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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Athens, Ontario

 
100 Acre Farm and Log Buildings circa 1700 Marker image, Touch for more information
By William Fischer, Jr., October 18, 2019
100 Acre Farm and Log Buildings circa 1700 Marker
1Ontario (Leeds and Grenville United Counties), Athens — 100 Acre Farm and Log Buildings circa 1700
A tribute to the great Canadians that came from the British Isles to Canada and lived off the land. They worked hard to clear the land, built log homes and raised their families. All that is left to remember them is the little . . . Map (db m142020) HM
2Ontario (Leeds and Grenville United Counties), Athens — Athens Medical History
No one in need, or ill, ever lacked care or attention if Aunt Sarah knew about it. In 1891, Aunt Sarah was a practical nurse, midwife and a devout Quaker who was loved by all. She brought babies into the world, tended the sick, comforted the . . . Map (db m203454) HM
3Ontario (Leeds and Grenville United Counties), Athens — Athens Village History — formerly Farmersville, Athens Village incorporated 1890 — Athens Township incorporated 2001 —
Farmersville was named by its founder, Joshua Bates to honour farmers as the foundation of the community. Bates was an entrepreneur, philanthropist, politician, and a progressive Reformer who believed that education, and hard work would . . . Map (db m141903) HM
4Ontario (Leeds and Grenville United Counties), Athens — Farmersville Model School — 1877-1912
This iconic Athens building opened in February 1860 as the Farmersville Public School. Primary grades occupied the first floor and in September the grammar (or high) school opened on the second floor. As the first high school in a wide area, . . . Map (db m142024) HM
5Ontario (Leeds and Grenville United Counties), Athens — First World War Memorial
Dedicated to the Canadian troops who trained in the Athens area and who served in the First World War (circa 1915)Map (db m141945) HM WM
6Ontario (Leeds and Grenville United Counties), Athens — Former Murals
This Mural was created by artist, Pierre Hardy on the north wall of the H & R Feed & Pet Supplies building in 1988. In this mural, the action takes place in the lumberyard of the Hartley Saw Mill. It is springtime, the time of year when Farmers . . . Map (db m142021) HM
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7Ontario (Leeds and Grenville United Counties), Athens — Immigrants From Quarrier Homes Scotland 1923
A tribute to the little immigrants ages 5 to 14 who came from the Quarrier Homes Scotland, and the Barnardo Homes England, to the Fairknowe Home in Brockville. They were placed on hundred acre farms and made to work long hours at . . . Map (db m141961) HM
8Ontario (Leeds and Grenville United Counties), Athens — Jeffrey Boats
Astonishingly, Myles Jeffrey never made a boat for himself. Myles gained his knowledge working for Gilbert's in Brockville, Pyke in Lachine, PQ, and Chris-Craft in Michigan, USA. But he preferred working at his own pace and to his own high . . . Map (db m142028) HM
9Ontario (Leeds and Grenville United Counties), Athens — Joshua Bates — 1801 - 1864
The son of United Empire Loyalists, Joshua Bates had a strong vision for the settlement which he named Farmersville. As an architect and surveyor, he donated the land and built the first schools and churches as well as erecting the first store, . . . Map (db m141941) HM
10Ontario (Leeds and Grenville United Counties), Athens — Main Street of Athens Looking East — circa 1920
[Title is text]Map (db m141946) HM
11Ontario (Leeds and Grenville United Counties), Athens — The Brockville & Westport Railway — (The B&W)
[Mural shows former Athens railway depot] [Insets show] • Athens village map [showing railroad right of way] • B.W.& N.W. Railway Pass, early 1900s • B.W.& N.W. Railway Time-table, April 16, 1913Map (db m142022) HM
12Ontario (Leeds and Grenville United Counties), Athens — Vimy Oaks Legacy Tree — 2017
This oak tree is a descendant from the few acorns gathered after the Battle of Vimy Ridge by Canadian soldier Lt. Leslie Miller. Not a single oak tree remained standing in the aftermath of the shelling. This tree, a descendant of one of . . . Map (db m141952) HM WM
13Ontario (Leeds and Grenville United Counties), Athens — War Memorial
1914 • 1918 To the memory of our boys who paid the supreme sacrifice in the Great War Ross de Wolfe · Frank Whitford J. Mills Johnston · Gerald Botsford Basil Connerty · Lloyd Scott Delos Spence · John Corr Gordon Kelsey · . . . Map (db m141951) WM
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Nov. 27, 2022