Posted by: Cornwall Community Museum | June 21, 2016

Tour of Historic South Mountain Ontario


scan0123A generic Edwardian postcard from South Mountain.

South Mountain received its name from being located in Mountain Township which was name after the Right Reverend Jacob Mountain (1750 – 1825) the first Protestant Bishop of Quebec.  You can stop looking for the mountain now!


Dam at South Mountain.

in 1905 when this postcard was made S. Mountain had a population of 400.  James Murdock was the baker; J.H. and J.N. Barkley, John Gilroy and J.A. Hunter were blacksmiths; E. Foster the butcher; Dr. George Stacey; the general stores were operated by M.J. Christie, J.W. Ellis and Martin Kavanagh; Mrs. K. Ellis ran the grocery; J.A. Storey operated the hotel; F. Phillips was the jeweler; Joseph Locke ran the planning mill, Abraham Ellis made shoes and D. Clelland acted as postmaster and grocer.



Fair grounds, 2005.scan0127


This is a sample of material in the archives of the Cornwall Community Museum relating to South Mountain.


  1. My mother dorthy Boyd long deceased told me there was a high dam and a low low dam the lower was used to make slave stakes for barrels the higher one for grist mill

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