The Founding of Cardinal

The Founding of Cardinal (HM1MQB)

Location: Cardinal, Ontario Leeds and Grenville United Counties
Country: Canada
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N 44° 47.344', W 75° 22.919'

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The grist-mill built at Point Cardinal by Hugh Munro about 1796 fostered the development here of a small settlement. A sawmill and store were later erected, and in 1837 a post-office, "Edwardsburgh", was established. In 1858, attracted by abundant water-power and the operation of the Galops shipping canal (1846) and the Grand Trunk Railway (1855), William T. Benson and Thomas Aspden founded the Canada Starch Works. Its prosperity stimulated the growth of Elgin, as Edwardsburgh was also known, and in 1864 the hamlet, with 300 inhabitants, contained several other prominent businesses, notably the James McLatchie foundry. The community was incorporated as the Village of Cardinal, with a population of 800, by a by-law which became effective in 1880.
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HM NumberHM1MQB
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Placed ByOntario Heritage Foundation, Ministry of Culture and Recreation
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Date Added Monday, August 10th, 2015 at 6:03pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 469783 N 4959589
Decimal Degrees44.78906667, -75.38198333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 47.344', W 75° 22.919'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 47' 20.64" N, 75° 22' 55.14" W
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Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 200-202 Bridge St, Cardinal Ontario , CA
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