Durham, Nova Scotia
Durham is a community in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, located in Pictou County beside the West River of Pictou. The centre of the village (where a bridge crosses the West River) is about 10 km up-stream from the town of Pictou. The Durham Presbyterian Church is located near the bridge on the west side of the river, and the Durham Community Hall (the old school) is on the east side, adjacent to the cemetery.
Emigrants from the Dumfries and Galloway region of Scotland settled the valley of the West River in 1776. Before coming to Pictou County, they had attempted to settle on Prince Edward Island, but they left after experiencing a difficult winter of near starvation. Those first settlers at West River were Anthony MacLellan, William Clark, David Stewart. William Smith, Joseph Richards, John MacLean and Charles Blaikie.
- Graham, J. Stanley. Ministers of the Durham Presbyterian Church. Rockfield,Pictou County,N.S.: Published & printed by the author,1998.
- Patterson, Rev. George. A History of the County of Pictou. Montreal:Dawson Brothers, 1877.
- MacPhie, Rev. J.P. Pictonians at Home and Abroad. Boston: Pinkham Press, 1914.
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