Perth Military Settlement 1816

The present townships of Bathurst, Beckwith and Drummond were settled under the jurisdiction of the Quarter Master General's Department. Scottish emigrants, quartered in barracks at Brockville during the winter of 1815-16, and soldiers discharged from the Glengarry Light Infantry and the De Meuron and De Watteville regiments, formed a majority of the original settlers. In March, 1816, a central depot was established on the site of Perth, and by October the settlement contained some 1,500 persons.


In Stewart Park, behind the town hall, 80 Gore Street East, Perth

Region: Eastern Ontario

County/District: County of Lanark

Municipality: Town of Perth