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Title: Dixie Union Cemetery
Identifier: SK0141
Date of Original Photo: August 1999
Date Built: ca 1810
Image Type: Col Photo, 15x10 cm
Subject: Cemeteries - Ontario - Mississauga
Donor: Marigje Cooper
Location: 707 Dundas Street East, Lot 10, Conc 1 NDS

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Description: Located at the northeast corner of Dundas Street and Cawthra Road, behind the old Stone Church at 707 Dundas Street East. Conc 1 NDS Lot 10. Entrance is from Dundas Street into the St. Johnís cemetery parking lot. According to William Perkins Bull this is said to be Peel Countyís first formal burying ground, dating from 1810. It was laid out to meet the needs of the early settlers who lived at Dixie and surrounding areas, such as Cooksville and Burnhamthorpe. In the 1860s the cemetery was divided. The original pioneer section stood beside and directly to the north behind the old Stone Church. Land north of the laneway and south of the present Presbyterian Church was sold to the Presbyterians. Land east of an old laneway which runs parallel with Cawthra Road, and behind St. Johnís Anglican Church, became St. Johnís Anglican Cemetery. That cemetery later acquired further land to the east. Designated under the terms of the Ontario Heritage Act.
Agency: Mississauga Library System
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