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Follow the links below to discover the rich history of the Town of Perth:

A Brief History of the Founding of Perth and Neighbouring Townships

Life in Early Perth (short history)

Sources of Historical Material on Early Perth and the Area

History Books and Papers on Perth and Area

Map of Perth 1863

Perth Regional Heritage Fair

Field of Blood, Locating the Site of the Last Fatal Duel by Ron W. Shaw

Perth Designated Historic Buildings (0.7 Mb PDF)

Archaeological examination of the old St. Andrews Church Site (4.4 Mb PDF)

Cycling in Perth and Area, Past & Present (0.3 Mb PDF)

Civilian Settlers to the Perth Area, and their ships; 1816-1819 (0.1 Mb PDF)
by Ron W Shaw 
excel file Civilian Settlers to the Perth Area, and their ships; 1816-1819 (0.2 Mb XLS)
by Ron W Shaw 

The Story of the Tayside Textiles Mill/Perth Carpet Factory (0.2 Mb PDF) 

Key Dates in the Founding of the Perth Military Settlement (0.75 Mb PDF) by Ron W. Shaw

The Post-War Settlement and Founding of North Grenville, 1814-1820 by Dr. David Shanahan, from North Grenville Historical Society newsletter, September 2012.

FEW PLACES MORE DISADVANTAGED - The Crown & Clergy Reserve Dispute by Ron W. Shaw

THE DEVIL VISITS DRUMMOND TOWNSHIP - Canada's First Mass Murder by Ron W. Shaw

THE THIRD WAVE - The Lanark 'Society Settlers' by Ron W. Shaw

UNTIMELY DEMISE - Death and Injury at Early Perth by Ron W. Shaw



MECKLENBURG TO LANARK - An Administrative Evolution by Ron W. Shaw

LA GRIPPE - The Spanish Influenza Epidemic of 1918-1919 by Ron W. Shaw

MASTERS & SERVANTS - Runaway Apprentices & Housemaids by Ron W. Shaw

ULTIMATE PENALTY OF THE LAW - The Death Penalty at Perth by Ron W. Shaw

William Lee's Family History - The Lee Family's Arrival in the Perth Military Settlement, 1816, by Mary Stewart

Liberal in Opinion and Broad in his Views, James Shaw (1798-1878), by Ron W. Shaw

Thomas Scott - Opening the North-West, by Ron W. Shaw

Lumber Baron - Peter McLaren, by Ron W. Shaw

Livingstones of Lanark, by Ron W. Shaw

The Story of the Ontario Women's Institutes, by Deborah Ireton

The Black Presence at Perth, 1816-1926   , by Ron W. Shaw

Dominion Day at Perth, 1867, by Ron W. Shaw

The Wildfires of 1870, by Ron W. Shaw

Streetcar Pioneer: George Ephraim Patterson (1838-1927), by Ron W. Shaw

The Perth Railway Station (1859-1979), by Eugene Kirkham

E.J. Robertson - Man of Fleet Street, by Ron W Shaw

Knight of the Realm, by Ron W Shaw

When Lyon fell by Wilson's Hand, by Ron W Shaw

Clonmel Dueling Code, submitted by Ron W Shaw

Advice to Emigrants (1832), submitted by Ron W Shaw

First Woman at The Polls, by Ron W. Shaw

Klan Gathering Yonder, by Ron W. Shaw

One Knight Girt With Sword, by Ron W. Shaw

Perth, the Capital of the District of Dalhousie; from the N-East bank of the River Tay - painting by Thomas Burrowes, 1828, Archives of Ontario, I0002141

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