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Phone : (613) 646-2150
Your Host(s) : Canada Post Cobden

Cobden, ON (Nearby: Beachburg, Haley Station, Douglas, Westmeath, Eganville)

55 Main St.,
Cobden, Ontario
K0J 1K0

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Ontario Tourism Region : Ontario's Highlands

Description From Owner:
  • Pop. 895. In Ross T., Renfrew C., at the Send of Muskrat L. and Hwy 17 and C. Rds. 7 & 8, 125 km. NW of Ottawa.
  • French explorer Samuel de Champlain travelled through the area in 1613 and lost his astrolabe. In 1867 an astrolabe bearing the date 1603 was found near Cobden.
  • There was a small settlement oflumbermen on the site in the 1820s, but Jason Gould, who arrived in 1849, is considered the founder.
  • He cleared a road from the Ottawa R. to the southern tip of Muskrat L. and established a steamship line up the lake and the Muskrat R. to Pembroke, by-passing unnavigable rapids in the Ottawa R.
  • When a post office was opened in 1851, Gould was asked to choose the name.
  • He sugg¬ested Cobden to honour Richard Cobden (1804-1865) a British statesman he admired who had been instrumental in having the Com Laws repealed in England in the I 840s.

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  • Gibsons Lake, 5km
  • Muskrat Lake, 7km
  • Olmstead Lake, 7km
  • Little Lakes, 10km
  • Champlain Trail Lakes, 8km
  • Stones Lake, 9km
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  • Porter Lake, 11km
  • Jeffreys Lake, 9km
  • Pumphouse Lake, 10km
  • Eadys Lake, 11km
  • Dump Lake, 12km
  • Galilee Lake, 12km
  • Smiths Lake, 12km
  • Blanchards Lake, 12km
  • Stevens Lake, 17km
  • Waites Lake, 14km
  • Edmunds Lake, 14km
  • Clubhouse Lake, 16km
  • Lower Allumette Lake, 18km
  • Obreys Lake, 16km
  • Garden Lake, 14km
  • Mink Lake, 15km
  • Lac du Rocher-Fendu, 14km
  • Barrs Lake, 16km
  • Catharine Lake, 15km
  • Mud Lake, 17km
  • Roubles Lake, 16km
  • Samally Lake, 20km
  • Shaws Pond, 15km
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  • Colton Lake, 21km
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  • Shea Lake, 17km
  • Coldingham Lake, 17km
  • Sammons Lake, 24km
  • Lafleurs Lake, 24km
  • McCarrolls Lake, 19km
  • Yuills Lake, 19km
  • Johnstons Lake, 20km
  • Lake Dore, 18km
  • Constant Lake, 26km
  • Dellaires Lake, 25km
  • Kileys Lakes, 28km
  • Reid Lake, 26km
  • Pike Lake, 28km
  • Streich Lake, 28km
  • Green Lake, 20km
  • Lac Coulonge, 29km