DAL­HOUSIE MILLS

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The small vil­lage of Dal­housie Mills is lo­cated on County Rd. 23. It was orig­i­nally called Roe­buck be­cause of some fam­ily con­nec­tions to the Roe­bucks, of the famed “Sears & Roe­buck” stores. Later, as it grew, it be­came known as Dal­housie Mills, due to the fact that there were two sawmills, one close to the vil­lage and one East on Mor­ri­son Rd. To­day many lo­cals, call it “Old Dal­housie” as it was the first Dal­housie in the area.

One can see the orig­i­nal Bathurst Gen­eral Store and at­tached res­i­dence. St. An­drew’s United Church west of the vil­lage, a round struc­ture makes it unique to the County of Glen­garry, and pos­si­bly, to the province of On­tario.

As one crosses the bridge head­ing south on County Rd. 23, to the left, is a ma­jes­tic stone house, once the home of Dr. Cat­tanach, and in par­tic­u­lar An­gus Cat­tanach, the well-known land surveyor who sur­veyed large parts of Glen­garry. On the op­po­site side of County Rd. 23, across from the Cat­tanach house, one finds stand­ing alone, a stone fire­place, once part of a house lived in by a fam­ily of Mon­ros con­nected to the famed “Munro-McIn­tosh Car­riage Co.” of Alexandria.

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