Perth, no time to dally!

Smith Falls disappeared behind me.  I arrived in Perth very early I had no time to explore because I had to get to Belleville via Marmora, Stirling and Trenton. I took Hwy 43 to Perth.

Yes another sign! Perth!

As I was taking a picture of the Perth sign I turned on the road that crossed a railroad track and there was this cemetery.  I couldn’t resist so I took some pictures.  The name of the cemetery I do not know but it is right there along the highway and across from a very serious industrial plant.  Click on the photo and it will get bigger (hit your back button to return to the blog).  If you look closely at the photo you can see the tall spires of the plant.

The cemetery by the sign and highway

The Last Duel in Canada was a very big deal in 1833:  http://www.town.perth.on.ca/siteengine/activepage.asp?PageID=91 

The Last Duel in Canada Campground

Another cemetery in Perth - The Old Burying Ground:

The Old Burying Ground, Perth

Perth’s clock tower in the downtown area.  I can see that Perth would have been a great town to explore.  It was quite charming.

Photo doesn’t do Perth justice

2 Responses to Perth, no time to dally!

  1. Elaine says:

    Hi Bonnie, now you are talking about the stomping grounds of my father’s maternal line. My grandmother Cora Hughes’s (who married George Burns) great-grandparents Owen Hughes & Rose Flood arrived here along with Rose’s parents Owen Flood & Mary Liddy from Co. Cavan Ireland in 1819 within a few years of the 1812 War. The British government was giving land in lieu of services paid for after the wars. The Hughes/Floods were granted 200 acres about 5 miles to the northwest. The next two generations James Hughes & Margaret Clark and John B. Hughes & Bridget Halloren are buried in the cemetery pictured above – St. John’s Roman Catholic Cemetery. The two Owen’s & spouses are in the ‘old burying ground’ near the Last Duel Park although the Miss Hughes in that story is not related to mine. Lots of interesting things to see and do while in Perth so it’s too bad you were in such a rush. Maybe next time.

    • bonmac says:

      Elaine: Well, I knew that I needed to take a few pictures of those cemeteries for some reason. HA! I realized as I drove through Perth that it was a town I would really like. Unfortunately, there is never enough time to do everything. That is very interesting that they are from Cavan. Esther King, the wife of George Brown, my 2nd great grandfather is suppose to be from Cavan and he is from Longford. I have yet to study that part of the history. We are going to be related yet, HA! Bonnie

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