Jasper
    

Phone : (613) 283-9191
Your Host(s) : Canada Post Smiths Falls

Smiths Falls, ON (Nearby: Jasper, Toledo, Frankville, Merrickville, Lombardy)

117 17 Church E.
Smiths Falls, Ontario
K7A 2B6

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Ontario Tourism Region : Ontario's Highlands

Description From Owner:
  • Pop. 209. In Kitley T., Leeds and Grenville Cs., on Irish Cr. and C. Rds. 16 & 17, 45 km NW of Brockville.
  • In 1806 a Mr. Haskins built a grist mill in the tiny settlement then called Albune. In 1820 Gideon Olmstead bought the mill, and the community became known as Olmstead's Mills.
  • In 1830, const¬¨ruction of the Rideau Canal raised the water level in Irish Cr. and destroyed the waterfall, which had supplied power for the mill.
  • That closed the mill but allowed Irish Cr. to be used for rafting timber. The community became known as Irish Creek and took that name when the post office was established in 1861.
  • When the Brockville and Ottawa Railway was built from Brockville to Smiths Falls in 1859, railway officials complained that the name Irish Creek sounded 'petty.'
  • They urged residents to come up with another name. In 1864 the post office was renamed Jasper, the name chosen by residents from a list provided by the post office.
  • In the 1860s Jasper was the closest community of any size to the hamlet of Plum Hollow where people from far and wide sought to learn their fortunes from the 'Witch of Plum Hollow.'
  • The 'witch' was Mrs. Elizabeth Barnes, who had been born in County Cork, Ireland. She was described as 'a good and kind woman' and was well respected.
  • She had been left to raise a family of nine and, because she had a highly developed sense of prophecy, turned to fortune telling.


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Nearby Lakes:
 
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  • Cranberry Lake, 9km
  • Atkins Lake, 11km
  • Bacchus Mud Lake, 11km
  • Dunbar Lake, 13km
  • South Mud Lake, 15km
  • Bellamys Lake, 15km
  • Lake Eloida, 19km
  • Mud Lake, 20km
  • Mud Lake, 20km
  • Lower Rideau Lake, 15km
  • Lissons Lake, 15km
  • Otter Lake, 16km
  • North Mud Lake, 22km
  • Bass Lake, 17km
  • Lambs Pond, 22km
  • Wiltse Lake, 26km
 
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  • Canton Lake, 20km
  • Temperance Lake, 27km
  • Upper Beverley Lake, 27km
  • Lees Pond, 28km
  • Mill Pond, 21km
  • Little Lake, 22km
  • Graham Lake, 29km
  • Adams Lake, 22km
  • Big Rideau Lake, 23km
  • Green Lake, 31km
  • Otty Lake, 23km
  • Bass Lake, 31km
  • Thoms Mud Lake, 24km
  • Buells Creek Reservoir, 29km
  • Doctor Lake, 24km
  • Long Island Lake, 25km
 
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  • Lost Lake, 25km
  • Charleston Lake, 34km
  • Mud Lake, 30km
  • Lower Beverley Lake, 31km
  • Little Long Lake, 32km
  • Long Lake, 25km
  • Andrew Lake, 25km
  • Mud Lake, 25km
  • Rock Lake, 25km
  • McLaren Lake, 25km
  • Round Lake, 26km
  • Mud Lake, 36km
  • Red Horse Lake, 34km
  • Basin Lake, 36km
  • Mills Lake, 26km