The Founding of Maitland

The Founding of Maitland (HM1OVX)

Location: Brockville, Ontario K6V 5T1 Leeds and Grenville United Counties
Country: Canada
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N 44° 38.137', W 75° 36.739'

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In this vicinity, the site of a shipyard used during both the late French and early British periods, a village plot was laid out in 1824 for Jehiel and Ziba Phillips. Adjacent to it George Longley, a recent English emigrant, acquired an estate on which St. James Anglican Church was built in 1826. Longley constructed the nearby stone windmill, opened a store and in 1828 became Maitland's first postmaster. The community, named after Sir Peregrine Maitland, Lieutenant-Governor of Upper Canada 1818-28, was a point of access to the Rideau area and flourished during the building of the Rideau Canal 1826-32. Other local industries were soon established and by 1850 Maitland had 200 residents.
Placed ByArchaeological and Historic Sites Board of Ontario
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Date Added Tuesday, October 27th, 2015 at 9:05am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 451435 N 4942655
Decimal Degrees44.63561667, -75.61231667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 38.137', W 75° 36.739'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 38' 8.22" N, 75° 36' 44.34" W
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Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1249 2, Brockville Ontario K6V 5T1, CA
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