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Renfrew in Renfrew County, Ontario — Central Canada (North America)
 

The Founding of Renfrew

 
 
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Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., September 4, 2021
1. The Founding of Renfrew Marker
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Attracted by the development of the lumbering industry in the Upper Ottawa Valley, a few settlers had located in this region by 1830. Six years later Xavier Plaunt acquired land here near the second chute of the Bonnechère River and by 1848 was selling village lots and had provided land for the community's first church. In that year a post office, Renfrew, was opened and in 1851 the settlement contained a sawmill, grist-mill, tannery and foundry. The movement into Renfrew of settlers from neighbouring townships, and the opening in 1854 of the Opeongo Road from Farrell's Landing on the Ottawa River, stimulated the community's growth, and four years later it was incorporated as a Village. In 1895 it became a Town.

 
Erected by Archaeological and Historic Sites Board, Ministries of Colleges and Universities.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1830.
 
Location. 45° 28.38′ N, 76° 41.074′ W. Marker is in Renfrew, Ontario, in Renfrew County. Marker is on
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Railway Avenue just east of Raglan Street South (County Highway 60), on the left when traveling east. Marker is on the Town Hall grounds. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 127 Ragland Street South, Renfrew ON K7V 4M3, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 24 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Municipal Council Meeting (a few steps from this marker); War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Renfrew Fire Bell (within shouting distance of this marker); Renfrew Fire Station (within shouting distance of this marker); Renfrew Public Library (within shouting distance of this marker); The Book Tree (within shouting distance of this marker); Champlain's Astrolabe (approx. 18.7 kilometers away); Champlain's Journey of 1613 (approx. 23.1 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Renfrew.
 
Also see . . .  History of Renfrew ON. (Submitted on September 7, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
The Founding of Renfrew Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., September 4, 2021
2. The Founding of Renfrew Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 7, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 189 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 7, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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