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Merrickville in Leeds and Grenville United Counties, Ontario — Central Canada (North America)
 

Founding of Merrickville

 
 
Founding of Merrickville Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., October 18, 2019
1. Founding of Merrickville Marker
Inscription.  

In 1793 William Merrick (1760-1844), a Loyalist from Massachusetts, acquired from Roger Stevens a sawmill at the "Great Falls" on the Rideau River. Here he built new mills which formed the nucleus of a small community that grew up before 1816 and was known as "Merricks Mills". The establishment of new settlements on the Rideau and the building of the canal, 1826-32, stimulated the growth of the village. Streets were laid out and a post office named "Merrickville" was opened in 1829. By 1850 the community contained about 700 persons, two flour mills, a cloth factory and other industries, and was incorporated as a village in 1860.
 
Erected by Archaeological and Historic Sites Board of Ontario.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceMan-Made FeaturesSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1793.
 
Location. 44° 54.981′ N, 75° 50.132′ W. Marker is in Merrickville, Ontario, in Leeds and Grenville United Counties. Marker is at the intersection

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of Main Street (Provincial Highway 43) and Elgin Street, on the left when traveling east on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 111 Main Street East, Merrickville ON K0G 1N0, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Merrickville United Church (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Jakes-MacLean Block (about 120 meters away); Merrickville Blockhouse 1832 (about 120 meters away); Mechanics Institute and Library Association (about 120 meters away); 1st Merrickville Scout Group (about 120 meters away); Blockhaus de Merrickville Blockhouse (about 150 meters away); The Merrickville Blockhouse / Le blockhaus de Merrickville (about 150 meters away); Canal Twins / Les canaux jumelés (about 180 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Merrickville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Merrickville-Wolford at Wikipedia. (Submitted on November 6, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Welcome to the Village of Merrickville-Wolford. (Submitted on November 6, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Founding of Merrickville Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., October 18, 2019
2. Founding of Merrickville Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 6, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 6, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 210 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 6, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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