Founding of Carleton Place

Founding of Carleton Place (HM1YNX)

Location: Carleton Place, Ontario K7C Lanark County
Country: Canada
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N 45° 8.259', W 76° 9.043'

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The families of Edmond Morphy and William Moore became in 1819 the first settlers on the site of Carleton Place. About 1822 Hugh Boulton built a mill here on the Mississippi River which provided the nucleus around which a community, known as "Morphy's Falls", had become established by 1824. It also contained a sawmill, stores, a tavern, tannery, ashery and blacksmith's shop, and later a textile mill and stove foundry. A post-office named "Carleton Place" was opened in 1830. The completion of railway lines from Brockville in 1859 and Ottawa in 1870 greatly stimulated the growth of Carleton Place. It was incorporated as a village in 1870 with a population of 1200 and became a town in 1890.
Placed ByArchaeological and Historic Sites Board of Ontario
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Date Added Thursday, June 1st, 2017 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 409523 N 4998885
Decimal Degrees45.13765000, -76.15071667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 45° 8.259', W 76° 9.043'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds45° 8' 15.54" N, 76° 9' 2.58" W
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Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 194-202 McRostie St, Carleton Place Ontario K7C, CA
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