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- Pop. 204. In Camden T., Lennox & Addington Cs., on the Napanee R. and C. Rds. 5 and 6, 26 km NW of Kingston: The settlement was first known as Peters' Mills after Eli Peters who built a sawmill here in the early 1800s.
- The founder of the village, however, was Charles Warner who built the first store, bought and expanded Peters' mill, laid out a townsite and petitioned the government for a post office.
- When the post office opened, the communIty s name changed to Colebrook. One explanation for the name is that the post office was located in the store of Cole Warner; the other is that the place was named after Sir William MacBean George Colebrook
- lieutenant-governor of New Brunswick during the 1840s.
- Early industries included a company that produced wooden eavestroughs, and a 'feather renovating factory' that removed feathers from mattresses pillows and ticks, cleaned and fluffed them up and returned them to the covers.
- Everett Shangraw operated a factory producing penetrating oil he marketed under the trade name 'Casite.'
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