Eden Mills, Eramosa and Everton, Ontario – My Top 7 Picks

Eden Mills, Eramosa and Everton, Ontario – My Top 7 Picks

Eden Mills was established in 1842 with the construction of the first of three mills and called Kribbs Mill.  The mills used water power generated  by the Eramosa River, which splits into two branches at the village then flows on to join the Speed River in Guelph, and finally to the Grand, the great Canadian Heritage River.  When Adam Argo bought the mill he changed the name to Eden Mills, the name for the post office in 1851 with Mr. Argo as the postmaster. In the early days Eden Mills had a hotel, a flour mill, a wagon maker, blacksmith, general store, shoe store, cooper shop and a daily stage. The first church was of the Congregation Faith.  During the nineteenth and early part of the twentieth century Eden Mills grew into an important center of commerce. In addition to its three mills, it boasted an imposing three-storey general store, a hotel (both still standing), post office, smithy, electric railway station, gas station and coffee shop.

Eramosa is located at the crossroads of Highway 124 and Wellington Road 29 east of Guelph.

Guelph/Eramosa is a township in Wellington County in mid-western Ontario. It partly encircles the city of Guelph from northeast to south southwest of the city.

Rockwood is the main community in the township. Rockwood is located on Highway 7 between Acton and Guelph. The Eramosa River runs through the center of the village and the river was the source of power for several mills that were built for the original settlement. Limestone was also extracted from the area. The Rockwood Conservation Area is used for swimming, hiking, canoeing, picnicking and camping.

The township also includes the smaller communities of Ariss, Armstrong Mills, Birge Mills, Blue Springs, Brucedale, Centre Inn, Eden Mills, Eramosa, Everton, Marden, Colbertville, Mosborough, Oakvale, Redwood Hills, and Rockcut.

Architectural Photos, Eden Mills, Ontario

Stone building – Gothic Revival – Eden Mills

Architectural Photos, Eden Mills, Ontario

Eden Mills Presbyterian Church – 1887 – Gothic Revival

Architectural Photos, Eramosa, Ontario

Queen Anne style – turret – Eramosa

Architectural Photos, Eramosa, Ontario

Cobblestone – Gothic Revival – Eramosa

Architectural Photos, Eramosa, Ontario

Gothic Revival – corner quoins, bay windows, balconies

Architectural Photos, Everton, Ontario

Gothic Revival – dichromatic brickwork – Everton

Architectural Photos, Everton, Ontario

Log Cabin – Everton