Maritime provinces of Canada...
    http://www.fnsh.ns.ca/news_mar03_planters.html


East Coast Kin, Maritime History Lesson Part Two
The Global Gazette, 13 June 1998
...Until recent times, history largely overlooked the Planters,
a term coined (or perhaps more accurately, resurrected) by
acclaimed Maritime historian Esther Clark Wright in 1978.
Planter is an Elizabethan English word meaning settler...
    http://globalgazette.net/gazsd/gazsd12.htm


Imprint Of The New England Planters
by Bill Hamilton, the Sackville Tribune-Post, 19 January 2000
...According to a census taken in 1767, well over half
of Nova Scotia's population of some 18,000 was of
New England origin.  This migration, described as
"an overflowing from the exuberant population of
New England" reached a peak on the Tantramar in 1761,
with the arrival of settlers from Rhode Island,
Massachusetts and Connecticut...
    http://www.tantramar.com/trib/2000/01/19/columns.html


The Planter Prime Ministers
by Bill Hamilton, the Sackville Tribune-Post, 21 June 2000
...Of the 21 individuals who have served as Prime Minister of
Canada, there have been but four Maritimers:
    Sir John S. D. Thompson,
    Sir Charles Tupper,
    Sir Robert Borden and
    Rt. Hon. R. B. Bennett.
It is worthy of note that the latter three all shared a common
New England Planter ancestry...
    http://www.tantramar.com/trib/2000/06/21/columns.html


Planter Studies Centre
Acadia University's Planter Studies Centre is a research
institute which focuses scholarly attention on the 8000
New England residents who migrated to Nova Scotia
between 1759 and 1774...
    http://ace.acadiau.ca/history/plstcntr.htm







Photographs of War Memorials, Historic Monuments and Plaques in Nova Scotia
    /remem/plaques.html



Monument: 1747 Attack at Grand Pre Monument: 1747 Attack at Grand Pre Grand Pre
    /kingsco/attack1747.html


Planters cairn, Town Plot, Starrs Point Planters cairn Town Plot, Starrs Point
    /kingsco/starrspt.html


Sir Robert Laird Borden monument Sir Robert Laird Borden monument Grand Pre
    /kingsco/borden_rl.html


Two Early Churches memorial stone Two Early Churches memorial stone Chipman Corner
    /kingsco/chipcnrm.html


Abraham Gesner monument Chipman Corner
    /kingsco/gesnermem.html


Prescott House, Starrs Point Prescott House Starrs Point
    /kingsco/prescottcr.html


Wellington Dyke, Starrs Point Wellington Dyke Starrs Point
    /kingsco/wlngtndyke.html


Canning: Ebenezer Bigelow shipyard monument Ebenezer Bigelow shipyard monument Canning
    /kingsco/bigelowyardm.html


Wolfville: 1967 Centennial Project 1967 Willow Park plaque Wolfville
    /kingsco/wolfwillow.html


Iron Cross monument Iron Cross monument Horton Landing
    /kingsco/ironcross.html


Morden: French Cross monument French Cross monument Morden
    /kingsco/frenchcross.html


Fort Edward blockhouse Fort Edward blockhouse Windsor
    /hantsco/fortedward.html


Fort Edward cannons Fort Edward cannons Windsor
    /hantsco/fortedcann.html


Windsor Exhibition founded in 1765 Windsor Exhibition founded in 1765
    /hantsco/windex.html


Hants County war memorial Hants County war memorial Windsor
    /hantsco/hantsco2wwmem.html


Bloody Creek monument Monument: Bloody Creek 1757 Bloody Creek
    /annapco/bloodycrk.html


Acacia Villa School cairn Acacia Villa School monument Hortonville
    /kingsco/avschool.html


Diligent River: historic monument Diligent River historic monument Diligent River
    /cumberco/diligentriv.html


Wolfville war memorial Wolfville war memorial Wolfville
    /kingsco/wolfmem.html


Fort Point monument Fort Point monument LaHave
    /lunenco/lahavefpm.html


Riverport: John Philip Ritcey monument Ritcey monument Riverport
    /lunenco/ritceymon.html



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First uploaded to the Internet:   2002 November 28
New photographs installed:   2003 December 06
Seven new photographs installed:   2005 June 16
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