"Auld Kirk" 1836

"Auld Kirk" 1836 (HM1YP0)

Location: Mississippi Mills, Ontario K0A 1A0 Lanark County
Country: Canada
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N 45° 12.717', W 76° 13.084'

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This stone church, an attractive example of an early form of Gothic Revival architecture, was constructed in 1835-36 on land obtained from John Mitchell, one of Ramsay Township's earliest settlers. Built by the local congregation of the Established Church of Scotland it was also attended by Presbyterians from adjoining townships. The early settlers of Ramsay were visited by ministers from Drummond and Beckwith but in 1834 the first resident minister, the Reverend John Fairbairn, was inducted. In January 1864, during the ministry of the Reverend John McMorine (1846-1867), a new church was opened in nearby Almonte. Although little used since then, the "Auld Kirk" stands as a memorial to the pioneer Presbyterian settlers.
HM NumberHM1YP0
Placed ByArchaeological and Historic Sites Board of Ontario
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Date Added Friday, June 2nd, 2017 at 5:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 404352 N 5007217
Decimal Degrees45.21195000, -76.21806667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 45° 12.717', W 76° 13.084'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds45° 12' 43.02" N, 76° 13' 5.04" W
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Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 360 Lanark County Rd 16, Mississippi Mills Ontario K0A 1A0, CA
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