The Township of Ramsay is home to the thriving communities of Appleton, Clayton and Blakeney, and encompasses the forests and fields of rural Mississippi Mills.

Located south of Almonte and west of Appleton, winding roads and country homes fill the landscape.The township contains farming lowlands along the Mississippi River and the rugged borders of the Canadian Shield.

Historically the Indian River and the Mississippi River played an important role in the development of Ramsay. Waterpower spurred both textile industries and agricultural growth, and 19th century mills can still be found throughout the area. Interesting locations in Ramsay described by Ontario historical plaques are:

  • Auld Kirk Church and Cemetery
  • Birthplace of Dr.James Naismith, inventor of basketball
  • The Mill of Kintail, residence of noted sculptor Robert Tait McKenzie


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