Orwell, Prince Edward Island

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Orwell is located in Prince Edward Island
Orwell
Orwell
Location of Orwell in Prince Edward Island

Orwell is a settlement in Queens County, Prince Edward Island.

Coordinates: 46°09′25″N 62°50′20″W / 46.157°N 62.839°W / 46.157; -62.839

Canadian professor, physician, and intellectual Sir Andrew Macphail was born in Orwell on November 24, 1864. The Sir Andrew Macphail Foundation preserves his family home and its 140-acre property in Orwell as a museum, the Sir Andrew Macphail Homestead.[1] The Homestead is the site of the Macphail Woods Ecological Forestry Project, a joint effort of the Foundation and the Environmental Coalition of Prince Edward Island to preserve the old-growth Acadian Forest covering much of the property.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Welcome to the Sir Andrew Macphail Foundation," Sir Andrew Macphail Foundation, Island Register.com, Web, Apr. 5, 2011.
  2. ^ About Us, Macphail Woods Ecological Forestry Project, Web, Apr. 5, 2011.