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
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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