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Founding of Lyndhurst

Founding of Lyndhurst

Photo by contributor Ken Watson - Posted April, 2006

Founding of Lyndhurst

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

Plaque Location

The United Counties of Leeds & Grenville
The Township of Leeds and the Thousand Islands
In Lyndhurst, at the south end
of the stone bridge on Road 33

Coordinates: N 44 32.967 W 76 07.532


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Plaque Text

Development of this community began after the construction of the province's first successful iron smelter and a sawmill in 1801. On the west bank of the river a grist-mill was built in 1827 and a village plot laid out by Charles and Jonas Jones of Brockville. Originally called "Furnace Falls", this community was renamed Lyndhurst by 1846. Here a post office was opened in 1851. During the next twenty years other small industries were started and in 1868 John Roddick and Henry Green purchased the Jones property. This fine stone bridge was designed by Roddick whose mills and those of Green remained for many years the principal industries of the community.

Related Ontario plaques
The Lyndhurst Bridge
Abel Stevens

Other Plaques in Lyndhurst
The Lyndhurst Bridge
Lansdowne Iron Works


Leeds and the Thousand Islands Plaques

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