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Phone : (613) 347-2641
Your Host(s) : Canada Post Williamstown

Williamstown, ON (Nearby: Lancaster, Summerstown, South Lancaster, Akwesasne, Green Valley)

19688 Warren
Williamstown, Ontario
K0C 2J0

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Ontario Tourism Region : The Great Waterway

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  • Pop. 305. In Charlottenburgh T., Stormont, Dundas, and Glengarry Cs., on the Raisin R. and C. Rds. 17 & 19, 29 km NE of Cornwall.
  • The community was founded in 1778 by United Empire Loyalists led by Sir John Johnson. It was first called Ballaviellen, Gaelic for 'mill town.'
  • When the post office opened in 1833 the name was changed. to Wi!liamstown to honour Sir William Johnson, father of Sir John Johnson.
  • Sir William was superintendent.of Indian affairs in the northern American colonies.
  • In 1802 more than 400 Scottish Highlanders, many named MacMillan, emigrated to Canada from Invernesshire under the leadership of cousins Archibald and Alan MacMillan.
  • They settled m Argenteuil C., Lower Canada; and Glengarry and Stormont Cs., Upper Canada.
  • St. Andrew's Church was built in 1812 to house the province's first Presbytenan congregation, which formed in Williamstown in 1787.
  • Sir Alexander Mackezie, explorer ofthe Canadian West, donated a bell for the church and persuaded friends in Scotland to provide a communion service.
  • Although its eastern headquarters were in Montreal and its inland depots were at Grand Portage and later Fort William the North West Company's roots were in Glengarry C.
  • Many employees were reuruited from the county's Scottish settlements, and several senior partners made their homes in Williamstown.
  • Duncan Cameron (1764-1848), who commanded the Red River area for the North West Company during the company's fierce rivalry with the Hudson's Bay Company, returned to live in Williamstown in 1820.
  • The Williamstown Fair has been held since 1808 on a 12-acre (4.8 ha) site donated by Sir John Johnson.

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Off the beaten track:
  • Summerstown Station, 6km
  • Glen Gordon, 5km
  • MacGillivrays Bridge, 5km
  • St. Raphaels, 8km
  • Glenbrook, 7km
  • Brown House Corner, 9km
  • Camerons Point, 9km
  • Summerstown, 10km
  • South Lancaster, 7km
  • Pine Hill, Cornwall area, 10km
  • Glenroy, 11km
  • Cashions Glen, 10km
  • Tyotown, 12km
  • Picnic Grove, 10km
  • North Lancaster, 11km
  • Glen Walter, 13km
  • Glendale, Cornwall area, 12km
  • Avondale, 11km
  • Munroes Mills, 11km
  • Glen Falloch, 11km
  • Grants Corners, 12km
  • Glen Norman, 17km
  • Glen Nevis, 16km
  • North Branch, Cornwall area, 13km
  • Cornwall Island, 17km
  • Bridge End, 17km
  • Glenview Heights, 17km
  • Sandfield Mills, 15km
  • Curry Hill, 16km
  • McCormick, 22km
  • Guaytown, 22km
  • Dalhousie Mills, 21km
  • Eamers Corners, 17km
  • Churchill Heights, 18km
  • Dornie, 21km
  • Rosedale Terrace, 18km
  • St. Andrews West, 18km
  • St. Andrews, 18km
  • Dover Heights, 20km
  • Fassifern, 24km
  • Riverdale, Cornwall area, 21km
  • Strathmore, 19km
  • Lochiel, 26km
  • Greenfield, Casselman area, 22km
  • Cornwall Centre, 21km
  • Lorne, Vankleek Hill area, 27km
  • Bonville, 19km
  • Glen Sandfield, 28km
  • McMillans Corners, 21km
  • Pine Grove, Vankleek Hill area, 29km
Nearby Lakes:
  • Lake St. Francis, 9km
  • Middle Lake, 16km
  • Loch Garry, 16km
  • Mill Pond, 18km
  • Mud Lake, 23km
  • Black Lake, 26km
  • Lake St. Lawrence, 37km
  • Lac Dollard-des-Ormeaux, 50km
  • Lac Georges, 60km
  • Lac Deschenes, 75km
  • Sand Pits Lake, 92km
  • McKay Lake, 92km
  • Brewer Park Pond, 91km
  • Dows Lake, 92km
  • Lissons Lake, 97km
  • Mud Lake, 99km
  • Buells Creek Reservoir, 107km
  • Cranberry Lake, 105km
  • Lambs Pond, 111km
  • Atkins Lake, 109km
  • Mud Lake, 113km
  • Lees Pond, 116km
  • Mud Pond, 110km
  • Centre Lake, 117km
  • Temperance Lake, 119km
  • Graham Lake, 120km
  • Constance Lake, 113km
  • North Mud Lake, 112km
  • Irish Lake, 117km
  • South Mud Lake, 115km
  • Mud Lake, 120km
  • Lake Eloida, 121km
  • Casey Lake, 117km
  • Wiltse Lake, 124km
  • Bacchus Mud Lake, 120km
  • Dunbar Lake, 123km
  • Bellamys Lake, 124km
  • Mud Lake, 131km
  • Basin Lake, 131km
  • Charleston Lake, 132km
  • Lower Rideau Lake, 125km
  • Green Lake, 132km
  • Otter Lake, 128km
  • Upper Beverley Lake, 132km
  • Bass Lake, 128km
  • Bass Lake, 133km
  • Lake of the Isles, 141km
  • Mississippi Lake, 126km
  • Killenbeck Lake, 136km
  • Higley Lake, 136km