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Actinolite     (Hamlet)    
Currently Exists     

Other Names (also known as):
Former Name(s): Troy (1856-1859); Bridgewater (1859-1895); Actinolite (1895+)

Geographic*: Elzevir Township, Hastings County
Municipal: The Municipality of Tweed

1c1853 called Troy. A large paper mill was built by Billa Flint. In 1858 name changed to Bridgewater. When mill burnt down it became Actinolite in 1895 after the name of the ore found in the area. I had a relative listed as postmaster in 1861. Information from Post Offices and Postmasters-NAC

Named for local mineral Actinolite which was mined for from the 1880's-1920's

Source(s) of Information:

  • 1Don J Boyle
  • 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
  • Mika, Nick & Helma. Places In Ontario: Volume I: A-E. Belleville, Mika Publishing Company, 1977. 0-919303-14-5
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