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Follow the links below to discover the rich history of the Town of Perth:

A Brief History of the Founding of Perth and Neighbouring Townships

Life in Early Perth (short history)

Sources of Historical Material on Early Perth and the Area

History Books and Papers on Perth and Area

Map of Perth 1863

Perth Regional Heritage Fair

Field of Blood, Locating the Site of the Last Fatal Duel

Perth Designated Historic Buildings (0.7 Mb PDF)

Archaeological examination of the old St. Andrews Church Site (4.4 Mb PDF)

Cycling in Perth and Area, Past & Present (0.3 Mb PDF)

Civilian Settlers to the Perth Area, and their ships; 1816-1819 (0.1 Mb PDF)
excel file Civilian Settlers to the Perth Area, and their ships; 1816-1819 (0.2 Mb XLS)

The Story of the Tayside Textiles Mill/Perth Carpet Factory (0.2 Mb PDF) 

Key Dates in the Founding of the Perth Military Settlement (0.75 Mb PDF)

The Post-War Settlement and Founding of North Grenville, 1814-1820

FEW PLACES MORE DISADVANTAGED - The Crown & Clergy Reserve Dispute

THE DEVIL VISITS DRUMMOND TOWNSHIP - Canada's First Mass Murder

THE THIRD WAVE - The Lanark 'Society Settlers'

UNTIMELY DEMISE - Death and Injury at Early Perth

MYTH OF THE PERTH 'SCOTS' SETTLEMENT

VOYAGE OF THE IMMIGRANT SHIP ATLAS

MECKLENBURG TO LANARK - An Administrative Evolution

LA GRIPPE - The Spanish Influenza Epidemic of 1918-1919

MASTERS & SERVANTS - Runaway Apprentices & Housemaids

ULTIMATE PENALTY OF THE LAW - The Death Penalty at Perth

William Lee's Family History - The Lee Family's Arrival in the Perth Military Settlement, 1816

Liberal in Opinion and Broad in his Views, James Shaw (1798-1878) 

Thomas Scott - Opening the North-West

Lumber Baron - Peter McLaren

Livingstones of Lanark

The Story of the Ontario Women's Institutes

The Black Presence at Perth, 1816-1926  

Dominion Day at Perth, 1867

The Wildfires of 1870

Streetcar Pioneer: George Ephraim Patterson (1838-1927)

The Perth Railway Station (1859-1979)

E.J. Robertson - Man of Fleet Street

Knight of the Realm

When Lyon fell by Wilson's Hand

Clonmel Dueling Code

Advice to Emigrants (1832)

First Woman at The Polls

Klan Gathering Yonder

One Knight Girt With Sword

A History of Perth in Verse, from the Perth Courier

Johanna 'Joan' Matheson - Nurse in the Northwest Rebellion

Merchant House of A. Meighen & Brothers

The Corporation Baby


Perth, the Capital of the District of Dalhousie; from the N-East bank of the River Tay - painting by Thomas Burrowes, 1828, Archives of Ontario, I0002141

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