The 8th Line of Ramsay Township in Lanark County is one of the most historic in the area with a colourful past. The 12th- Line is now mostly populated by newcomers many with an interest in the early settlement Few, however, would have access to the records which mark the 8th line as one of the truly interesting early developments.
The easiest way to enter the 8th Line is turning left to the north on Highway 29 on the outskirts of Carleton Place. The Anglican cemetery is on the left much further down the line, approximately three miles is the Auld Kirk cemetery one of the first final resting places in the county. The church building was last used as a church in 1863 but is opened annually for memorial and decoration services, and serves as a vault in the winter months.
Did you know the first burial was that…
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