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Kemptville [1] is a former town located in the Municipality of North Grenville in Eastern Ontario, Canada in the northernmost part of the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville. It is located approximately 2.5 to 3 km south of the Rideau River. It can be reached by way of the former Highway 16 and Leeds and Grenville Road 43, the former Highway 43, which links Perth and former Highway 38. It is now accessed by the Veterans Memorial Highway, Highway 416, which was completed in 1999, with an interchange in the east on the old road to Alexandria. Kemptville is the largest community in North Grenville, holding about 27% of North Grenville's population. The Rideau River Provincial Park is situated in the north and three bridges along with one linking with Beckett's Corners are to the north. North Grenville is a township in eastern Ontario, Canada, in the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville on the Rideau River. ... Eastern Ontario is the region of the Canadian province of Ontario which lies between the Ottawa and St. ... The United Counties of Leeds and Grenville are located in Southeastern Ontario, Canada. ... rapids on the Rideau River opposite Carleton University The Rideau River is a Canadian river which flows north from Upper Rideau Lake and empties into the Ottawa River at Rideau Falls in Ottawa, Ontario. ... Perth is a town in eastern Ontario, Canada (pop. ... Highway 416 as part of the 400-series network Highway 416 is a 400-Series Highway in eastern Ontario that forms an important connection between Highway 417 in Ottawa and Highway 401 near Prescott. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... Alexandria is a town in eastern Ontario, Canada on the Garry River. ... This is the list of all national and provincial parks in Ontario, Canada. ...


Kemptville has 3 elementary schools - Holy Cross Catholic School, Kemptville Public School and South Branch Elementary School -, 2 high schools - St. Michael Catholic High School and North Grenville District High School -, 2 parks, and 2 hotels. The residential area of Kemptville is generally located in the south and east parts of the town. The main streets are Rideau, Prescott, Clothier and Van Buren streets. A creek named the Kemptville Creek divides Kemptville in the southeast, where the least part of Kemptville is found. The creek begins southwest of Kemptville and empties 4 km NE into the Rideau. Much of Kemptville is forested, especially east and north of the community. Farmlands cover the rest of the land; especially the west and the southern part of the community, with some exceptions. There are some homes lying next to the farmland. Kemptville Creek viewed from Curry Park in Kemptville, Ontario. ... This article is about forests as a massing of trees. ... Farmland can have several meanings: See: Farm for a general discussion of farming Farmland, Indiana, a town in the United States Farmland (cooperative), an agricultural cooperative This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...

Map of the town of Kemptville
Map of the town of Kemptville

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History of Kemptville

The small town of Kemptville began to emerge from the forest in the township of Oxford when Lyman Clothier, a resident of New England, bought 100 acres of land from a John Boyce, for the price of a yoke of oxen, and a fusee. Mr. Clothier had lived in the general area since 1804 or 1805, and in 1812 he made the afore-mentioned transaction with Mr. Boyce, in order to establish a lumber mill. Mr. Clothier began construction of a saw mill with the assistance of his 4 sons, and they built two dwellings in what is now present-day Kemptville. This mill was extremely important for the settling of the community, as in order to construct a crude dwelling, lumber was required - and so, the mill began to facilitate the construction of dwellings for settlers all over Oxford Township. This article is about the region in the United States of America. ... Binomial name Bos taurus Linnaeus, 1758 Cattle are domesticated ungulates, a member of the subfamily Bovinae of the family Bovidae. ... The spring-powered clock (invented in about 1510 by Peter Henlein of Nuremberg, Germany) did have its problems, that of slowing down when the mainspring unwound. ... 1804 was a leap year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... 1805 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... For the overture by Tchaikovsky, see 1812 Overture; For the wars, see War of 1812 (USA - United Kingdom) or Patriotic War of 1812 (France - Russia) For the Siberia Airlines plane crashed over the Black Sea on October 4, 2001, see Siberia Airlines Flight 1812 1812 was a leap year starting... This article or section should include material from Saw mill A sawmill is a facility where logs are cut into boards. ... This article or section should be merged with Sawmill A saw mill is a machine used in forestry to cut trees into logs. ... A dwelling is a structure in which humans or other animals live. ...



