The Founding of l'Orignal

The Founding of l'Orignal (HM1YNI)

Location: L'Orignal, Ontario K0B 1K0 Prescott and Russell United Counties
Country: Canada
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N 45° 37.109', W 74° 41.536'

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The earliest settlers in this area, Joseph La Rocque-Brune and Raymond Duffaut, had located by 1791. Five years later Nathaniel Treadwell, a land surveyor and speculator from Plattsburgh, New York, acquired the seigneury of Pointe-à-l'Orignal, some 23,000 acres. Treadwell built a sawmill and a grist-mill and opened roads. By 1812 a small community was established here named L'Orignal after the moose found in the Pointe area. In 1816 it became the capital of the newly-created Ottawa District. The court-house was erected in 1825 and four years later a post office was opened. An influx of French-speaking settlers increased L'Orignal's population which numbered 400 in 1850. In 1876, with a population of over 800, it was incorporated as a Village.
Placed ByOntario Heritage Foundation
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Date Added Wednesday, May 31st, 2017 at 5:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 523991 N 5051705
Decimal Degrees45.61848333, -74.69226667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 45° 37.109', W 74° 41.536'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds45° 37' 6.54" N, 74° 41' 32.16" W
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Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1-35 County Rd 11, L'Orignal Ontario K0B 1K0, CA
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