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Former Name(s): Troy (1856-1859); Bridgewater (1859-1895); Actinolite (1895+)
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
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