Clydesville General Store

Clydesville General Store


In 1864 Mrs. M McDonald tried to sell her property known as the Clydeville Store at Gallinger’s Bridge. There was on the premises a good frame house formerly used as a store and dwelling. Ther ewas also a back sore and a smaller one with a stable and one of  of the best Spring wells in the township. it was within 40 yards of the Clyde river and on the whole a most desirable place for a country store or a mechanical business. The terms were liberal.At one time there was a gristmill, a hotel and a blacksmith named Hugh McEwen that was well known in the area for making fine sleighs and runners.

The lumbering days gave rise to numerous mills along the Clyde and even in places on the smaller tributary streams with which a flourishing business was carried on. But, the passing of the industry, aided by fires and commercial failures left for the most part only memories turned themselves into rapidly fading dreams as the older generations died or moved away.


Come and visit the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page– what’s there? Cool old photos–and lots of things interesting to read. Also check out The Tales of Carleton Place and The Tales of Almonte

  1. relatedreading

  1. Smiles of Content and Social Notes in Clydesville

  2.  It Raineth Every Day in Lanark County–Social Notes–July 30, 1897

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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