Mississippi Mills

Historical Interests

Birthplace of James Naismith

James Naismith, the inventor of basketball, was born on 6 November, 1861, in a house that formerly stood on this lot. In 1870, his parents…

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Birthplace of James Naismith

Blakeney Plaque

This plaque is located in the Blakeney Park by the bridge on Blakeney Rd.  It was erected in 2010 by the Ramsay Women’s Institute.  It…

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Blakeney Plaque

Bolger’s Corners

Where Clayton Side Road meets Tatlock Rd is often referred to a Bolger’s Corners. On the southeast corner, the farm Bolger family in the area,…

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Bolger's Corners

Cemeteries in Mississippi Mills

Pakenham Cemeteries Cedar Hill Cemetery (United Church) Lot 5E, Concession 7 Pakenham Burials 1826 – 2004 Indian Hill Cemetery (St Peter Celestine Church) Lot 7,…

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Cemeteries in Mississippi Mills

James Mackintosh Bell Mural

This mural is mounted on the North Lanark Regional Museum at the corner of Appleton Side Rd and River Rd. This mural was created by…

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James Mackintosh Bell Mural

King Edward VII Among the Cedars

“In 1860 King Edward VII drank here at this spring among the cedars. As Prince of Wales he was here to lay the corner stone…

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King Edward VII Among the Cedars

Mississippi Mills Heritage Sites

Properties designated under Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act are identified with blue icons. Those that are listed on the municipal register as being…

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Mississippi Mills Heritage Sites

St. George’s Cemetery

As early as 1840, records show the Rt Rev John Strachan conducting confirmation services in the first St George’s church which was a small log…

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St. George's Cemetery

The Auld Kirk Church and Cemetery

The early settlers of the 1820s from Ireland and Scotland brought their bibles and religion with them and met in different homes before any buildings…

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The Auld Kirk Church and Cemetery

The Clayton Cenotaph

The Clayton Cenotaph was built in 1997/1998 to honour the fallen heroes from the Clayton area.  It was built with the support of the Almonte…

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The Clayton Cenotaph

The Clayton Grist Mill Historical Mural

This mural is mounted on the Clayton Community Centre.  It was painted by the Almonte and Area Artists’ Association in 2018 and donated to the…

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The Clayton Grist Mill Historical Mural

The Clayton Mills Monument

In 1968, when the province purchased the mill area to put in a new dam, they tore down the mills.  They kept, the turbine from…

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The Clayton Mills Monument

The Floating Bridge Mural

This mural across the back interior wall of Union Hall was painted and donated by Laurel to commemorate this once historic landmark.   “Handy As…

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The Floating Bridge Mural