"City of Saints Grahamstown" Grahamstown by sarejess

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Capital of Albany district

Grahamstown city of saints known by this name due to the large number of churches build there.
It is a city rich in history and is set in the idelic easten cape the smell of blue gum trees which souround the city permiate every thing you will also find a large number of very old dwellings build by the 1820 settlers much of the early fronter wars fought between 1780 and 1879 were fought in this area a large genelogical selection is avalable at the local Albany museum

The city of Saints

  • Last visit to Grahamstown: Jan 2002
  • Intro Updated Jan 15, 2003
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  • Jul 26, 2012 at 2:05 AM

    Grahamstown is not the City of Saints because of all its churches, according to us locals. We favour another explanation.
    During garrison days (early 1800s) when a requisition for a vital piece of carpentry equipment was met with the courteous reply: "We regret we have no vice in Grahamstown." The obvious rejoinder was: "Then you must all be saints."

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