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Norval On The Credit - Norval, Ontario, Canada
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member monkeys4ever
N 43° 38.840 W 079° 51.436
17T E 592158 N 4833338
Quick Description: This sign is located in McNab Park in Norval, Ontario.
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 5/4/2010 1:02:23 PM
Waymark Code: WM8QVH
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Bernd das Brot Team
Views: 3

Long Description:

NORVAL ON THE CREDIT

MISSISSAUGA INDIANS ONCE LIVED ON THESE LANDS, WHICH THEY CEDED TO THE CROWN IN 1818. BY 1827 A VILLAGE HAD DEVELOPED AROUND JAMES McNAB'S GRIST AND FLOUR MILLS ON THE CREDIT RIVER, WHICH BECAME NORVAL IN 1936 WITH THE ADVENT OF A POST OFFICE. WHEN THE GUELPH PLANK ROAD PAST THROUGH IN 1851, NORVAL WAS THE PREDOMINANT HAMLET IN ESQUESING TOWNSHIP, UNTIL IT WAS BYPASSED BY THE GRAND TRUNK RAILWAY (1856). A LARGE FLOUR MILL WAS THE MAJOR INDUSTRY UNTIL ITS DESTRUCTION BY FIRE IN 1930.

From: Wikipedia

James McNab

James McNab was the first settler in Norval, Ontario.

McNab was a Lieutenant at the Battle of Queenston Heights during the War of 1812.

McNab was an United Empire Loyalist. He arrived from Vermont in 1820 with his wife and children. He set up a grist mill and saw mill on the Credit River.

In 1991, a historic plaque was unveiled in McNab Park in Norval, Ontario in his honour.

Group that erected the marker: The Citizens of Norval

URL of a web site with more information about the history mentioned on the sign: [Web Link]

Address of where the marker is located. Approximate if necessary:
Guelph Street and Noble Street
Norval, Ontario Canada
L0P 1K0


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