Lovat was a small community located in Bruce County, first settled in the 1850s. It thrived during the late 1800s as a small milling and industrial centre.
At its height, Lovat contained a busy sawmill, a brick yard, two stores, two hotels, a post office and a school. In addition there were the usual blacksmiths, carpenters and other trades people. They established a large cemetery around 1854.
Lovat began its slow descent to oblivion after the sawmill closed in the 1930s. The hotels and other businesses quickly followed suit. Road alignments obliterated much of the original town plan.
Today all that remains of Lovat is a small memorial cairn, the schoolhouse, now a private home, and the extensive cemetery which remains in use. Learn more