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Follow the links below to learn more about the history of the neighbouring townships and villages:


Port Elmsley and the Locks of the First Tay Canal

History Books and Papers on Perth and Area

Sources of Historical Material on Early Perth and the Area

Barn Raising on the Scotch Line in 1886 (photo)

Train Wreck at Sucker Lake

Cheese Factories in Lanark County


1863 Map of Lanark County - east side

1863 Map of Lanark County - west side

Map of Historic Bolingbroke / Althorpe

Map of Historic Maberly

Perth Military Settlement Map - zoom in and place your cursor on any Lot to view the data.

Searchable Database: use the magnifying glass icon and enter family or transport ship names. Use the map icon for a map view.


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

Mills of the Tay and Area (6.5 Mb PDF)  Updated
by David Taylor, 2017

A Walking Tour Through Glen Tay, Historic Hamlet on Glen Tay Road in Tay Valley Township by David Taylor

Geology and Mining Deposits and History of Mining in the Tay Watershed - see:

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 

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

Thomas Scott - Opening the North-West

Lumber Baron - Peter McLaren

Livingstones of Lanark

Canada First - Charles Adam Mair

Aristocrats in the Wilderness - Jean-Louis Viscomte de Chalus

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

God bless Our Land, by Ron W Shaw

Snow Birds - Waddell Brothers, by Ron W Shaw

A Story of the Great War - The Scott Family of McDonald Corners, by Ron W Shaw

Traffic Control - Evan John McIlraith (1886-1978), by Ron W Shaw

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

The Elmsley Oil Field, by Ron W Shaw


A recommended short video on the log drives on our early rivers:

A longer video on the log drives in English:

The Log Drivers' Waltz:

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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