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The Rosseau-Nipissing Road

Rosseau-Nipissing Road

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted March, 2006

Rosseau-Nipissing Road

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

Plaque Location

The District of Parry Sound
The Township of Seguin
In Rosseau, in front of Rosseau Hall,
on Victoria Street just west of Highway 141

Coordinates: N 45 15.458 W 79 38.448


Plaque Text

Designed to encourage settlement in what is now the Parry Sound District, the Rosseau-Nipissing Road was authorized by the government in 1864. A survey was completed the following year by J.S. Dennis, provincial land surveyor, and construction began in 1866. Commencing at Cameron Bay at the north end of Lake Rosseau, it ran 108 km northward to the South River terminating at Nipissing. By 1873 the road was open for winter traffic, and two years later was considered negotiable by wheeled vehicles. Although the road lost its importance after the railway between Gravenhurst and Callander was built in 1886, most of it is still used by local traffic.

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