Mississippi Mills

Historical Settlement Roads in Mississippi Mills

A guide to the historical settlement roads located here in Mississippi Mills.

Settlement Road:

The Old Perth Road

Start at intersection of Old Perth Road and the 8th line of Ramsay

Proceed West without turning to intersection with Rae Side Road.  Turn right.

Proceed West without turning to intersection with Tatlock Road

Proceed through intersection and continue to the intersection with Forest Road.

Turn right on Forest Road and head West to the 1st line of Ramsay

Turn left on 1st line of Ramsay and proceed South to intersection with Boyd’s Road

Turn right on Boyd’s Road and proceed West to Boyd Settlement and intersection with Ferguson’s Falls Road

Note 1:  There is a portion of Old Perth Road between Forest Road and the 1st line of Ramsay that is not maintained.

 

Settlement Road:

The Upper Perth Road

Start at intersection of County Road 29 and Bennies Corners Road

On the South East corner is the Snedden Farm also known as the Stopping Place.

Proceed West on Bennies Corners Road to the 7the line of Ramsay

Turn left and then right on to Bellamy Mills Road.

Note 1:  Bennies Corners Road and Bellamy Road at one time were directly connected West of the 7th line

Proceed West on Bellamy Mills Road to the hamlet of Clayton

Turn left on Tatlock Road and proceed to the intersection with Bowland Road

Turn right on Bowland Road and proceed to the intersection with Wolf Grove Road.

Go straight through the intersection and past the 1st line of Ramsay to the 12th line of Lanark Highlands

Note 2:  I am uncertain as to where the boundary line is between Lanark Highlands and Mississippi Mills

Turn left on the 12th line of Ramsay and proceed past Halpenny Corners and Miller Road where the road name once again is Upper Perth Road

Stay on Upper Perth Road to the intersection with Ferguson Falls Road.

Note 2: Ferguson Falls Road is the connection for both Upper Perth Road and Old Perth Road to the current Highway 7 which leads to Perth as it did in the time of settlement of Almonte, Pakenham and Ramsay.

Note 3:  Settlements Roads lead to Perth, the administrative and judicial centre of Bathurst District. In fact, people came from McNab Township in Renfrew County and presumable other townships i.e.  Archibald, Laird of McNab.

In 1850, Bathurst District was abolished and the United Counties of Lanark and Renfrew replaced it for municipal and judicial Purposes.

Map of both settlement roads: ScenicHeritageRoad