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Scott's Mills 1820

Scott's Mills 1820

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted December, 2010

Scott's Mills 1820

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

Plaque Location

The County of Peterborough
The City of Peterborough
On the east side of Water Street between
Charlotte Street and King Street

Coordinates: N 44 18.155 W 78 19.131


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Plaque Text

Near this site, in 1820, the community's first resident Adam Scott (1796-1838), built a sawmill and grist-mill. The small settlement which grew around them was known as Scott's Plains until 1826 when it was renamed in honour of Peter Robinson. Although of primitive construction, the mills were of great benefit to the early settlers including the Irish emigrants brought out by Robinson in 1825. Scott relinquished possession of the mills in 1827 and, in 1835, they were destroyed by fire.

Related Ontario plaque
The Robinson Settlement 1825


Peterborough Plaques

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