The Tramp’s Funeral

The Tramp’s Funeral Long ago, the death of an unidentified tramp led to a merry wake by the farmers of the region west of Lyn. In the early 1800’s, two farmers found the body of a transient in a field north of Jones Creek. While they were discussing their find and wondering whether or not […]

Row’s Corners – A Hamlet in Elizabethtown

Row’s Corners While the United Empire Loyalists of 1784 opened up the St.Lawrence River areas of Elizabethtown and Augusta late in the 18th Century, it was not until the early 1800’s the tide of immigration reached the ‘back40’s’ of these townships. One of these early homesteaders was farmer Peter McEachron who proved up on a […]

Gosford – A Forgotten Hamlet in Elizabethtown

Gosford This old community, lying in both Elizabethtown and Augusta Townships is reached by the Gosford Road which leads off the Brockville-North Augusta road eight miles northeast of Brockville. The early history of this old Elizabethtown township community has been lost in the mists of time, but it is known that settlers were living here […]