Founding of Parry Sound, The

Named in honour of the noted Arctic explorer Sir William Edward Parry, the community of Parry Sound was founded by the enterprising Beatty family. After laying out a town plot in the 1860s, William Beatty and his two sons built a store and a church, constructed roads, and operated a stagecoach service to Bracebridge.


On the grounds of the municipal building, 52 Seguin Street, Parry Sound

Region: Northern Ontario

County/District: District of Parry Sound

Municipality: Town of Parry Sound