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Napier (ghost town)

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Located in: Middlesex County
Location #1959
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Location Owner:Dave Summer
Creation Date: 9/13/2010
Last Updated: 2/27/2018



Description
Napier was first settled around 1830 by a group of disbanded British military officers. It is located on Bear Creek. By 1838 Napier already had a school, church and a military academy. Napier was surrounded by walnut trees, so in the 1850's they put up saw and grist mills. A store and post office was added at about the same time. Interesting to note that one of the settlers had set up a steam powered saw mill and grist mill at some point. In the 1870's the population grew up over 200. From what I've read Napier continued to grow and became a small manufacturing center. As with many small centers, it was the coming of the railroad that hurt Napier. It made it more difficult to compete with those on the railway line. The photos I have here are some of what is left.


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Category: Ghost Town


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S.S. No.3 Metcalfe '17
Napier (ghost town)
Created on:2/27/2018
Created by: Motleykiwi
5 photos
Napier April 2017
Napier (ghost town)
Created on:4/30/2017
Created by: RoseBR
8 photos
Napier June 2013
Napier (ghost town)
Created on:6/10/2013
Created by: courtandchris
15 photos
Napier General Store Nov '12
Napier (ghost town)
Created on:4/22/2013
Created by: photomiss
17 photos
Napier2
Napier (ghost town)
Created on:6/29/2011
Created by: mobileworks
3 photos
Napier
Napier (ghost town)
Created on:9/13/2010
Created by: Dave Summer
10 photos


punchbowl says:
1/4/2012 8:12:33 PM
Great pictures!! - I love the General Store!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
spydrgyrl says:
10/26/2011 1:31:16 PM
Nice .. I love what they've done with the millstone. :)
mobileworks says:
6/29/2011 1:37:22 PM
thanks for the inside shot of the store !
Dave Summer says:
9/15/2010 7:09:29 AM
It was a great location. I've added a couple more shots. I was running out of time. The rain was coming. I do plan to go back in the fall once the leaves have fallen. dave
clay70 says:
9/13/2010 1:51:22 PM
sweet...this seems like one of the better ghost towns in Western Ontario...
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