Founding of Carleton Place, The

The families of Edmond Morphy and William Moore became, in 1819, the first settlers on the site of Carleton Place. About 1822, Hugh Boulton built a mill here on the Mississippi River that provided the nucleus around which a community, known as "Morphy's Falls," had become established by 1824. It also contained a sawmill, stores, a tavern, tannery, ashery and a blacksmith's shop, and later a textile mill and stove foundry. A post office named "Carleton Place" was opened in 1830. The completion of railway lines from Brockville in 1859 and Ottawa in 1870 greatly stimulated the growth of Carleton Place. It was incorporated as a village in 1870 with a population of 1,200 and became a town in 1890.


In Centennial Park, Flora Street, Carleton Place

Region: Eastern Ontario

County/District: County of Lanark

Municipality: Town of Carleton Place