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Merrickville, Ontario Historical Markers

 
1st Merrickville Scout Group Marker image, Touch for more information
By William Fischer, Jr., October 18, 2019
1st Merrickville Scout Group Marker
Ontario (Leeds and Grenville United Counties), Merrickville — 1st Merrickville Scout GroupEst 1908

Established in 1908 by Ernest Thomas Pastor of the Methodist Church Merrickville, Ontario Canada The first Scout Troop in North America It was founded under the 1908 Scout Promise: "On my honour, I will do my duty to God and the . . . — Map (db m142180) HM

Ontario (Leeds and Grenville United Counties), Merrickville — Blockhaus de Merrickville Blockhouse

The Merrickville blockhouse is one of four blockhouses constructed on the Rideau Canal. Its architecture is a typical design utilized throughout British North America. The 3.5 foot (1.06 metres) walls were designed to be strong enough . . . — Map (db m142312) HM

Ontario (Leeds and Grenville United Counties), Merrickville — Canal Twins / Les canaux jumelésCanal Rideau Canal / Canal Caledonian Canal

Why the Canals are Twinned

These two canals were constructed in the early 19th century for military reasons. Both Canals grew into commercial highways, survived as recreational waterways and are now important heritage . . . — Map (db m142314) HM

Ontario (Leeds and Grenville United Counties), Merrickville — Dr. Jim Connor

This Tree Dedicated by The World Wide Admirers of Robbie Burns Scotland's National Poet

To the Memory of Dr. Jim Connor

on the Occasion of the Tenth Anniversary of The Twinning of the Rideau and Caledonian Canals

~ July . . . — Map (db m142189) HM

Ontario (Leeds and Grenville United Counties), Merrickville — Founding of Merrickville

In 1793 William Merrick (1760-1844), a Loyalist from Massachusetts, acquired from Roger Stevens a sawmill at the "Great Falls" on the Rideau River. Here he built new mills which formed the nucleus of a small community that grew up before 1816 . . . — Map (db m142241) HM

Ontario (Leeds and Grenville United Counties), Merrickville — Jakes-MacLean BlockHeritage Conservation Easement Site / Site patrimonial protégé par une servitude

The heritage character and integrity of this property are protected by a legal agreement between the owner and the Ontario Heritage Foundation . . . — Map (db m142264) HM

Ontario (Leeds and Grenville United Counties), Merrickville — Mechanics Institute and Library Associationcirca 1830-40

A Heritage Building — Map (db m142266) HM

Ontario (Leeds and Grenville United Counties), Merrickville — Merrickville

The arrangement of the locks here is unique along the waterway with a small basin set between each lock. These basins were built to allow the locks to follow a natural depression in the ground and therefore minimize the amount of . . . — Map (db m142341) HM

Ontario (Leeds and Grenville United Counties), Merrickville — Merrickville Blockhouse 1832

This is one of four blockhouses which, with some twelve other "defensible buildings", were constructed along the Rideau Canal. The canal, built 1826-32 by Lieutenant-Colonel John By, Royal Engineers, was designed to serve as an alternative . . . — Map (db m142181) HM

Ontario (Leeds and Grenville United Counties), Merrickville — Merrickville Public and Continuation School1873 - 1965

This School Bell, a replica of the original tower bell is placed in this Cenotaph Park in Celebration of our School Reunion July 1995

Bell donated by: Alley Foundry Cairn erected by: George Cross in memory of his father Plaque . . . — Map (db m142272) HM

Ontario (Leeds and Grenville United Counties), Merrickville — Merrickville United Churchcirca 1890 — A Heritage Building —

to serve a Methodist congregation — Map (db m142197) HM

Ontario (Leeds and Grenville United Counties), Merrickville — Merrickville's Vimy Oak / Le chęne de Vimy du Village de Merrickville(Quercus robur)

This oak tree, planted on May 13, 2017, descends from acorns gathered after the Battle of Vimy Ridge, April 9-12, 1917.

It honours the memory of those who served including three soldiers from Merrickville who died . . . — Map (db m142269) HM WM

Ontario (Leeds and Grenville United Counties), Merrickville — Mill's Furniture Showroom and Funeral Homecirca 1868

John Mills

A Heritage Building — Map (db m142267) HM

Ontario (Leeds and Grenville United Counties), Merrickville — Old Town Hallcirca 1856

Restored by the Heritage Merrickville Foundation Date 1989 — Map (db m142242) HM

Ontario (Leeds and Grenville United Counties), Merrickville — St. Ann's Church, Merrickville, 1903

The first Catholics to settle in Merrickville were the families of the Irish, Scottish and French builders of the Rideau Canal, 1826-32. The area was originally served by priests visiting from Perth and Prescott and later from Smiths Falls and . . . — Map (db m142243) HM

Ontario (Leeds and Grenville United Counties), Merrickville — The Merrickville Blockhouse / Le blockhaus de Merrickville

When construction of the Rideau Canal began, Merrickville was already an established village and was considered by the authorities to be a logical target for an invader. Consequently Colonel John By urged strong measures for the . . . — Map (db m142194) HM

Ontario (Leeds and Grenville United Counties), Merrickville — Twin Canals / Les canaux jumelés

The Caledonian Canal of Scotland, engineered by Thomas Telford and completed in 1822, is twinned with the Rideau Canal to commemorate their historical link, purpose and function, and to recognize the enduring importance of canals to . . . — Map (db m142184) HM

Ontario (Leeds and Grenville United Counties), Merrickville — World Wars Memorial

In Loving Memory of those who served and died 1914-1918 ———————— Spirit that made these Heroes dare To die or leave their children free, Bid time and Nature gently spare The . . . — Map (db m142276) HM


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