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"King" Capron 1796-1872

King Capron

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted June, 2004

King Capron

Photo by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted September, 2010

King Capron

Photo Source - Wikipedia

Plaque Location

The County of Brant
In Paris, at the intersection of
Homestead Road (off Grand River Street North)
and Hiram Road


Coordinates: N 43 12.060 W 80 23.016

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Plaque Text

This house was built in 1831 by Hiram Capron, a native of Vermont who, in 1822, had emigrated to Norfolk County where he helped to establish one of Upper Canada's earliest iron foundries. He settled here at the Forks of the Grand in 1829, divided part of his land into town lots, and in 1830 constructed a grist-mill. The following year he renamed the community "Paris". In 1842 with other partners he purchased the nearby gypsum deposits which he built into the village's primary industry. His leadership in founding and developing the town earned him the nickname 'King'.

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