Addington Road, The

This colonization road extended for about 73 miles northward from the Clare River in Sheffield Township to the Peterson Road in Burdenell Township. It formed a network of government roads built to open up the southern region of the pre-Cambrian Shield. From 1854 to 1857, Aylsworth B. Perry, a local surveyor, supervised construction of the road from the Clare River to the Madawaska River. A twelve-mile extension northward to the Peterson Road was added during 1863-64. Settlement of the "free-grant" lands along the route progressed rapidly and by 1862 the population totalled about 800. Although parts of the road were later abandoned, considerable sections were incorporated into the present Highway 41.


Near the route of the former colonization road, Highway 41 at Highway 7, Kaladar

Region: Eastern Ontario

County/District: County of Lennox and Addington

Municipality: Township of Addington Highlands