The village location chosen by Mr. Clothier was a location that became a point on the Ottawa - Prescott road. As a result, and as a direct consequence of the many travellers passing through the settlement, one of Mr. Clothier's sons, Asa, made a habit of opening his home to these travellers - as a resting place, and as a meeting place - thus, the "Clothier's Hotel" was born. The next major industry to be established was that of a grist mill in 1821, when the Clothiers placed some rock stones in the lower part of their saw mill. As a result of this, rather than taking their grain to a site on the St. Lawrence River, which would be a daunting hike in the best of conditions, or grinding the grain in an extremely ineffective and crude fashion, the settlers could now take it to this grist mill. After this was established, a blacksmith's shop was then established, inevitably run also by the Clothiers. Education was also an issue, and so a schoolhouse was established in 1823, and this served the surrounding communities for quite some time. In terms of medical care, the first physician arrived in the community the following year after the school was established. Motto: Advance Ottawa/Ottawa en avant Location of the City of Ottawa in the Province of Ontario Coordinates: Country Canada Province Ontario Established 1850 as Town of Bytown Incorporated 1855 as City of Ottawa Amalgamated January 1, 2001 Mayor Larry OBrien Local government Ottawa City Council (21 councillors) MPs... Prescott is a town of approximately 4,200 people on the north shore of the Saint Lawrence River in Ontario, Canada, directly across from Ogdensburg, New York. ... Irish Travellers are a nomadic or itinerant people of Irish origin living in Ireland, Great Britain and the United States. ... A grist mill is a place where grains are ground into flour. ... The coronation banquet for George IV 1821 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... The rocky side of a mountain creek near Orosí, Costa Rica. ... The Saint Lawrence River (French fleuve Saint-Laurent) is a large west-to-east flowing river in the middle latitudes of North America, connecting the Great Lakes with the Atlantic Ocean. ... A blacksmith A blacksmith at work A blacksmith at work A blacksmiths fire Hot metal work from a blacksmith A blacksmith is a person who creates objects from iron or steel by forging the metal; i. ... Williamson School was a one-room school in Blanch, Caswell County, North Carolina One-room schools were commonplace throughout rural portions of various countries including the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Scotland, England and Ireland in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. ... 1823 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... See drugs, medication, and pharmacology for substances that are used to treat patients. ... The Doctor by Samuel Luke Fildes This article is about the term physician, one type of doctor; for other uses of the word doctor see Doctor. ...


The small village was fast expanding - and the residents of the region were beginning to think about officially giving a dignified name to the location in which they lived. Initially, the community was known as "The Branch", and later, for obvious reasons, "Clothier's Mill". So, during a public meeting at this time, the name "Kemptville" was suggested, in order to honour Sir James Kemp, the Governor General of Upper Canada in 1828 who had been said to have camped on the banks of the Rideau River near the settlement. The name was adopted in the late 1820's and the first map with the name "Kemptville" was produced in 1830. [2] Public is of or pertaining to the people; belonging to the people; relating to, or affecting, a nation, state, or community; opposed to private; as, the public treasury, a road or lake. ... James W. Kemp is a retired United Methodist pastor and author now living in Lexington, Kentucky. ... The Governor General of Canada (French: Gouverneure générale du Canada or Gouverneur général du Canada) is the representative of the Canadian Monarch. ... 1828 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Liberty Leading the People by Eugène Delacroix commemorates the July Revolution 1830 (MDCCCXXX) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ...


A weekly newspaper is published in Kemptville, called the Kemptville Advance, and has been published since 1855. The Kemptville Advance celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2005.Kemptville is the best town ever!!!!!! 1855 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Nearest settlements

  • Beckett's Landing, N of the Rideau River
  • Sabourins Crossing, NE
  • Actons Corners, W

Actons Corners is a community in eastern Ontario in the township of North Grenville in the County of Leeds and Grenville. ...

Nearest towns

Merrickville (population 1,000) is a small town in Eastern Ontario, Canada. ... Smiths Falls (2001 population 9,977) is a town in Ontario, Canada. ... Winchester is a small town in Ontario, located near Winchester Springs, South Mountain and Chestervil, in the township of North Dundas, Ontario. ... Prescott is a town of approximately 4,200 people on the north shore of the Saint Lawrence River in Ontario, Canada, directly across from Ogdensburg, New York. ...

Geography

  • Population: 3,667 [1]
  • Location:
    • Latitude: around 45 (45°) N
    • Longitude: around 75 (75°) W
  • Postal codes: K0G 1J0
  • Elevation: about 80 m
  • Dialing code: +1-613

Eastern Ontario - 84 FSAs Note: No postal codes yet begin with K3* or K5*. Most populated FSAs Statistics Canada, 2001 Census K0K, 100,202 K0A, 88,384 K0L, 67,817 K0C, 50,698 K1V, 46,082 Least populated FSAs Statistics Canada, 2001 Census K1P, 72 K1A, 100 K8B... Area code 613 is an area code for eastern Ontario. ...

See also

Kemptville College is a campus of the University of Guelph, is located in Eastern Ontario, approximately 30 minutes south of Ottawa in Kemptville, Ontario. ... Kemptville Creek viewed from Curry Park in Kemptville, Ontario. ... North Grenville is a township in eastern Ontario, Canada, in the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville on the Rideau River. ...

References

  1. ^ Statistics Canada

External links


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