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"Charlottetown, the capital of Prince Edward Island, and of Queens co, is on the Hillsborough River, near the southern coast. Lat. 46° 15' N.; lon. 63° 7' W. It is well built, and contains the government buildings, post office, court-house, market, public hall, athenaeum, ex change, drill-shed, Prince of Wales, St. Dunstan's and Methodist colleges, normal school, convent, lunatic asylum, jail, and 9 churches. A semi-weekly and 5 weekly newspapers are here published. The town also contains 3 banks, savings-bank, a woollen-factory, iron-foundry, ship building yards, &c. The streets, which are lighted with gas, are wide and well laid out. It is on a railway which connects it with the principal towns and villages on the island. It is a Catholic bishop's see. Pop. (1891) 11,374."

Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ...
Joseph Thomas
January 1, 1895
J.B. Lippincott

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  • Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada / Port La-Joie, Isle-St-Jean, Acadia
    Map of Acadia - www.acadian-cajun.com/ acadmap.htm
  • 1719 - Port La Joie established
    Three hundred settlers from France, sponsored by the commercial company of the Count de St-Pierre, established the first colony on the island, Port...Read MORE...


  • 1758 - Deportation
    The Deportation of Acadians from Ile St-Jean (Prince Edward Island) took place. These Acadians were deported to France. It is however interesting to ...Read MORE...


  • 1768 - October 25 - Port La Joie, the major town in Prince Edward Island, founded by the French, is renamed Charlottetown in honour of Queen Charlotte, wife of George III. Charlottetown, PEI

    canadachannel.ca/ todayincanadianhistory/ index.php/ October_25

  • 1816 - Cathedral Basilica of St. Dunstan established at Charlottetown

    www.gcatholic.org

  • 1873 - June 22 - Prince Edward Island Assembly agrees to petition Britain to allow the province to join Confederation; date later set as July 1, 1873. - Charlottetown, PEI

    canadachannel.ca/ todayincanadianhistory/ index.php/ June_22

  • 1873
    CHARLOTTETOWN, the capital of Prince Edward Island, and of Queens co., is well situated on the Hillsborough River, near the southern coast. Lat. 46°...Read MORE...


  • Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada / Port La-Joie, Isle-St-Jean, Acadia
    A pretty view, Victoria Park, Charlottetown, P. E. Island.
  • Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada / Port La-Joie, Isle-St-Jean, Acadia
    Miltons Old Spain, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.
  • Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada / Port La-Joie, Isle-St-Jean, Acadia
    St. Dunstan's Basilica. Charlottetown. P. E. Island. Canada
  • News 1912 - Falling Window Hangs Boy.
    Charlottestown, P. E. I. - Harry Arbing, and 11 year old boy, was killed here by a strange accident.

    He went to his school to light the fire, and, ...Read MORE...


  • 1916
    Charlotte town, a city, port of entry, and the capital of Prince Edward Island and of Queens co., is on the Hills borough River, near the southern...Read MORE...


  • 1929 - Church of the Holy Redeemer established in Charlottetown

    www.gcatholic.org

  • Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada / Port La-Joie, Isle-St-Jean, Acadia
    Cathedral Basilica of St. Dunstan
    45 Great George St., Charlottetown, PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND
    Source: Google maps
  • News 1931 - FIRE AT HOSPITAL FOR INSANE KILLS THREE, 300 PATIENTS DRIVEN INTO COLD OF NIGHT.
    Charlottetown, P.E.I., Dec. 15 - With two known dead and three missing persons believed also to have lost their lives in the flames, the Falconwood...Read MORE...




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Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada / Port La-Joie, Isle-St-Jean, Acadia
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Map of Acadia - www.acadian-cajun.com/ acadmap.htm

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada / Port La-Joie, Isle-St-Jean, Acadia
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A pretty view, Victoria Park, Charlottetown, P. E. Island.

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada / Port La-Joie, Isle-St-Jean, Acadia
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Miltons Old Spain, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.


Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada / Port La-Joie, Isle-St-Jean, Acadia
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St. Dunstan's Basilica. Charlottetown. P. E. Island. Canada

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada / Port La-Joie, Isle-St-Jean, Acadia
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Cathedral Basilica of St. Dunstan
45 Great George St., Charlottetown, PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND
Source: Google maps
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  • 1719 - Port La Joie established
    Three hundred settlers from France, sponsored by the commercial company of the Count de St-Pierre, established the first colony on the island, Port... Read MORE...

  • 1758 - Deportation
    The Deportation of Acadians from Ile St-Jean (Prince Edward Island) took place. These Acadians were deported to France. It is however interesting to ... Read MORE...

  • 1768 - October 25 - Port La Joie, the major town in Prince Edward Island, founded by the French, is renamed Charlottetown in honour of Queen Charlotte, wife of George III. Charlottetown, PEI
    canadachannel.ca/ todayincanadianhistory/ index.php/ October_25
  • 1816 - Cathedral Basilica of St. Dunstan established at Charlottetown
    www.gcatholic.org
  • 1873
    CHARLOTTETOWN, the capital of Prince Edward Island, and of Queens co., is well situated on the Hillsborough River, near the southern coast. Lat. 46°... Read MORE...

  • 1873 - June 22 - Prince Edward Island Assembly agrees to petition Britain to allow the province to join Confederation; date later set as July 1, 1873. - Charlottetown, PEI
    canadachannel.ca/ todayincanadianhistory/ index.php/ June_22
  • News  1912 - Falling Window Hangs Boy.
    Charlottestown, P. E. I. - Harry Arbing, and 11 year old boy, was killed here by a strange accident.

    He went to his school to light the fire, and, ... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Charlotte town, a city, port of entry, and the capital of Prince Edward Island and of Queens co., is on the Hills borough River, near the southern... Read MORE...

  • 1929 - Church of the Holy Redeemer established in Charlottetown
    www.gcatholic.org
  • News  1931 - FIRE AT HOSPITAL FOR INSANE KILLS THREE, 300 PATIENTS DRIVEN INTO COLD OF NIGHT.
    Charlottetown, P.E.I., Dec. 15 - With two known dead and three missing persons believed also to have lost their lives in the flames, the Falconwood... Read MORE...

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