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Prescott & Russell Counties Ontario Historical Markers

 
Wideview of Hawkesbury Mills Marker image, Touch for more information
By Kevin Craft, May 28, 2017
Wideview of Hawkesbury Mills Marker
Ontario (Prescott & Russell Counties), Hawkesbury — Hawkesbury Mills
In 1805 Thomas Mears and David Patee leased islands in the Ottawa where they built a sawmill and a grist-mill. They constructed a dam across the channel to Hawkesbury West and there purchased 1,000 acres of land. In 1810 half of these properties . . . — Map (db m103943) HM
Ontario (Prescott & Russell Counties), L'Orignal — District Court-House and Gaol 1825
In 1816 the Ottawa district was established and the Courts of Quarter Session, which at that time possessed local administrative as well as judicial authority, were held in the Township of Longueuil. In 1824 Jacob Marston donated a plot of land in . . . — Map (db m103967) HM
Ontario (Prescott & Russell Counties), L'Orignal — The Founding of l'Orignal
The earliest settlers in this area, Joseph La Rocque-Brune and Raymond Duffaut, had located by 1791. Five years later Nathaniel Treadwell, a land surveyor and speculator from Plattsburgh, New York, acquired the seigneury of Pointe-à-l'Orignal, some . . . — Map (db m103958) HM
Ontario (Prescott & Russell Counties), L'Orignal — The Seigneury of L'Orignal
This area, the present township of Longueuil, was granted in 1674 to François Prévost, Town Major of Québec, and was the first seigneury in what is now Ontario. Known originally as the seigneury of "Pointe à L'Orignac", it was not developed until . . . — Map (db m103964) HM

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