Almonte in Lanark County, Ontario — Central Canada
The Founding of Almonte
The sawmill and grist-mill completed here on the Mississippi River in 1823 by Daniel Shipman provided the nucleus around which a community known as Shipman's Mills had developed by 1824. About 1850 two town plots were laid out here - "Victoria" by Edward Mitcheson and "Ramsayville" by Daniel Shipman. They were combined in 1853 as "Waterford", which in 1855 was renamed "Almonte", probably after Juan N. Almonte, a famous Mexican general and diplomat. The opening of several woollen mills and the completion of a railway by Brockville fostered the growth of Almonte, which by 1870 was one of Ontario's leading woollen cloth manufacturing centres. Incorporated as a village in 1871, with a population of about 2000, Almonte was proclaimed a town in 1880.
Erected by Archaeological and Historic Sites Board of Ontario.
Location. 45° 13.582′ N, 76° 11.645′ W. Marker is in Almonte, Ontario, in Lanark County. Marker is at the intersection of Bridge Street (County Highway 16A) and Water Street, on the right when traveling south on Bridge Street. Touch for map. Marker is located on the "Riverwalk" pedestrian path along the river. Marker is at or near this postal address: 14 Bridge Street, Almonte, Ontario K0A 1A0, Canada.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers Former Almonte Post Office (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Mississippi River Improvement Company (about 210 meters away); The Rosamonds in Almonte (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); "Auld Kirk" 1836 (approx. 2.5 kilometers away); Dr. James Naismith (approx. 3.4 kilometers away); Robert Tait McKenzie (approx. 5.1 kilometers away); The Mill of Kintail and Robert Tait McKenzie (approx. 5.1 kilometers away); Captain A. Roy Brown, D.S.C. (approx. 10.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Almonte.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 1, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 1, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 59 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 1, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.