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.