Yarker
    

Phone : (613) 377-1161
Your Host(s) : Colebrook General Store

Yarker, ON (Nearby: Camden East, Odessa, Harrowsmith, Newburgh, Hartington)

  • Petworth Mill Ruins The remains of a mill found by the river in the small settlement of Petworth is one of several mills which were built by Stephenson and Lott in the 1840s.

County Rd 6 RR # 2,
Yarker, Ontario
K0K 3N0


Ontario Tourism Region : The Great Waterway

Description From Owner:
  • Pop. 581. In Camden T., Lennox and Addington Cs., on the Napanee R. and C. Rds. 1, 4, & 6, 26 km NW of Kingston.
  • A 1,000-acre (405 ha) parcel including the village site was acquired in 1796 by Lt.-Gov. John Graves Simcoe. The land was inherited by Henry A. Simcoe, who sold land and water privileges to Sidney Warner in 1840.
  • Warner sold the portion north of the river to George Miller and the south portion to David Vader. Vade built a mill and the place was known as Vader's Mills.
  • Later the name changed to Simcoe Falls. In 1859 the community received a post office, with instructions the the name be changed since there was another place in Ontario called Simcoe.
  • From a list of possible names submitted, postal authorities chose Yarker, suggested by mill owner Alexander McVean and honouring George W. Yarker, a Kingston mill owner.
  • The Benjamin Manufacturing Company, originally manufacturers ofl light buggy wheels and, latterly, baskets and crates, was the community's major employer. In 1928 the factory was destroyed by fire.


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