FIRST COMMUNE IN CANADA
Posted by: Hard Oiler
N 43° 01.902 W 082° 15.785
17T E 397100 N 4765109
Quick Description: This plaque, located in Brights Grove, marks the location of the first commune in Canada established in the 1820’s by a group of Scottish emigrants and called Maxwell
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 4/12/2006 7:15:40 PM
Waymark Code: WMABA
After the collapse of the Orbiston Community (also called Babylon) near Glasgow, Scotland a retired naval officer Henry Jones, gathered a party of 50 Scottish emigrants and sailed for Ontario. Here they established a new Owenite community, named after the social reformer Robert Owen.
Known as Maxwell and organized in the Owenite utopian style of common ownership and collective living it eventually succumbed to the same fate as many such similar communities.
Address or location of plaque: NA
Physical location of plaque: Other location
"Ontario Plaques" Website for this "Plaque": [Web Link]
Description of any physical remains at site of "Historical Plaque": None
This 'Plaque' describes: A 'Location'
Condition of sign: Good
A web-site for more details.: Not listed
Is this a bilingual sign?: Not listed
What is the second/third language?: Not listed
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