Ameliasburg

(Compact Rural Community)
Currently Exists
Former Names (no longer used): Way's Mills (?-1842), Roblin's Mills (1842-?), Owensville, Ameliasburgh

LOCATION:
Historic (Geographic) Location*: Ameliasburgh Township, Prince Edward County
Current (Municipal) Location: County of Prince Edward

The original name for this settlement was Way's Mills after the person who built the first grist mill. When the mill was purchased by Owen Roblin in 1842 the area became known as Roblin's Mills. It kept this name until it was learned there was another Roblin's Mills in the province, at which time it was renamed Ameliasburgh.

Source(s) of Information:
Canadian Permanent Committee on Geographical Names. Gazetteer of Canada: Ontario. Ottawa, Committee by Surveys and Mapping Branch, Department of Energy, Mines and Resources, 1974. 9780660510002


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