You’ve Got Mail- Or Maybe You Don’t–Clayton

You’ve Got Mail- Or Maybe You Don’t–Clayton



August 11 1871-Almonte Gazette


The residents of the Village of Clayton have from time—or about that-—been in communication with civilization through the medium of a tri-weekly mail to Almonte.

But the Clayton of today claims no kindred to the Bellamy’s Mills of twenty years ago. These progressive days, when railways and steamboats are making their way to every hamlet, it is not to be wondered that the progressive and ambitions and those should desire regular daily communication with the outside world.

For the purpose of achieving this object the proper authorities were petitioned and it was understood the request would be complied with. We are now informed that this is not to be the case, and that the people of Clayton and vicinity will have to bear the inconvenience of a twice weekly mail for an indefinite time.

The post-office authorities were also asked to establish a post office at Hunters Mills, a place that is rapidly  growing (thanks to the perseverance and energy of the Messrs. Hunters) and cannot much longer do without a Post Office.

Author’s Note–Don’t get too upset the letter carrier can “miss your village” anytime they want!



Photo-Uber Humor

As Huntersville could only be supplied in the event of a daily mail going to Clayton, it is altogether improbable that the petition will be granted.

Author’s Note–It was probably for the best as Huntersville kind of disappeared–Where Was Hunter’s Mill and Huntersville?






April 11 1940

Some of the young men of the village cleaned the sidewalk of snow and ice which is a wonderful improvement. Those responsible for the work were Keith Stanley, Edward and Willard Munro.

The weather for the past few days has been much warmer. We hope it will continue. Quite a lot of maple syrup has been made and of fine quality.



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Related reading:

Clayton Ontario.. click here

Where Was Hunter’s Mill and Huntersville?

The Tiny Hamlet of Bellamy’s Mills 1851

About lindaseccaspina

Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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