The Muskoka Road 1858

The Muskoka Road 1858 (HM21WH)

Location: Gravenhurst, Ontario P0E 1G0 Muskoka District Municipality
Country: Canada
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N 44° 49.853', W 79° 19.276'

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During the 1850's and 1860's the government attempted to open up the districts lying north of the settled townships by means of "Colonization Roads". Free land was offered to persons who would settle along the route, clear a stated acreage and help maintain the road. In 1858 construction began on a road from Washago to the interior of Muskoka. R.J. Oliver was appointed the government land agent at the Severn Bridge and directed the progress of the settlement. The road was completed to the site of Bracebridge by 1861 and the adjacent bushland formed into the townships of Morrison, Muskoka, Draper and Macaulay.
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HM NumberHM21WH
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Placed ByThe Ontario Archaeological and Historic Sites Board
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Date Added Wednesday, September 27th, 2017 at 1:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 632698 N 4965534
Decimal Degrees44.83088333, -79.32126667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 49.853', W 79° 19.276'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 49' 51.18" N, 79° 19' 16.56" W
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Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1531-1625 ON-11, Gravenhurst Ontario P0E 1G0, CA
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