The Village of Gagetown
Rotary Park Landing,
James Peters, a native of Hampstead, Long Island was one of the agents hired to locate suitable areas for Loyalist land grants. Although there were perhaps 250 “Planters” in the area -settlers and descendants of settlers from Massachusetts who had come here in the 1760s, Peters concluded that Gagetown held promise as a Loyalist refuge, recommended it, and took a grant here himself. A good starting point for exploring the rich Loyalist history of Gagetown is Rotary Park Landing at the end on Front Street, where a sign maps the village’s heritage buildings.