Charlottetown in Queens County, Prince Edward Island — The Canadian Atlantic
Originally the Wrights lived in Norwood House (now 331 St. Peter's Road, in the trees on the hill, to your right, behind you). In approximately 1830, they built and moved to Belmont House (now 1 Oak Tree Crescent behind the present Kentucky Fried Chicken).
The Wright family operated the mills and farm until 1898, when the 20-acre mill property and the adjoining 170-acre Belmont Farm property were purchased by John B. Andrew, whose father had come from Scotland in
By 2018, most of the original Cambridge property from the 1780s, which was bounded on the west by the present Arterial Highway and Riverside Drive, had been sold and resold several times and was mostly used or designated for residential development. The Andrew family are the longest continuous land owners and still reside on the mill property purchased from the Wrights in 1898.
Additional details of the area's history, wildlife and vegetation can be found along the Andrew's Pond Nature Trails (behind you across St. Peters Road) and along the East Royalty Nature Pathway, beginning 90 meters to your right, and heading south to the Hillsborough River.
The information on this sign was prepared by John W. Andrew, Co-Chair of the Wright's Creek Watershed Environmental Committee, and a present owner of the mill property. Photographs provided by the Andrew family.
An urban watershed group within the Hillsborough Area Watershed Cooperative
Funding for this sign was provided by the PEI Watershed Management Fund. 2018.
Location. 46° 16.389′ N, 63° 6.493′ W. Marker is in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, in Queens County. Marker is on Veterans Memorial Highway (St. Peters Road) (Prince Edward Island Route 2) just south of Oakland Drive, on the left when traveling south. Marker is located beside the sidewalk, on the east side of the road, overlooking the millpond. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island C1C, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A BIG Year / Une année CRUCIALE (approx. 4.4 kilometers away); Railway Brass Shop (approx. 4.4 kilometers away); Edward Palmer (approx. 4.4 kilometers away); William Henry Pope (approx. 4.4 kilometers away); Andrew Archibald Macdonald (approx. 4.4 kilometers away); Thomas Heath Haviland (approx. 4.4 kilometers away); Colonel John Hamilton Gray (approx. 4.4 kilometers away); George Coles (approx. 4.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charlottetown.
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 29, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 29, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 43 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 29, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.