Middleville 1938 and Things

Middleville 1938 and Things
middleville hotel


MIDDLEVILLE in Lanark county, is just what its name implies, a little village in the middle of Lanark township and it as intimately associated with Lanark county’s settlement days as are the rugged hills that once beckoned the Scottish pioneers.

Lanark village was settled in 1820. but soon the pioneers realized that valuable land lay beyond the hills and that there was a particularly fertile area almost in the centre of the township. There a settlement grew up and they named it Middletown, but there were then two post offices of that name in Upper Canada and the name was changed to Middleville- with the consent of Col. William Marshall, then superintendent of Lanark’s settlement scheme.

middleville school

A portion of the initial store conducted by one Glossop still stands at the corner of Hall and Main streets. Buggies were not yet thought of in the new land, but wagons were in great demand and in those early days Middleville boasted three wagon makers. The village wasn’t always the model of temperance that is now claimed for it. In fact there were two taverns, both of them conducted by women.

History records the name of Ann Wark’s “Grog Shop” in 1840 and another stopping place conducted jointly by “Aunty” Scoular and Elizabeth Harding in 1862 and 1863

Middleville’s first school teacher was John Mclntyre Most of the trade throughout the community was for years carried on by barter. Middleville School _ History and Names Names Names

middleville school now the museum

The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
23 Jun 1900, Sat  •  Page 6

Have You Seen the Middleville Cemetery?

Middleville School _ History and Names Names Names

Middleville School Photos- Laurie Yuill

Photos of Laurie Yuill- Somerville/Mather Picnic 1937–Charles Home, Lloyd Knowles House–Foster Family

Mr. Lionel Barr’s Store Middleville and Other Mementos –‎Laurie Yuill‎

Middleville– Yuill- Photos Laurie Yuill

Did you Know we have a “World Class Museum” right in Lanark County?

The S.S. #6 Middleville School

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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