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Port Edward is a small resort town situated on the south coast of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. Capital Pietermaritzburg Largest city Durban Area  - Total Ranked 7th 92,100 km² Premier Sbu Ndebele (ANC) Population   - 2001   - 1996   - Density Ranked 1st 9,426,019 8,417,021 102/km² (2001) Languages isiZulu (80. ...

In 1831 there was a crisis between the settlers in Port Natal (Durban) and Dingane, the Zulu king. Some settlers boarded a ship that was in the harbour and the others, including Henry Francis Fynn and his family, fled down the coast. The zulu warriors caught up with them where Port Edward is today and massacred the fleeing settlers, which included local tribespeople of Langeni, on a hill called Isandlundlu (in English, shaped like a hut). The place has been known ever since as Tragedy Hill and its slopes are still littered with the bones of the victims. 1831 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Durban is a vibrant cosmopolitian city in KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa. ... Dingane kaSenzangakhona (ca. ... The Zulu are an African ethnic group of about 11 million people who live mainly in KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa. ...

In 1878, the ship "The Ivy" ran aground on Port Edward's beach. 1878 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ...

In 1925, the area was owned by TK Pringle, and named Banner Rest. A village was laid out and was named Port Edward in honour of the Prince of Wales, who later became King Edward VIII. 1925 was a common year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... The eldest son of the reigning monarch ofEngland/Great Britain is traditionally invested with the title of Prince of Wales. ... His Majesty King Edward VIII (Edward Albert Christian George Andrew Patrick David Windsor, formerly Wettin), later His Royal Highness The Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor (23 June 1894 – 28 May 1972) was the second British monarch of the House of Windsor. ...

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Originally titled "French Town," the pioneers of Port Edwards, including its founder, John Edwards, dammed the Wisconsin River in 1840 to provide water power for a sawmill.
Today, Port Edwards thrives on the preservation of the area's history, its beauty, and an abundance of recreational opportunities.
Port Edwards is the perfect place to stop for a picnic or snack while biking between Wisconsin Rapids and Nekoosa along the Wisconsin River.
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Port Edwards is a village in Wood County, Wisconsin, United States.
The village is located northeast and adjacent to the Town of Port Edwards.
The Port Edwards School Community resolves to nurture, guide and challenge children to maximize their potential and become contributors to society.
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