Phone : (613) 374-2408

Verona, ON (Nearby: Hartington, Godfrey, Harrowsmith, Sydenham, Yarker)

6751 Road 38
Verona, Ontario
K0H 2W0

Ontario Tourism Region : The Great Waterway

Description From Owner:
  • Petworth, located in Frontenac, was first settled as a lumber mill town around 1840. The mills were established by Stephenson and Lott, who began with a sawmill, followed by woollen, carding and eventually grist mills.
  • In 1861, the same year the post office opened, their timber rights were acquired by the Rathbun Lumber Company.
  • At its height Petworth boasted a population of about 200. It included a hotel, two grocery stores, two blacksmith shops, a Methodist church and a school. By the 1880s, it had added a second flour mill.
  • A steady stream of loggers kept the hotel busy during logging season.
  • By the early 1900s, Petworth's days as a lumber town had come to an end. Sixty years of steady logging had decimated the surrounding lumber supply.
  • Petworth also had the misfortune to be bypassed by the railway, which left its remaining industries at a serious disadvantage.
  • Petworth was never completedly abandoned. By the late 1990s, it still contained a handful of residents and a number of interesting old structures, such as a derelict schoolhouse, an old blacksmith shop, and the ruins of the mill.
  • (from Ghost Town Pix)

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