Actinolite is a community on the Skootamatta River in eastern Ontario. It is in the Municipality of Tweed, in Hastings County, on Highway 37 just south of Highway 7 and north of Tweed. Greyhound express buses between Toronto and Ottawa use Actinolite's Log Cabin Restaurant as a rest stop.
When Actinolite was first founded in 1853, it was called Troy. A number of Billa Flint's sawmills were built on the Skootamatta River here. In 1859, it became Bridgewater. In 1895, it was renamed Actinolite after a form of asbestos (actinolite) that was being extracted from open-pit mines near the town. 
- http://www.heritagefdn.on.ca/userfiles/HTML/nts_1_5654_1.html Ontario Heritage Trust Founding of Actinolite
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