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Almonte  is a former mill town located in Lanark County, in the eastern portion of Ontario, Canada. Formerly a separate municipality, Almonte is now a ward of the town of Mississippi Mills, which was created on January 1, 1998 by the merging of Almonte with Ramsay and Pakenham townships. Its population as of 2013 is about 5,000.

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Almonte is home to several festivals and events, including Puppets Up!, the North Lanark Highland Games, Naismith 3-on-3 Basketball FestivalAlmonte Celtfest and Busfusion.

 Mississippi Valley Textile Museum



Stittsville is a suburban community, part of the City of OttawaOntarioCanada. It is within the former Goulbourn Township. A part of the National Capital Region, Stittsville is immediately to the southwest of Kanata, and about 31 km (19 mi) west of Downtown Ottawa. Since the extension of the Queensway in the 1970s made travel from Ottawa quicker and easier, Stittsville has experienced rapid growth; it transformed from a quiet farming community of under 500 people to a suburb of 20,000, in just over 25 years. Many residents are employed in Ottawa's high-tech industry or the federal government.

Oldest house: Built in 1830.

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Carleton Place

Carleton Place is conveniently located on the serene Mississippi River. Beautiful streetscapes, scenic trails and picturesque waterfront make this town one of a kind in the Ottawa Valley. The conveniences of the city, with the friendliness of a small town make Carleton Place a wonderful place to live.
 A community rich in history, Carleton Place was settled in 1819 and saw a number of influential industries come into operation including a grist mill, lumber mills and the Findlay Stove Company. It was in 1829 that the area became formally known as Carleton Place.
Today, Carleton Place boasts a population of 10,000. We are a family-oriented community with a variety of social and recreation opportunities to suit just about everyone.


The Upper Canada District School Board manages public education in Carleton Place and Lanark County, while the Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario is in charge of schools teaching the Catholic curriculum. Following is a list of schools in the Carleton Place area:

  • Arklan Community Public School
  • Beckwith Public School (located in the Township of Beckwith)
  • Caldwell Street Public School
  • Calvary Christian Academy (located in the Township of Beckwith)
  • Carleton Place High School
  • École Catholique J.L. Couroux (French Catholic)
  • Mississippi School for the Arts (private high school)
  • Notre Dame Catholic High School
  • St. Mary's Catholic School
  • St. Gregory's Catholic School
  • T R Leger Alternative


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Oldest house: Built in 1820.

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