Rev. Dr. John Clinch National Historic Site Plaque


This medical and missionary pioneer came to Newfoundland from England in 1775 and later settle in Trinity (1783) where he died. He administered the first smallpox vaccine in North America in 1800. His grave can be seen in the nearby St. Paul's Anglican Church cemetery. More information can be found on Rev. Dr. John Clinch at the Trinity Historical Society Archives.

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National Historic Sites and Monuments Board plaque to Rev. Dr. John Clinch the administrator of the first smallpox vaccine in North America in Trinity.

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Church Road , Trinity
48.3692, -53.3579 (Download GPX)
Jan 1 - Dec 31
+1 (709) 464 3599
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