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The Founding of Stoney Point

The Founding of Stoney Point

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted September, 2004

The Founding of Stoney Point

Photo from Google Street View ©2011 Google - Posted January, 2011

Plaque Location

The County of Essex
The Town of Lakeshore
On the north side of Tecumseh Road (Road 2),
1 block west of Comber Sideroad (Road 35)


Coordinates: N 42 18.310 W 82 33.068

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Plaque Text

French-speaking settlers from the Detroit-Sandwich area and Lower Canada (Quebec) were the first to locate in Tilbury West Township after it was surveyed in 1824. They established farms along Lake St. Clair and later near the Tecumseh Road and by 1851 formed a community called Stoney Point. After the arrival of the railway in 1854, the village developed into a market and industrial centre serving an agricultural and lumbering hinterland. In 1881, Stoney Point and the neighbouring hamlet of Chevalier, founded about 1868, became the incorporated police village of Stoney Point with 375 residents. Following a succession of fires and a decrease in nearby lumbering activity, the village's industrial section declined after 1900 and by 1920 Stoney Point had been transformed into a quiet agricultural village.

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> Posted January 30, 2011
I am trying to locate the family of Adolphe Desjardins & Pauline Renaud. Adolphe died June 11, 1959 & Pauline April 6,1954. Trying to locate other Desjardins decendents from Stoney Point.
Yours, Mr. Allen Desjardins, Lethbridge Alberta
ald2127@gmail.com




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