Sunday, August 21, 2011

The Nauvoo Road

Following are some pictures of the Nauvoo Road and the monument located there. To see the location of this road, see my Google map for this area.

The plaque on this monument reads:
No. 108
Erected August 16, 1946
Nauvoo Road

In 1846 a group of converts to the Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter-day Saints enroute from Gardner's
Mills to Nauvoo, Ill., chopped a road through the forest
to reach the London Road. Among them was Archibald
Gardner the first settler of Alvinston who built the
first grist mill in Brooke Township. The Nauvoo Road
sanctioned as a Brooke Township highway Nov. 22, 1851,
comprises that portion of Highway 79 from road allow-
ance between concessions 8 & 9 to the northern town-
ship line. This stone from Gardner's Mill was contributed
by the Brooke and Alvinston Agricultural Society to whom
it was presented by Duncan J. McEachern who provided
for its removal from the original mill site on the east
bank of the Sydenham River.

Ontario members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Descendants and relatives of Archibald Gardner, & the Utah Pioneer Trails &
Landmarks Association

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