Township of Elizabethtown-Kitley

Email: mail@elizabethtown-kitley.on.ca

 6544 New Dublin Rd RR 2 Addison ON K0E 1A0

Tel. 613-345-7480 or 1-800-492-3175 (within 613 area code) Fax. 613-345-7235


 

 


Introduction

Welcome to our virtual tour of historical industries in Elizabethtown-Kitley.

Throughout the Township there are plenty of old industrial buildings that we pass by every day without knowing their history or their purpose. Under the direction of Heritage Elizabethtown-Kitley and with financial support from HRDC, the Brockville Community Foundation, and our local Procter and Gamble, Inc., this website was created to focus attention on our old industries, specifically: inns, taverns and cheese factories. At a later date, old mills will be added to the tour.

 

Inns and taverns served a large role in Elizabethtown-Kitley, as the main road from Brockville to Perth ran straight through the Township, necessitating meals and over-night accommodation for travelers along the route. Inns and taverns were usually combined for the convenience of the travelers and were also used as social gathering places by locals.

According to a 1905 issue of Canadian Dairyman, the cheese factories in the greater Brockville region were known as the best in Canada. Cheese factories thrived in the Township because of good developed farmland and proximity to the larger town of Brockville. Rural cheese factories proliferated because horse-drawn wagons could not transport the milk quickly enough or keep it cold enough over long distances.


Bellamy Mill

 

This website is set up as a virtual tour. Simply roll your cursor over the marked locations on the map or over any of the sites listed at the right. This will reveal a thumbnail of the building, which you can then click to take you to a page with a an enlarged photo plus a description of the building and any additional pictures of the site.

We hope you have an enjoyable visit and most importantly learn a little bit about the local historical industries.

 
 


Site Last Modified July 14, 2005




 

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