"The Town of Placentia" Placentia by crummey

Placentia Travel Guide: 2 reviews and 29 photos

Established 1662, incorporated 1945

In the 1660's, a French aristocrat named Comte de Placense arrived in Newfoundland and established a colony: Placenti. The Town of Placentia was Newfoundland's French capital from 1662 until 1713.

The Old Anglican Graveyard

The Old Anglican Graveyard is at St. Luke's Church. This graveyard is one of the oldest in Newfoundland. It is the final resting place of French corsairs, French knights and former governors. The earliest graves predate 1663.

Sacred Heart Parish

Placentia's original Roman Catholic parish was called All Angels. The Parish of All Angels was extinguished in 1713 when France ceded Placentia to England. It is now called Sacred Heart Parish.

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  • Pros:Lotsa History, beautiful in the summer
  • Intro Written Jun 25, 2006
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