Maitland in Leeds and Grenville Counties, Ontario — Central Canada
The Founding of Maitland
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 Ontario Route 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. 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.
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 119 times since then and 73 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on , by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.