Welcome to the Hastings County Historical Society's guide to the historical plaques in Hastings County. This web site is under ongoing construction so don't be concerned if you can't find your favourite plaque. It's on the way!
This site is designed and dedicated to curious people who love to stop the car and read a roadside plaque. Eventually this site will list and illustrate all of the historical plaques in Hastings County, including those in Belleville and Quinte West. While this may make plaque-reading an armchair pleasure, we hope it will encourage you to travel around and visit the actual sites where plaques are dedicated to people, places or events. There's nothing like seeing a location to fully understand its historical importance. We hope reading plaques on this site will encourage historians to get out of the house and go exploring. GPS locations and street addresses have been provided.
As of this writing, we don't even know how many plaques are in Hastings County. We do know that in 2017 and 2018 the Historical Society erected 12 brass plaques. It plans to continue the program indefinitely. Additional plaques include those erected by the Ontario Heritage Foundation, National Historic Sites Canada, various municipalities and organizations and individuals.
Happy touring, both through this website and Hastings County. Come back often. This is a work in progress. If you know of a plaque we haven't mentioned, let us know.