Toledo – News from the Village – 1924 to 1930

The Athens Reporter- excerpts have been taken from this newspaper for the years – 1924 to 1930. The original newspapers are in the archives of the Heritage House Museum, Athens, Ontario Toledo – Nov 15th, 1924 Mr. and Mrs. Duncan McClure were Perth visitors on Friday, the 7th inst. Misses Laura and Dorothy McClure of […]

Mott’s Mills – News from the Village 1925

The Athens Reporter- excerpts have been taken from this newspaper for the year – 1925. The original newspapers are in the archives of the Heritage House Museum, Athens, Ontario Mott’s Mills – April 1925 Miss Violet Greenwood, a student of the Athens High School, was quietly married Tuesday morning at the Anglican church parsonage in […]

Lehigh’s Corners- News from the Hamlet

The Athens Reporter- excerpts have been taken from this newspaper for the years- 1925 to 1926. The original newspapers are in the archives of the Heritage House Museum, Athens, Ontario Lehigh’s Corners – Mar 2nd, 1925 Mr. Wallace Hanton arrived home last week from Belleville where he has been for some time with his uncle, […]

Jasper – News from the Village – 1926

The Athens Reporter- excerpts have been taken from this newspaper for the years- 1926. The original newspapers are in the archives of the Heritage House Museum, Athens, Ontario Jasper. April 12, 1926 School re-opened o Monday. Mrs. Carroll Livingston and daughter Doreen, of Frankville, were guests last week of Mrs. O. Burridge. Mrs. Mort Davis, […]

Frankville – News from the Village 1925-1930

The Athens Reporter- excerpts have been taken from this newspaper for the years- 1925 to 1930. The original newspapers are in the archives of the Heritage House Museum, Athens, Ontario  Frankville- Feb 26, 1925 Kitley Mourns the Loss of William Henry Montgomery. Was a  School Teacher after leaving Athens High School The death occurred at […]

Toledo – A Village in Kitley

Toledo There was a time when this fine old Kitley Village was known simply as Bellamy Mills, due to its proximity to the mills operated by Chauncey Bellamy on Bellamy Lake west of the village. The actual survey of Kitley was delayed for seven years until 1797. In the meantime, Kitley had its first settler, […]

Shane’s Corners – A Forgotten Hamlet in Kitley

Shane’s Corners The area around the community was initially settled by Lowland Scots. Otter and Hutton Creeks passed through the area but these waterways were not large enough to support a mill operation Shane’s Corners was a small settlement located along Highway 29 near what was the First Concession of Kitley. Shane’s Corners was settled […]

Newbliss – A Hamlet in Kitley

Newbliss The village dates back to 1802, when United Empire Loyalists settled on grants of land given them by the Crown. Rachel and Isaiah Wiley were granted Lot 13 on the 4th Concession and opposite it Lot 13 on the 5th Concession was granted to Catherine Moore in 1805. Two dirt roads crossed at the […]

Lehigh Corners – A Hamlet in Kitley

Lehigh Corners  (Kilborn Corners) This community is situated on the southern fringe of Frankville, straddling No.29 Highway. In the late 1800’s a toll gate was operated here on the old Victoria Macadamized road running between Brockville and Smith’s Falls. The original settler was Gideon Leehy, somewhere around 1800. The spelling of the family name was […]

Jasper – A Hamlet in Kitley

Jasper   ( Irish Creek, Olmsted’s Mills) Jasper lies in the North East section of Kitley along the boundary with Wolford Township, with Irish Creek running through the village. Joseph Haskins, the first miler in these parts, settled on the future site of Jasper in 1802. At that time, Irish Lake was a muddy swamp […]

Blanchard’s Hill – A Forgotten Hamlet in Kitley

Blanchard’s Hill Blanchard’s Hill is reached by two roads, off of No.15 and off of No.29 highways. A large sign on No.15 Hwy three miles southwest of Lombardy proclaims “Blanchard’s Hill Road”. The road takes off from No.15 on an abandoned section of pavement, and then climbs the hill towards the old Blanchard Homestead. From […]

Frankville – A Hamlet in Kitley

Frankville The first Loyalist came in 1784 and a large number settled in Kitley Township in the years 1784 to 1830. They laboured hard to build up this community. Kitley was surveyed in 1797 and thrown open to settlers. Among the first to arrive was Loyalist Major William Read who had originally secured Crown land […]