Camden East

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Camden East
village
Country Canada
Province Ontario
District Lennox and Addington
Municipality Stone Mills
Government
 • Type Unincorporated
Population (2009)[1]
 • Total 306
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 613

Camden East is a hamlet in the Municipality of Stone Mills, located east of Greater Napanee in Lennox and Addington County, Ontario, Canada.

History[edit]

In 1800, one of the first settlers was Albert Williams, the son of a United Empire Loyalist family. The first saw mill was built in 1818 by Abel Scott.[2] He sold the rights to the mill to Samuel Clark who added a wool mill and a grist mill. The community was then called Clark’s Mills. In 1832, the post office was built. The name changed to Camden East, after the township which was organized in 1787 and named in honor of Charles Pratt, Earl of Camden, and Lord Chancellor of Great Britain in the late 18th century.

James M. Lawrence founded the now-defunct Harrowsmith magazine in Camden East in 1976; it was sold to Telemedia in 1988 and relocated to Toronto in the early 1990s.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Camden East Population". Rural Routes. Retrieved 2009-08-29. 
  2. ^ "Camden East History". Rural Routes. 
  3. ^ "Sir Gilbert Parker Birth". Britannica. 
  4. ^ "Larry McCormick". Parliament of Canada. 

Coordinates: 44°20′07″N 76°50′00″W / 44.33528°N 76.83333°W / 44.33528; -76.83333