Moncrieff

Introduction

Town site photo

The former store

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Moncrieff was a small mill settlement in Huron County, first settled in the 1860s.

At its height, Moncrieff boasted two sawmills and a flour mill. The hamlet also boasted a store, post office, blacksmith shop, and boarding house for the mill hands. One of the sawmills was later expanded to include a feed mill and grain chopper. A large Presbyterian church was built in 1911.

Moncrieff was never large and contained an average population of about 50. One of the mills remained in operation until 1980.

Today Moncrieff continues to support a small population. A number of early structures still stand and remain in use as private dwellings. These include the store and church. The schoolhouse has found new use as a community centre.

Created: December 23, 2006, Last Revision: February 24, 2014
Research: Jeri Danyleyko
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