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Knox Sixteen Cemetery Tour


History & heritage Tour
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Knox Presbyterian Church Sixteen

1150 Dundas Street West

Oakville, ON



Offered in English.


Located next to Knox Presbyterian Church Sixteen, the cemetery contains the grave markers of some of the earliest settlers to the area. Visitors will visit the graves of some of the early inhabitants of Proudfoot’s Hollow including Sarah McKay (1874-1880); Mary Proudfoot (1801-1846); and, Mary Triller (1804-1884).

The tour will also provide an overview of the range of grave makers that have been used over time, from standard upright headstones to subtle flat headstones to more elaborate and grandiose obelisk markers. The size, material and design of the grave markers reflect the era in which they were produced and the relative wealth and personal preferences of the people for whom they were made.



Halton Heritage Services, Conservation Halton, Knox Presbyterian Church Sixteen, Town of Oakville

The group organizing the event is made up of a variety of groups including: The Town of Oakville, Oakville Museum, Halton Heritage Services, Conservation Halton, Knox Presbyterian Church Sixteen and Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation.


Rev. Patrick Gushue

This event is part of a hub:

The Crossing: Community Heritage Day

Halton Heritage Services, Knox Sixteen, Town of Oakville, Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. Oakville, ON

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