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City of Brockville (Single Tier Leeds and Grenville)

Phone : (613) 342-3936
Your Host(s) : Brockville Public Library

Brockville, ON (Nearby: Maitland, Lyn, Elizabethtown, Brockville, North Augusta, Prescott)

  • Steamer Toronto
  • Island City Mill I have little information on this mill. The mill apparently began milling wheat in 1905 and currently holds commercial businesses.
  • Shepherd’s Gristmill Built as a Gristmill in Brockville by Robert Shepherd in 1852. It is currently a restaurant.

21 George St.,
Brockville, Ontario
K6V 5T7

Ontario Tourism Region : The Great Waterway

Description From Owner:
  • Pop. 20,942. City in Leeds and Grenville Cs., on the St. Lawrence R. and Hwy 401 and C. Rds. 2 & 29,75 km NE of Kingston.
  • Connecticut-born William Buell settled in 1784 and donated land for a village green, thus making Brockville the only municipality in Ontario with a New England-type town square -- a courthouse surrounded by lawns with a church on each opposite comer.
  • First known as Buell's Bay, the name changed to Elizabethtown when the post office opened in 1789. The community was also known as Williamstown and Charles¬town and there was so much controversy over the names that for a time it was nicknamed Snarlington
  • During the War of 1812, the community was named Brockville to honour Gen. Sir Isaac Brock. At one time Brockville was said to have more millionaires per capita than any other place in Canada.
  • Hotel magnate George Boldt, who built a castle on one of the nearby Thousand Islands on the U.S. side, is credited -- along with his chef -- with having invented the Thousand Islands salad dressing here.
  • (The Thousand Islands is a misnomer: there are actually between 1,687 and 1,800 islands. They were divided by the British in 1825 into three groups: the Admiralty Group, the Fleet Group and the Navy Group.
  • Each major island was named after a British admiral, battle, or ship.) The world's largest muskie, weighing 31 kg, 426 gm, (69.13 Ibs) was caught in the area.
  • The city also has the oldest railway tunnel in Canada, built between 1854 and 1860 to carry the Brockville and Ottawa Railroad under the town to the riverfront.
  • It is no longer in use. In 1851, long-time Brockville resident James Morris became the first Canadian postmaster general.
  • He introduced the first Canadian postage stamps, standardized postal rates, and reduced the letter rate from 16 cents to five cents likely the first and last reduction ever made in Canadian postal rates.
  • Ogle Robert Gowan (1803-1876) founded the Grand Orange Lodge of British North America in 1830, a year after settling in Brockville.
  • He used his newspaper, the Brockville Statesman, to promote his political views.
  • Postcard above used with permission from A Great Lakes Treasury of Old Postcards 2007 Lorenzo Marcolin, MD 176 pp. For Copies call the Huronia Museum 705 526 2844 or email

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Off the beaten track:
  • Sheridan Park, Brockville area, 2km
  • Windsor Heights, 2km
  • Flanders Heights, 2km
  • Golf Side Gardens, 3km
  • Loyalist Park, 3km
  • Rows Corners, 4km
  • Bethel, Brockville area, 5km
  • Fernbank, Brockville area, 5km
  • Hillcrest, Brockville area, 6km
  • South Augusta, 7km
  • Tincap, 6km
  • Fairfield, 8km
  • Fairfield East, 8km
  • Woodridge, Brockville area, 8km
  • Stones Corners, 9km
  • Hallecks, 8km
  • Bisseltown, 10km
  • Spring Valley, Brockville area, 8km
  • Manhard, 10km
  • Algonquin, 12km
  • Butternut Bay, 11km
  • Seeley, 10km
  • Lords Mills, 14km
  • Sherwood Springs, 12km
  • Herrons Corners, 15km
  • New Dublin, 12km
  • Lillies, 11km
  • Glenmore, 16km
  • Blue Church, 14km
  • Bellamys, 15km
  • Yonge Mills, 14km
  • Maynard, 16km
  • Glen Buell, 13km
  • Charleville, 18km
  • Perrins Corners, 19km
  • Forthton, 15km
  • Riverview Heights, 17km
  • Greenbush, 16km
  • Jellyby, 18km
  • Throoptown, 21km
  • McLeanville, 21km
  • Sparkle City, 20km
  • Domville, 21km
  • Bells Crossing, 21km
  • Caintown, 18km
  • Glen Elbe, 17km
  • South Branch, 24km
  • Roebuck, 24km
  • Wexford, Prescott area, 20km
  • Rocksprings, 20km
Nearby Lakes:
  • Buells Creek Reservoir, 4km
  • Lambs Pond, 11km
  • Lees Pond, 11km
  • Centre Lake, 13km
  • Mud Lake, 15km
  • Temperance Lake, 15km
  • Graham Lake, 16km
  • Atkins Lake, 22km
  • Cranberry Lake, 25km
  • Mud Lake, 21km
  • Wiltse Lake, 21km
  • Lake Eloida, 23km
  • Lissons Lake, 33km
  • Mud Lake, 25km
  • Basin Lake, 26km
  • Irish Lake, 28km
  • Charleston Lake, 27km
  • Green Lake, 29km
  • Bellamys Lake, 30km
  • Dunbar Lake, 32km
  • Lake of the Isles, 36km
  • Killenbeck Lake, 31km
  • Bass Lake, 31km
  • Higley Lake, 31km
  • Red Horse Lake, 32km
  • Upper Beverley Lake, 32km
  • Little Long Lake, 32km
  • Long Lake, 33km
  • Mud Lake, 34km
  • Lyndhurst Lake, 35km
  • Singleton Lake, 35km
  • Lower Beverley Lake, 36km
  • Bacchus Mud Lake, 42km
  • Lime Lake, 38km
  • Mud Lake, 37km
  • Otter Lake, 40km
  • Grippen Lake, 39km
  • South Mud Lake, 48km
  • Gananoque Lake, 41km
  • Howard Lake, 42km
  • Bass Lake, 44km
  • Little Lake, 42km
  • Lower Rideau Lake, 46km
  • Canton Lake, 45km
  • North Mud Lake, 54km
  • Mill Pond, 45km
  • Deans Pond, 43km
  • Big Rideau Lake, 46km
  • Long Island Lake, 45km
  • Lost Lake, 46km