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|• Type||Municipality of North Perth|
|Elevation||365 m (1,198 ft)|
|Time zone||EST (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
It is part of the Municipality of North Perth.
The village is situated partly in Logan but largely in Elma.
Monkton originated with the construction of the Logan gravel road. In 1857 Mr. T. M. Daly, a contractor on the highway, erected the first building in the new settlement, a blacksmith shop. Once the gravel road was completed, a stage route was opened from Mitchell to Newry to carry passengers and provide a mail service between the two communities.
Two hotels were built to accommodate travelers, one in Logan, the other in Elma, and a third hotel was built in 1883.
In the same period, Mr. Winstanley obtained a grant of 1,000 acres to aid in the establishment of a sawmill. James McKenzie opened a post office.
Early settler families included the Dobbs, Stewarts, Holmans, Golightlys, McKenzies, Merryfields and Reices.
A school was built after the number of families in the village grew. In 1870, a second school was erected and replaced in 1888 by a new building, which served as the local school for many years.
At an early period, Monkton had a match factory, two saw mills, planing mill, shingle mill, tannery and several business houses.
In the mid-nineteenth century, pioneer ministers established a Christian church in the village. The local mercantile store, which was operated by Mr. Dunsmore, served as the first church building.
The surrounding countryside is noted for its agricultural purposes.
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