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Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member model12
N 44° 58.897 W 075° 47.810
18T E 437177 N 4981217
Quick Description: A post mounted plaque, nearly obscured in a cedar hedge on the east side of the main street. A plywood historical plaque sign points directly at the plaque.
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 5/24/2011 1:01:15 PM
Waymark Code: WMBHZF
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member monkeys4ever
Views: 8

Long Description:
Plaque text reads;

In 1793 Stephen and Daniel Burritt, two brothers from Arlington, Vermont, settled in this vicinity. A bridge, sawmill and school were built here at 'Daniel Burritt's Rapids' before 1826. In 1830, Henry Burritt, Daniel's nephew, began to develop his property on the Oxford side of the river. By 1831 a store, tavern and several houses were built and, on the Marlborough Township side, Christ Church was begun. A post office called 'Burritt's Rapids' was opened in 1839 and later a town plot was surveyed and several additional mills built. With the opening of the Rideau Canal this milling centre flourished but it was later bypassed by the railways and its importance gradually diminished.
Address or location of plaque: On the east side of Grenville Street on the south side of the Community Hall

Physical location of plaque: Village

"Ontario Plaques" Website for this "Plaque": [Web Link]

Description of any physical remains at site of "Historical Plaque": Stone mill stone.

This 'Plaque' describes: An 'Event'

Condition of sign: Good.

Is this a bilingual sign?: No !

What is the second/third language?: None.

A web-site for more details.: Not listed

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