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Maitland in Leeds and Grenville Counties, Ontario — Central Canada
 

The Founding of Maitland

 
 
The Founding of Maitland Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, October 14, 2015
1. The Founding of Maitland Marker
Inscription.
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.
 
Erected by Archaeological and Historic Sites Board of Ontario.
 
Location. 44° 38.137′ N, 75° 36.739′ W. Marker is in Maitland, Ontario, in Leeds and Grenville Counties. Marker is on Provincial Highway 2 west of Church Street, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Maitland, Ontario K0E 1P0, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dumbrille's Store (a few steps from this marker); Lieut.-Col. Thain Wendell MacDowell, V.C., D.S.O.
Wideview of The Founding of Maitland Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, October 14, 2015
2. Wideview of The Founding of Maitland Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Dorothy Martha Dumbrille (within shouting distance of this marker); St. James's Masonic Lodge No. 74 (about 180 meters away, measured in a direct line); Pointe Au Baril (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); St. James Church 1826 (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); War of 1812 (approx. 2.4 kilometers away in the U.S.); Homewood (approx. 3 kilometers away). Click for a list of all markers in Maitland.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 153 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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