Pictou County GenWeb
About Pictou County

( A Short Introduction)


Pictou County is located on the central north shore of Nova Scotia, Canada.  The first settlers arrived from Philadelphia on June 10, 1767 on the brigantine Betsey. In September, 1773 about 200 immigrants arrived from Scotland on the Hector. Much of the culture of the County today can be attributed to these Scottish immigrants.

Many soldiers of the 82nd Hamilton Regiment began settling in Pictou County in the fall of 1783 after peace was made with the United States.

From 1767 to 1849, the great period of British emigration; approximately 120 ships arrived in Pictou County carrying immigrants from Scotland, England and Ireland.

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