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The Founding of Newboro

The Founding of Newboro

Photo by contributor Belinda Betz - Posted January, 2006

The Founding of Newboro

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

Plaque Location

The United Counties of Leeds & Grenville
The Township of Rideau Lakes
In Newboro, at the war memorial
on Drummond Street (Road 42) across from Simcoe Street


Coordinates: N 44 39.073 W 76 19.094

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Plaque Text

The settlement of this area was begun during the building of the Rideau Canal in 1826-32 when a major construction camp was located here at the Isthmus. In 1833 Benjamin Tett, owner of a nearby sawmill, opened a store and three years later a post office named Newborough was established. A small community including several stores gradually developed as a trade centre for the region's lumbering industry and agriculture. About 1850 a tannery was established and within ten years two iron mines had been opened in the vicinity. The ore was exported via the Rideau to smelters in the United States. Growth was further stimulated by the erection of a foundry and a steam sawmill and in 1876 Newboro was incorporated as a Village.

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Rideau Canal 1826-1832

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