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Glen Ne­vis is a tiny ham­let on the banks of the Beaudette River nes­tled among the rolling hills of South Glen­garry where the 3rd Line Road meets the 7th Con­ces­sion. In the 1870s the vil­lage, set­tled by High­land Scots, boasted a store, post of­fice, cheese fac­tory, sawmill, dressmaker and an ele­men­tary school to serve the lo­cal farm com­mu­nity.

What en­dures is the stately St. Mar­garet of Scot­land Ro­man Catholic Church which was blessed on June 17, 1882 by the Most Rev. James Cleary, Bishop of Kingston.

Just west of Glen Ne­vis on the 5th Con­ces­sion at the 2nd Line Road is the vil­lage of North Lan­caster. In 1845 the vil­lage re­ceived its name.

En­ter­pris­ing pi­o­neer Charles Le­Clair pur­chased Lot 24 at Con­ces­sion 6 and in sub­se­quent years es­tab­lished a farm, a store, an ash­ery, a ho­tel, ten­ants’ hous­ing and more farms.

The his­toric Le­Clair house is lo­cated at the north edge of the vil­lage.

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