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Rokeby (Lanark)


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Pioneer era buildings in Rokeby

©Copyright: Jeri Danyleyko

Rokeby was a postal hamlet and farm settlement, located in Lanark County about 10 kilometres east of Maberley. It was always a small place with a population that hovered between 20 and 30.

At its height, Rockby contained a general store, post office and a blacksmith, along with a small Anglican church and cemetery. A school was located one concession north. The post office only remained open for a few short years.

Today Rokeby continues to support a small population and a number of original structures still stand. These include the store, and a number of outbuildings. Although the church was demolished many years ago, the church grounds continue to be maintained. Unfortunately the same cannot be said for the Anglican cemetery which was classified as "abandoned" many years ago.