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The Martintown Grist Mill

The Martintown Grist Mill

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted June, 2005

The Martintown Grist Mill

Photo by contributors David & Kellie Clifford - Posted April, 2009

Plaque Location

The United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry
The Township of South Glengarry
In Martintown, on Road 18
just east of the bridge on the south side

Coordinates: N 45 09.271 W 74 42.636


Plaque Text

This mill was built in 1846 to replace part of a milling complex developed by Malcolm McMartin early in the century. Like similar operations throughout the province, the McMartin mills provided essential local services in an era of poor transportation. They served area residents by sawing timber, carding wool, fulling cloth and grinding grain. The mills and their associated tavern and store attracted tradesmen and residents, creating the village of Martintown. Malcolm McMartin's son Alexander, builder of this mill, became an influential local businessman, militia leader and politician. His grist mill survived in a market increasingly dominated by large competitors until it finally ceased operations in 1951.


South Glengarry Plaques

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