Virtual Tours

Heritage Virtual Tours and Historic Booklets

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Virtual Tour - Historic Inns, Mills, Taverns and Cheese Factories
Virtual Tour - Historic Churches
Designated Historical Properties
Local Histories
     Butternut Bay
     Addison/Greenbush
     Lyn Village
     Highway 29

Virtual Tour - Historic Inns, Mills, Taverns and Cheese Factories
During the summer and fall of 2005 Heritage Elizabethtown-Kitley employed and supervised two summer students to develop a web-based virtual tour of mills, inns, taverns and cheese factories. 

Throughout the Township there are plenty of old industrial buildings that we pass by every day without knowing their history or their purpose. Under the direction of Heritage Elizabethtown-Kitley Committee, and with financial support from HRDC, the Brockville Community Foundation, and our local Proctor and Gamble, Inc., this website was created to focus attention on our old industries, specifically inns, mills, taverns and cheese factories.
 

To visit the tour, click the link above.

 

Virtual Tour - Historic Churches
During the summer of 2004 Heritage Elizabethtown-Kitley employed and supervised two summer students to develop a web-based virtual tour.

Heritage Elizabethtown-Kitley is proud to share their Virtual Tour of Historic Sites in and around Elizabethtown-Kitley.

The Committee invites you to take the virtual tour and experience "...all that the township has to offer the visitor.  From the rolling farmscapes and verdant splendor of rural Elizabethtown-Kitley to our charming hamlets, historic churches, and attractive lakeside parks and wildlife areas, our Township has something for everyone. "

 

Designated Historical Properties
Please click the link above to take a virtual tour of designated historical properties in Elizabethtown-Kitley.

 

Local Histories
Heritage Elizabethtown-Kitley has been hard at work transcribing into digital form local histories complied over time by various persons associated with the Committee.  Currently only one local history is available online, but it is hoped that this will be expanded in time to provide an online source for Elizabethtown-Kitley's local history.  To view the histories, click on the appropriate button above.

Butternut Bay
This is the story of a quaint and charming summer cottage community that boasts a long and captivating history.  It is the story of Butternut Bay, located in Elizabethtown, Ontario, approximately seven and a half miles west of Brockville on a high bluff over-looking the St. Lawrence River.

 

Addison/Greenbush
The following histories of Addison and Greenbush  were written in the summer of 1994 by  Karen Clout, a summer student working under the direction of the Heritage Elizabethtown Committee, and originally privately published under the title, "Greenbush and Addison Villages: A Look at the Histories and Homes".  Helena Male, H.D. Blanchard and Richard Kerr also contributed to the research.

Neither village, however, has remained frozen in time; some of the events anticipated in 1994 did not come about, and others have. An addendum is currently being prepared that will make note of what has transpired in the interval since this account was first published.

In due course, photos and brief histories and descriptions of all the old buildings in both villages will be added to this account.

Additional local histories are also being prepared for presentation on the web. The next in the series will be "The Old Perth Road".

 

Lyn Village
The following brief history of Lyn was written by Mary G. Robb in 1984 on the occasion of the bicentennial celebration of the Village of Lyn. The Heritage Elizabethtown-Kitley Committee is grateful for her permission to publish it on our web page.

Many of the illustrations found in the original publication had to be omitted in this web version. The Committee is working to obtain copies of these and other photographs, which will be added to this web version in due course.

Mary Grierson Robb was born in Leeds County and came to Lyn in 1974 in search of a retirement home for herself and her husband. She has lived in Lyn since 1979.

Highway 29
The old Perth trail ran from Brockville, up what is now Schofield Hill, thence by Tincap and on to Unionville. Many of the exact details of the southern-most part of the road are left to speculation, as only small portions like that beside the Howard Cemetery survive. At Unionville the road forked, one branch (now the Highway #42) headed west to Athens, Delta, Phillipsville, Forfar, Crosby, Newboro and on to Perth.

Township of Elizabethtown-Kitley, 6544 New Dublin Rd, RR 2  Addison, ON, K0E 1A0
Tel. 613-345-7480 or 1-800-492-3175, Fax. 613-345-7235, Email: mail@elizabethtown-kitley.on.ca

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