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The Addington Road

The Addington Road

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted December, 2010

The Addington Road

Photo from Google Street View ©2014 Google - Posted January, 2014

Plaque Location

The County of Lennox & Addington
The Township of Addington Highlands
In Kaladar, in a picnic area on the south side of Highway 7
just east of Highway 41

Coordinates: N 44 38.902 W 77 07.205


Plaque Text

This Colonization Road extended for about 117 km northward from the Clare River in Sheffield Township to the Peterson Road in Brudenell Township. It formed part of a network of government roads built to open up the southern region of the Pre-Cambrian Shield. From 1854 to 1857 Aylsworth B. Perry, a local surveyor, supervised construction of the road from the Clare River to the Madawaska River. A 19 km extension northward to the Peterson Road was added during 1863 - 64. Settlement of the "free-grant" lands along the route progressed rapidly and by 1862 the population totalled about 800. Although parts of the road were later abandoned, considerable sections were incorporated into the present Highway No. 41.

Related Ontario plaque
The Peterson Road



Addington Highlands Plaques

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