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Metcalfe, Ontario, Canada - Church of St. Catherine of Siena 2714 8th Line Road, Metcalfe, ONTARIO Established 1897 Source: Google maps

Metcalfe is a population centre located in Osgoode Ward, in the rural south-end of the city of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Colonel Archibald Macdonell, believed by some to be the first settler in Osgoode Township, settled just south of the current location of Metcalfe in March 1827. The village was originally called Hawley’s Corners, but in 1877 it was renamed to Metcalfe in honour of Charles Theophilus Metcalfe, Governor General of Canada from 1843 to 1846...


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Church of St. Catherine of Siena
2714 8th Line Road, Metcalfe, ONTARIO
Established 1897
Source: G
Metcalfe, Ontario, Canada

Church of St. Catherine of Siena
2714 8th Line Road, Metcalfe, ONTARIO
Established 1897
Source: Google maps
Public School, Metcalfe, Ont.
Metcalfe, Ontario, Canada

Public School, Metcalfe, Ont.

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1869 - Metcalfe
"Metcalfe, (Osgoode Post Office).— A Post Office in the Township of Osgoode, County Carlton, 9 miles from Osgoode Station on the Ottawa and Prescott Railway, and 20 miles from Ottawa City. Daily mail. Monev order office. Population 300."
The Province of Ontario Gazetteer and Directory: Containing Concise Descriptions of Cities, Towns and Villages in the Province, with the Names of Professional and Business Men and Principal Inhabitants, Together with a Full List of Members of the Executive Governments, Senators, Members of the Commons and Local Legislatures, and Officials of the Dominion, and a Large Amount of Other General, Varied and Useful Information, Carefully Compiled from the Most Recent and Authentic Data Henry McEvoy January 1, 1869 Robertson & Cook
METCALFE, Russell co., Ont. See Osgoode.

OSGOODE, or METCALFE, a post village in Russell co., Ont., 9 miles from Osgoode Station. It contains telegraph office, a drill shed, town hall, 4 stores, 2 hotels, 2 tanneries, and several mills. Pop. 350.
Lovell's gazetteer of British North America; J. Lovell; Montreal, 1873
1895 - Osgoode / Metcalfe
Osgoode, or Metcalfe, a post-village in Russell co., Ontario, 9 miles N.E. of Osgoode Station. It contains a drill-shed, town hall, 4 stores, 2 hotels, 2 tanneries, and several mills. Pop. 350.
Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ... Joseph Thomas January 1, 1895 J.B. Lippincott
1897 - Church of St. Catherine of Siena established at Metcalfe
Mr. William F. Campbell, and old and respected merchant of Metcalfe, Ont., dropped dead in his home yesterday afternoon from what is supposed to be a stroke of apoplexy. Mr. Campbell had suffered a few days previously from muscular rheumatism, but his death was entirely unexpected.

The deceased was 66 years of age and a native of Canada. he leaves a wife, one son and an adopted daughter. The son, Mr. William Campbell, is a prosperous farmer of Manitoba, and the daughter is wife of Mr. William Surtees, a farmer of Osgoode.

The funeral will be held at 2 o'clock to-morrow afternoon to the Baptist church, Metcalfe. Rev. Mr. McQuarrie will officiate at the service.
The Ottawa Journal
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
October 30, 1897
Metcalfe, Ont., June 5. - The main building in the County of Russell Agricultural Grounds was destroyed by fire here this morning, supposed cause, boys smoking; loss fifteen hundred dollars; insured in the London Mutual Fire Insurance Co. for seven hundred dollars.
The Ottawa Journal
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
July 5, 1905
Metcalfe, a post-village of Carleton co., Ontario. The banking point is Winchester.
Lippincott's New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns ... in Every Portion of the Globe Publisher J.B. Lippincott Company, 1906
Coroner Baptie has been notified of a tragic death at Metcalfe, Ontario, of Mrs. James McCooey. She had been in ill health for some tie and when her husband, who was away from the house for an hour or so yesterday, returned, he found her lifeless body suspended from a rafter in the barn. Dr. Wallace, of Metcalfe, was notified and at once sent word to the coroner. Mrs. McCooey leaves a husband, three sons and one daughter. Dr. Baptie consulted the county crown attorney about the matter, and although this afternoon he could not say definitely, it is unlikely that he will have to go out there. Apparently it is a case of where the woman was despondent through ill health, and when possibly not quite it her right mind, committed suicide. Her daughter had gone upstairs to rest and her husband had gone to a neighbor's.
The Ottawa Journal
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
May 17, 1907
METCALFE, Ont., Dec 7 - J. Herbert Goldie was choked to death by a piece of meat while eating his dinner today.
Vancouver Daily World
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
December 7, 1907
Serious Accident Occurred at Metcalfe on Saturday Afternoon.

Special to The Journal.
Metcalfe, Ont., Oct. 17. - A serious accident occurred here Saturday afternoon, when a scaffolding on the roof of James Simpson's house gave way. James Grant, Stephen Henderson and Robert Speers fell 25 feet and were seriously injured. Mr. Henderson is believed to be fatally injured. He fell on his shoulder and head. His shoulder was frightfully bruised and he received a deep gash in the head. The other men were not so seriously hurt. It is stated that Grant and Speers will be around again within a week or more. The doctor states that Henderson is in a serious condition, and may not recover.

The cause of the accident is unknown. It appears that the staging was in good condition, and that the men overloaded it with shingles. At any rate the fall was a clear one, there not being a single thing to break the fall.

The whole town was alarmed when the news spread. People flocked from all sections. ... Read MORE...

2023 - There are plenty of places to go and things to do in and around Metcalfe. Here's a list to get you started:
Metcalfe Golf Club: If you're a golf enthusiast, you'll love the Metcalfe Golf Club. It's a beautifully maintained 18-hole course surrounded by lush greenery. Spend a day enjoying a round of golf with friends or family.

Village of Metcalfe Park: The heart of Metcalfe is its charming village center. Take a leisurely stroll through the park, which features a gazebo, playground, and green space for picnicking. It's a great spot for a relaxing afternoon.

Metcalfe Farmers' Market: On weekends during the summer and fall, don't miss the Metcalfe Farmers' Market. You can find fresh produce, homemade crafts, and delicious baked goods. It's a fantastic place to support local vendors and discover unique items.

Rideau Carleton Raceway & Casino: Located nearby in Ottawa, this entertainment complex offers harness racing, a casino, and dining options. If you're feeling lucky or just looking for some excitement, this is the place to be.

Osgoode Trail: For nature lovers and hikers, the...

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