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Founding of Carleton Place

Founding of Carleton Place

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted June, 2004

Founding of Carleton Place

Photo from Google Street View ©2010 Google - Posted December, 2010

Plaque Location

The County of Lanark
The Town of Carleton Place
On the southwest corner of Flora Street and McRostie Street
1 block south of High Street

Coordinates: N 45 08.268 W 76 09.039


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Plaque Text

The families of Edmond Morphy and William Moore became in 1819 the first settlers on the site of Carleton Place. About 1822 Hugh Boulton built a mill here on the Mississippi River which provided the nucleus around which a community, known as "Morphy's Falls", had become established by 1824. It also contained a sawmill, stores, a tavern, tannery, ashery and blacksmith's shop, and later a textile mill and stove foundry. A post-office named "Carleton Place" was opened in 1830. The completion of railway lines from Brockville in 1859 and Ottawa in 1870 greatly stimulated the growth of Carleton Place. It was incorporated as a village in 1870 with a population of 1200 and became a town in 1890.



Carleton Place Plaques

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> Posted July 29, 2012
I'm a direct descendant of Edmond Morphy and haven't had a chance to travel to Ontario to see this yet, but appreciate having it recognized here.

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