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The Village of Jewett's Mills

1799-1966

 
 
The Village of Jewett's Mills Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 31, 2019
1. The Village of Jewett's Mills Marker
Inscription.  This commemorative stands on land granted to Daniel Jewett in 1799. Here the village of Jewett’s Mills grew and prospered around a water-powered mill built by Daniel on the Mactaquac Stream. Over the years the mill sawed long lumber, shingles, lath, ground grist, carded wool and cleaned seed. Along with mixed farming the village had blacksmith and woodworking shops, a wagon factory, store and a post office during this period.

The construction of the Mactaquac Hydroelectric Generating Station and the subsequent rerouting of roads and flooding of the main village in 1966 resulted in the relocation of several homes and buildings and the mill which was operated by Lincoln Jewett, a direct descendant of Daniel, was dismantled.

This commemorative plaque is a tribute to all those families who lived in Jewett’s Mills and contributed to the development of this community.


 
Erected by Keswick/Mactaquac Bicentennial Committee, Keswick Ridge Local Service District, New Brunswick Department of Tourism, and New Brunswick Power.
 
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The Village of Jewett's Mills Marker<br>(<i>wide view • marker is mounted on an old millstone</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 31, 2019
2. The Village of Jewett's Mills Marker
(wide view • marker is mounted on an old millstone)
58.53′ N, 66° 53.463′ W. Marker is in Mactaquac, New Brunswick, in York County. Marker is on Route 105 half a kilometer north of Route 615, on the left when traveling north. Marker is located in a pull-out overlooking the St. John River. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mactaquac, New Brunswick E6L 1B3, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within 13 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. St. Peter's Anglican Church and Cemetery (approx. 11.7 kilometers away).
 
Also see . . .
1. The Vanished Village. In 1972, Evelyn Gordon and Harry Grant published, “The Vanished Village” - Jewett’s Mills, N.B. which portrays life in a village that was founded by Daniel Jewett in the early 1800's and disappeared in 1967 with the rising waters of the Mactaquac Hydro Development. (Submitted on August 3, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Flooding of the Mactaquac Headpond (Wikipedia). Electrical generation began in 1968 after the reservoir, Mactaquac Lake, had completely filled. The flooding of the valley resulted in the displacement of several thousand residents and land owners in areas such as Bear Island and other small communities, as well as the abandonment of a Canadian National Railway line and numerous local roads and small rural communities. (Submitted on August 3, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Mactaquac Dam (<i>view from near marker</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 31, 2019
3. Mactaquac Dam (view from near marker)
 
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers
 
Scottish Settlement Church<br>(<i>located about 3 kilometers north of marker</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 31, 2019
4. Scottish Settlement Church
(located about 3 kilometers north of marker)
Scottish Settlement Cemetery<br>(<i>located about 3 kilometers north of marker</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 31, 2019
5. Scottish Settlement Cemetery
(located about 3 kilometers north of marker)
Many generations of Jewett family members are buried here.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 3, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 3, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 138 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 3, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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