New User Registration
Username:
Password: Remember Me:

Ontario Abandoned Places

An online community for urban explorers
Location Database
Database
Forum
Forum
Search Locations
Search

User Search




Rock Hill (ghost town)

Located in: Nipissing Colonization Road
Location #889
Public

To request this location be removed, Click Here.

Location Owner:clay70
Creation Date: 10/4/2009
Last Updated: 9/24/2012



Description
Six families took farm lots on a rock hill just east of the Nipissing Rd. at the end of Rock Hill Rd.. It was located just straight west of Starrat and Royston. Their farms were surrounded by swamp and trees.

They did not have a church or school so they used nearby Starrat's. Their post office ran from 1894-1908. Like Royston, all that remains is their pioneer cemetery, which is said to be located at Lot 7, Concession 4 online.

A Rock Hill Rd. leads east from the Nipissing Rd. but ends just past a creek bridge in the middle of nowhere (this is where the center of the community existed); also, a road leads west from Starrat and also ends in a dead end. These roads once connected. Check this old map to see: http://maps.library.utoronto.ca/datapub/digital/G3522_A4_506_1946.htm



The photos below are as follows:

1. Rock Hill road, on the way in.
2. Looking downriver at the bridge in the centre of town.
3. The newest version of the ATV/snow machine bridge.
4. Old timbers found at the edge of the clearing, possible remains of a structure.
5. A small dugout area, about the size of a garden shed.
6. Difficult to make it out, but this is a square timber on the ground beside a corduroy road.
7. The clearing of the main community site.
8. More timbers, remains of another structure.
9. Remains of a previous bridge.
10. Another dugout, this one much larger, size of a small cabin.



Abandoned houses may be dangerous! Read the LEGAL DISCLAIMER.
Always obtain permission before entering someone else's property.


Status:

Status: Unknown
Category: Ghost Town


Links:

http://freepages.genealogy.roo Rock Hill Cemetery
http://maps.library.utoronto.c Map
http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/d Rock Hill Post Office History
http://media.cottagecountrynow Parry Sound District Historical Maps
http://files.ontario.ca/enviro This link shows a map where the cemetery still sits


Options:

View map
Geocaches
Who Viewed
Create Photo Gallery
Edit Location

HAZARDS
None listed
We do not assume any responsibility for the accuracy of this information or for liability should you injure yourself.
Maps are only shown to logged in members. Google Maps is no longer free.
GPS:



Timo explorer's Gallery
Rock Hill (ghost town)
Created on:10/14/2011
Created by: clay70
12 photos


clay70 says:
3/26/2016 12:10:29 AM

found it

clay70 says:
10/15/2011 10:28:59 AM

I wonder where the cemetery is located?

timo explorer says:
10/11/2011 10:59:30 AM

Visited on Thanksgiving Day, 2011. Got in to the end of the road and was met by a large and spectacular steel gate,complete with No Trespassing and Private Property, signs making it impossible to continue. I believe the townsite itself was slightly west of the "end of the "road" where the trail crosses the river. A new ATV/snowmachine bridge marks this spot. There are some rotting timbers in t

Show All comments

On 3/26/2016 12:10:08 AM user clay70 changed the following: links,
On 3/25/2016 11:58:43 PM user clay70 changed the following: description
On 5/3/2015 11:48:37 PM user clay70 changed the following: latitude, longitude,
On 5/3/2015 11:48:06 PM user clay70 changed the following: longitude,
On 5/3/2015 11:47:32 PM user clay70 changed the following: latitude, longitude,
On 5/3/2015 11:45:34 PM user clay70 changed the following: latitude, longitude,
On 5/3/2015 11:43:15 PM user clay70 changed the following: latitude, longitude,
On 6/5/2014 8:54:45 PM user clay70 changed the following: links,
On 3/5/2014 9:10:07 PM user clay70 changed the following: links,
On 3/5/2014 9:09:17 PM user clay70 changed the following: links,
On 9/28/2013 11:08:31 PM user clay70 changed the following: address, latitude, longitude, links,
On 9/24/2012 7:50:11 PM user clay70 uploaded photos : PICT6819.JPG /
On 9/24/2012 7:49:23 PM user clay70 uploaded photos : PICT6817.JPG /