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Rockwood

Phone : (519) 856-4901
Your Host(s) : Canada Post Rockwood

Rockwood, ON (Nearby: Eden Mills, Arkell, Acton, Halton Hills, Guelph, Coniston)

  • Herb Miller Saw Mill Found near Rockwood. A 78? X 40?, timber framed, board sided, steel roofed building housing a circular saw mill typical of many simple, small scale operations found along township concession and side roads, circa 1920. Moved 2006
  • Hortop Mill Constructed in 1865, it was purchased by Henry Hortop Jr. in 1874. It is near the village of Evert
  • Hortop Mill Constructed in 1865, it was purchased by Henry Hortop Jr. in 1874. It is near the village of Evert
  • Harris Woolen Mill Found in Rockwood, it was built in 1884 by John Harris to replace his wooden mill that was destroyed by fire. After a fire in 1967, this shell remains.

178 Guelph
Rockwood, Ontario
N0B 2K0


Ontario Tourism Region : Huron, Perth, Waterloo and Wellington

Description From Owner:
  • Pop. 2,506. In Eramosa T., Wellington C., on Hwy 7 and C. Rd. 27, 11 km NE of Guelph. The community, settled in the early 1800s, was first known as Brotherstown after three North brothers, a blacksmith, a wagon maker and a merchant.
  • In 1848, early settler William Wetherald changed the name to Rockwood for the rocky, wooded area in which it is located. In 1850, Wetherald, a Quaker and native of England, opened a boarding school for boys.
  • The school remained in operation for 32 years and was noted for its high academic standards. Some of its pupils included A. S. Hardy, Ontario's fourth premier; Sir Adam Beck, founder of Ontario Hydro, and James J. Hill, railway promoter and builder.
  • In nearby Rockwood Park beneath a waterfall on the Speed R., there are some interesting potholes -- holes worn into solid rock by the water-driven revolutions of stones.


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