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The Township of Elizabethtown-Kitley acknowledges the lands part of the traditional territory of the Algonquin First People.

Virtual Tour – Historic Sites

Heritage Elizabethtown-Kitley is proud to share their Virtual Tour of Historic Sites in and around Elizabethtown-Kitley. The Committee invites you to take the virtual tour and experience “…all that the township has to offer the visitor. From the rolling farmscapes and verdant splendor of rural Elizabethtown-Kitley to our charming hamlets, historic churches, and attractive lakeside parks and wildlife areas, our Township has something for everyone.”

Cultural Maps

Throughout the Township there are plenty of old industrial buildings that we pass by every day without knowing their history or their purpose. Under the direction of Heritage Elizabethtown-Kitley Committee, and with financial support from HRDC, the Brockville Community Foundation, and our local Proctor and Gamble, Inc., the mapping was created to focus attention on our old industries, specifically inns, mills, taverns and cheese factories, in addition to other notable buildings.

Brockville Psychiatric Hospital

Enjoy the long history of this notable facility by clicking the link in the upper right corner of this webpage.

Local Histories

Heritage Elizabethtown-Kitley has been hard at work transcribing into digital form local histories complied over time by various persons associated with the Committee. To view the histories, click on the appropriate links below.

Butternut Bay

Butternut Bay HistoryThis is the story of a quaint and charming summer cottage community that boasts a long and captivating history. It is the story of Butternut Bay, located in Elizabethtown, Ontario, approximately seven and a half miles west of Brockville on a high bluff over-looking the St. Lawrence River.


Addison/Greenbush HistoryThe following histories of Addison and Greenbush were written in the summer of 1994 by Karen Clout, a summer student working under the direction of the Heritage Elizabethtown Committee, and originally privately published under the title, “Greenbush and Addison Villages: A Look at the Histories and Homes”. Helena Male, H.D. Blanchard and Richard Kerr also contributed to the research.

Lyn Village

Lyn Village HistoryThe following brief history of Lyn was written by Mary G. Robb in 1984 on the occasion of the bicentennial celebration of the Village of Lyn. The Heritage Elizabethtown-Kitley Committee is grateful for her permission to publish it on our website. Many of the illustrations found in the original publication had to be omitted in this web version. The Committee is working to obtain copies of these and other photographs, which will be added to this web version in due course.

Mary Grierson Robb was born in Leeds County and came to Lyn in 1974 in search of a retirement home for herself and her husband. She has lived in Lyn since 1979.

Highway 29

Highway 29 HistoryThe old Perth trail ran from Brockville, up what is now Schofield Hill, thence by Tincap and on to Unionville. Many of the exact details of the southern-most part of the road are left to speculation, as only small portions like that beside the Howard Cemetery survive. At Unionville the road forked, one branch (now the Highway #42) headed west to Athens, Delta, Phillipsville, Forfar, Crosby, Newboro and on to Perth.